Sunday 08.30.15 (even prophets get depressed, 1 Kings 19)

This Sunday we’ll talk about the darkness of depression and how even Elijah, the great man of God, suffered from it. Yet Jesus gives a greater hope!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Adult Bible Study in church library

Sermon Notes
Even Prophets Get Depressed ~1 Kings 19

  • Depression is a period or prolonged state of sadness and/or disinterest that can affect relationships, actions, and attitudes
    • Everyone has periods of sadness, some people suffer clinical depression
    • There are multiple potential causes: spiritual, physical, circumstantial, chemical, or a combination of these
  • Elijah faced depression at the threat of his life, though he had seen God do many great things
  • We battle depression and dark times by:
    • Treating the things that need to be treated (19:5-8)
    • Realizing you cannot depend on the spiritual highs of the past to carry you (19:1-4, 9)
    • Remembering that God doesn’t always work the way we expect but he is always at work (19:9-18)
    • Setting our hope on Jesus, the better Prophet

1 kings 19

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