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Satan's Anesthetic
Theme of the Week: The Life-Changing Power of Hope
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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Key Bible Verse: "This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)

Dig Deeper: Joshua 1:1-9

The polar opposite of hope is discouragement. It acts like a lead weight around your neck. When you feel discouraged, you lose buoyancy and sink.

Howard Hendricks gave a gripping definition of discouragement: ...

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Prayer for the Week
Heavenly Father, I pray for people in my life who are drowning in discouragement. Show me how I might reach out to them and offer them hope for a better tomorrow and a better eternity.

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Curt Schleicher

August 05, 2014  9:33am

Discouragement literally dragged me to the edge of despair---where there is no hope. However, i was fortunate that in that in my despair , i received & understood the Gospel of Jesus Christ. i pray this day that i may be able to share this Good News with others in my daily walk. In Jesus Name i pray amen.

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ANTHONY Swaggerty

August 05, 2014  6:17am

Wow, I needed to see those words and understand how the anesthetic Satan uses replaces hope. I can see in my own life where I need to lean on God's strength to focus on. A great word to wake too. Hope is definitely a keep to buoyancy. Thanks M.O.I. Anthony

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