218- How Not To Be Discouraged in a Discouraging Year | with guest Derwin Gray

Posted by: WCSG | Friday, March 22nd, 2024 (12:00am)

“Hope in the gospel and discouragement are not mutually exclusive,” Pastor Derwin Gray encouraged us on today’s episode. 

But, how is that possible? The world can feel so defeating:

Politics, racial division, pastor scandals, congregant sin, and the drudgery of faithfully trying to do this thing called advancing the Kingdom of God wherever we are called can overwhelm anyone. How can we both experience grief, discouragement, or mourning, and allow it to propel us further into the heart of God?

Author and pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in America, Derwin Gray, preaches exactly the answer and exactly what weary souls needed to hear today.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • “When I find my heart becoming cynical I know that I have stepped out of grace and into self righteousness.” —Derwin Gray
  • “I’m finding encouragement because that tomb in Jerusalem is still empty.” —Derwin Gray
  • “We need more local pastors not teaching moralism, sin management, left-leaning secular ideologies or Pharisaical rightism. We need them to preach the gospel-centered, beautiful, bloody resurrection power of Jesus.” —Derwin Gray

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