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Dealing With Disappointment

from the book
Sermons For The Church

Don M. Aycock

Mark 4:26-34


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How do you deal with disappointment? Some of us get angry. Others take the old "sour grapes" attitude -- "Oh, I didn't really want that anyway." Still others try even harder to get what they were originally after. Sooner or later, we all come to grips with disappointments in our lives.

Jesus told the parable in today's text to a group of disciples who were impatient with the slow results of their work. Even though they were new at what they were doing, still they wanted action, and they wanted it immediately! Jesus' parable is a reminder that God's kingdom was not in their hands. It was in God's control. The seed germinates and grows silently in the dark, damp soil. A tiny mustard seeds grows up to become a huge plant. The growth of God's rule on earth follows that pattern. Jesus' disciples came to some realizations which help us.

First, all genuine progress is slow. This is true ...

This sermon, Dealing With Disappointment, is based on Mark 4:26-34. This sermon relating to Mark 4:26-34 is excerpted from the book 'THE WORD IS NEAR YOU '. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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