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  • Dealing With Depression

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Apr 20, 2002
    based on 180 ratings

    Practical helps from God’s wisdom for dealing with depression.

    DEALING WITH DEPRESSION II Cor. 12:1-10 INTRO.- ILL.- A businessman on his deathbed called his friend and said, "Bill, I want you to promise me that when I die you will have my remains cremated." Bill said, "And what do you want me to do with your ashes?" He replied, "Just put them in an more

  • Dealing With Depression

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 247 ratings

    Depression is something that we all face.

    INTRO.- ILL.- The wife was telling her friend about her household budget. “I spend 40 percent of our income for food, 30 percent for shelter, 30 percent for clothing, and 20 percent for transportation and incidentals.” “But that makes 120 percent.” The woman responded, “DON’T I KNOW IT!” Not more

  • Overcoming Depression

    Contributed by Trae Durden on Apr 13, 2005
    based on 40 ratings

    Four steps to overcome depression like Elijah.

    Overcoming Depression 1 Kings 19:4 Introduction: A. Illus. Debbie Downer - Jingle: "You’re enjoying your day, everything’s going your way Then, along comes Debbie Downer! Always there to tell you about a new disease A car accident or killer bees. You’ll beg her to spare you, "Debbie, more

  • "Meeting God In Depression”

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 238 ratings

    Depression strikes about 10 million Americans within any six- month period. Some of the most Godly people in the Bible and in Christian history struggled with depression.

    Intro: Researchers at Columbia University conducted the study with 199 women at an in vitro fertilization clinic in Korea. Unknown to the patients and their doctors, groups of strangers from the US, Canada, and Australia were asked to pray for their success in getting pregnant. Pictures of more

  • Rx For The Soul - Healing For Depression Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 517 ratings

    A case study in clinical depression and what God did to bring healing to Elijah.

    OPEN: Psychiatry students were in their college class one day when their professor began a discussion to prove a point. "What we’re going to talk about today," the professor said, "are the emotional extremes that many mentally disturbed people go through… for example “What’s the opposite of more

  • Straight Talk About Depression Series

    Contributed by Robert Marsh on Mar 22, 2005
    based on 121 ratings

    A sermon dealing with the topic of Depression from a Biblical standpoint: Depression is a God-given emoiton in response to certain conditions, experienced by Godly people throughout history.

    Straight Talk About Real Life Straight Talk About Depression Psalm 42 [45 second clip of I’ll Be There For You by The Rembrandts.] Most of us are familiar with this song – it’s the theme from the television show Friends. But have you ever caught the lyrics to the song? They read, in more

  • Crawling Out Of The Depression Hole #1 Series

    Contributed by Jeffrey Stratton on Aug 23, 2002
    based on 156 ratings

    This series examines many of the emotional holes that we fall into and how we can crawl out.

    February 3, 2002 Numbers 11:14-15 Crawling Out of the Holes of Life Series “Crawling Out of the Depression Hole” On November 1, 1993 I traveled to Palm Springs California. As the American Airlines MD-80 banked over a small mountain range just to the east of Palm Springs I was able to more

  • A Spiritual 'second Wind' [depression / Discouragement / Quitting / Storms] Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Sep 20, 2005
    based on 874 ratings

    The Gulf Coast doesn’t want a 2nd wind, but the Apostle Paul needed a spiritual one, and so do we at times. *3 promises God gave Paul and offers us to help us keep on keeping on. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint template.

    A Spiritual Second Wind Acts 18:1-11 I suppose all of us at some time or another get depressed, or want to give up and quit. In the heat of a moment we’ll say, "I’ll just leave this job, this church, or this family, and they’ll miss me…they’ll wish they had treated me different!" Often we more

  • Suicide - Let's Not Go There!

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Aug 4, 2001
    based on 78 ratings

    Seek Life! Seek Christ!

    Suicide - Let’s Not Go There Exodus 20:13-13 When I was asked to speak on this topic I found very little in the way of resources in the Christian realm. It is a topic that not many talk about. We don’t want to go there. It is a dark subject more

  • "God...i Have A Problem"

    Contributed by Alan Chandler on Jan 28, 2002
    based on 69 ratings

    Facing a problem or challenge? Here is God’s 5 step strategy for working through it!

    "God…I Have a Problem" Acts 1: 12-26 January 27, 2002 I) Intro A) Find current illustration of a problem that people are familiar with. 1) From the illustration make the connection that we all have problems to deal with B) Recap (See notes from Sermon titled Change is Constant) 1) more

  • What Do You Do When The Wine Runs Out? Series

    Contributed by Richard Hall on Nov 30, 2000
    based on 1,153 ratings

    Sermon dealing with our feelings of hopelessness and depression

    Eden Wesleyan Church PREACHING THROUGH JOHN WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE WINE RUNS OUT? John 2:1-11 The first miracle of our Lord took place in a town called, Cana of Galilee. The event was a wedding. Cana was a inconspicuous little town that lay outside of Nazareth. Cana had no social more

  • God's Cure For The Blues

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 5, 2004
    based on 80 ratings

    When we are depressed things many times seem hopeless, don’t they? But in our study today, we will find that there is hope in the midst of depression. (1 Kings - pt 6)

    GOD’S CURE FOR THE BLUES" TEXT I KINGS 19:1-18 INTRODUCTION [I KINGS 19:1-5] Elijah sat down under a tree and prayed that he might die? Now that doesn’t sound like the Elijah the great prophet taking up in a whirlwind. It really seems out of character for Elijah, a man who had walked more

  • Staying Upbeat When You Are Being Beat Up Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 64 ratings


    BIG IDEA: WHEN OUR ENEMIES HAVE THE UPPER HAND, WE CAN AVOID DEPRESSION BY FOCUSING ON OUR GOD 4 WAYS TO FOCUS ON OUR GOD: I. (:1-4) CRYING TO GOD (EVEN THOUGH WE ARE BEING CRUSHED) A. Asking for Answers 1. Listen “Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications!” 2. “Answer more

  • The Valley Of Baca

    Contributed by Robert Massey on Mar 23, 2002
    based on 203 ratings

    Christains all pass through valleys of despair and depression. Here are three truths that will aid the believer while he/she is in the valley.

    THE VALLEY OF BACA (Weeping) Psalms 84:1-8 Wouldn’t it be great if we never went through valleys in our Christian experience? If things were always on an even keel, or better yet, high up on the mountain slopes. While Brenda and I were in Montana, we used to drive up Beartooth Pass to a more

  • How To Deal With Negativity Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Oct 30, 2006
    based on 64 ratings

    This sermon deals with negativity in the Christian’s life. There are three affects that negativity has on a person.

    How to Deal with Negativity This morning I want to talk with you about a destructive behavior that is not mentioned much in churches. I’m not going to talk about lying, stealing, or cheating. What I do want to talk about is negativity. The first scripture I’ll be looking at is Proverbs 10 more