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Don't Quit Now (20 of 27)
Series: A Confident Church in a Changing World
January 22, 1995
A. Everyone has had the experience in life when really we just felt like giving up or quitting.
1. May be the problems and pressures of daily life. Feel like cannot go on under the pressure.
2. Difficulties within your own spirit.
ill. Becomes like a leaking faucet.
B. Some of the greatest people in the Bible felt like you.
1. Elijah: Challenged the idolatry of his day. He ran to the wilderness and said to the Lord, I've had it.
2. Jeremiah: Wonderful prophet. Compassionate man who said, "Oh that my head were fountains and my eyes a fountain of tears that I may weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people." Yet, once said, Lord I've had it. I want to get away from the pressure and crowd and open a little motel by the road side.
3. Paul was experiencing the same thing.
ill. I Cor. 2:3 "I was feeling far from strong when I came to you; I was nervous and shaky."
C. See tonight:
The problem leads to the desire to quit; the Promise of God's presence; the Promise of God's protection; and the Power of Potential.
I. THE PROBLEMS.
MANY THINGS CAN CAUSE US TO WANT TO QUIT.
A. FATIGUE. VS. 5.
1. Paul was working a trade by day; preaching by night. He was wholly absorbed in his spirit with the task. Got a little down physically.
2. The condition of the body can affect your emotions.
ill. "The spirit, soul, and body live so closely together they catch one another's diseases."
1. Paul had walked 50 miles from Athens to Corinth. He had time to think about what he had gone through in that city. The result ...
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