Depression results from a life centered on self rather than God. Christians should be the most joy filled people in the world. However sins like envy, anger and self pity can lead to depression if not checked. If we understand the reasons why we look inward and focus on self, we can understand how to break the bonds of self pity and depression and walk in trust, hope and joy.
Mr. Thomas’s sermon will look at the life of Cain, Abel, Elijah and Jonah as illustrations on how to identify the steps to depression and out of depression as well as a few personal examples.
The following scriptures are used: Genesis 4 – story of Cain and Abel, 1 Kings 19 – story of Elijah, Jonah 3 – story of Jonah, 2 Tim 2:20-21, Heb 12:1-3, Rom 5:1-5, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Heb 6:18-19, 1 John 3:2-3, Psalms 32, 42 and 71.