Depression affects 300,000,000 people around the world. For many Christians, depression is a sin, and many walk away from church because there is not hope. The reality is that God wants to meet you where you are and He promises to help you in the dark times.
Going through trauma is not rare. About 6 of every 10 men (or 60%) and 5 of every 10 women (or 50%) experience at least one trauma in their lives. Today's message deals with the issue of trauma and the hope that we have in Jesus to receive healing and restoration.
Fear, exhaustion, isolation, and failure can push people to the edge of serious depression and suicide. In today's message we see how Elijah, a Bible hero, experiences these emotions and depression, and what we can learn from his story on the issue of suicide.
Healthy spirituality is rooted in our understanding and dealing with our emotional and mental health. Believers struggle to identify this battle and many times their spirituality and life in general seem to be "On The Edge." Today's message kicks off our new series of teachings where our pastors will be integrating biblical truth to our reality as Christians on this issue.
Every single Christian faces three enemies in his/her lifetime that pushes them to lose their religion, the world, the devil and the flesh. What does the Bible say about facing these giants through Christ's power and the Holy Spirit?
Jesus is not only interested in giving us a new heart, He is also interested in giving us a purpose. Every believer has a part in God's kingdom, and when we embrace our identity as salt and light we are connecting with people's spiritual and material needs, bringing purpose and meaning to our Christian faith. Connect with your purpose and you won't lose your faith.
Questions and doubts about God, church and faith in general are part of our walk as believers. The danger is to think that giving up is the best solution. One of the reasons why people quit believing has to do with the idea that we are like a tree, the stronger and deeper the roots, the more we are able to keep on believing. Today's message encourages us to keep on believing by growing stronger roots.
In today's message, Pastor David continues teaching on the life of Samson - losing your religion is the easy way out.
Why do people walk away from church? There are many answers to this question. This is a real issue that Christianity in America is facing. The deeper problem is when people have lost their faith at all. Today's message opens a new series of teachings that deals with this reality. Pastor David begins this series teaching on the life of Samson, one of the Old Testament Judges.