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Before You Throw In The Towel (4 of 4)
Series: The Optimism Factor
Pastor Chris Brown
THE MAN BEHIND THE STORY:
Psalm 73, 1 Chronicles 6:31-39, 15:16-19, 16:1-7, 37-38, 25:1-2,
2 Chronicles 29:30, Nehemiah 11:17-22
WHEN WE ARE THINKING ABOUT GIVING IN:
Focusing on others will depress us.
Focusing on self will disappoint us.
Focusing on God will:
give us an eternal perspective.
show us who we really are.
show us who He really is.
show us what we really have.
TWO QUESTIONS TO PONDER:
Do I measure God's blessings by the prosperity of life,
or my closeness to Him?
How is God a daily focus in my life?
Food for Thought
(Questions and Scriptures for further study)
1. Asaph was one of many great leaders who were probably tempted to "throw in the towel" and turn away from God in frustration. Read the following passages and see how Isaiah the prophet, Solomon the king and Paul the apostle vented their feelings. Can you relate with any of them?
How could Matthew 6:25-34 and Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 give these men a game plan for working through their frustration?
2. Take a minute and go back over Psalm 73:21-28. ...
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