February 24, 2018

Sermon August 24, 2014: I’m So Happy?

Today Pastor Dan’s sermon is titled “I’m so happy?” and his scripture reference is 1 Kings 19:4-5. Follow along:

DSCN7010No one is immune from depression.
Poor People: Naomi (Mother-in-Law of Ruth)
Rich People: King Solomon
Young People: David
Old People: Job
Even Jesus:
When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. (Matthew 14:13, NIV)

God is not angry about depression.
God doesn’t punish people for their sadness.
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God. (1 Samuel 30:6, NIV)

Basic Reasons for Depression:
Situations  Disappointments  Genetics  Illness  Sin  Relationships  Grief  Retirement

What to do about it?
Everything!
Mental  Emotional  Physical  Medical  Spiritual

God is the ultimate Hope!
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. (Deuteronomy 31:8, NIV)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9, NIV)
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18, NIV)
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10, NIV)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” (Jeremiah 29:11-12, NIV)
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. (John 14:16, KJV)
(Jesus said) “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20, NIV)

Songs from service: Every Day, Blessed Be Your Name, God of Wonders, Our God, Lord I Need You, and At The Cross

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