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An exploration of Depression in the Bible and how God deals with those who are depressed
What do you do when you feel like you can’t go on? What do you do when you feel that what God has called you to is way to hard? What do you do when you have had enough? If this has never happened to you, it will. Pastor Robert uses illustrations from the life of Elijah to help you understand how to stay true to what God has called you to - even when you feel like you’ve had enough.
Who or what is the Holy Spirit and if the Holy Spirit is also God then how do we see the Spirit represented in the world. These are some of the questions answered within this sermon.
I) The birds of God (1 Kings 17:1-6) II) The God of the birds (Luke 12:22-26)
INTRODUCTION: Today’s Topic: Faith. Today’s Passage in Context (adapted from the ESV Study Bible): --> Some Themes found in 1 Kings [the LORD “Yahweh” is the only true God, the only One worthy to be worshipped, Who judges those who worship false gods, and Who is also just, gracious, and faithful to His promises]; --> Some Highlights of 1 Kings 17-22 [God is working miracles thru the prophet Elijah (including a drought, supernatural provisions for daily life, raising the dead, and answering by fire) to show all Israel that the false gods of Baal (and all other false gods) are not true gods. Only the LORD, the God of Israel, is God, He alone has power over life & death, and He will judge the house of the evil King Ahab for his wickedness (yet God is still merciful and deals graciously with Ahab after he humbles himself)]. LIVING BY FAITH FOR THE LORD: --> Thru Revelation: with a God-Centered Perspective & Purpose (v1); --> Thru Obedience: to God’s Word & His Call on Our Lives (vs2-5, 10); --> Thru Trust: in God’s Provisions (of Supernatural & Ordinary means) (vs6-10). LIVING BY FAITH THRU OVERWHELMING TRIALS: --> When all Hope is Gone (vs8-12); In Spite of our Fears (v13); --> By Giving our All to Jesus vs13-15; --> By Experiencing God thru Obedience (vs15-16); --> By Persevering unto Maturity (vs17-24).
The story of Elisha is a parity of Jesus and we are shown that Elisha did many of the miracles performed by Jesus during his ministry.
How do we share our faith with others (or even with ourselves)? In this sermon Pastor Tim looks at the two witnesses of Revelation 11 and helps us learn how to hone our own witness.
"When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only." Matt. 17:8
Financial crisis is nothing new. Learn from the story of Elijah and widowed mother what it means to pay the high cost of dependence on God's provision when times are lean.
All four gospels record the ministry of John the Baptist from their own unique perspective according to their purpose. Luke, alone, includes the narrative of his birth. But all three synoptics (Matthew, Mark, Luke) all include this initial phase of Johnâ€™s ministry in the wilderness. The apostle John, written much later, covers this same period, but emphasizes the Baptistâ€™s role as witness to the Messiah and alone announces Him as â€œThe Lamb that takes away the sin of the world.â€ Luke is written to present an accurate historical account, so he fills in many of the details left out by Matthew and in this sense is more helpful from a historical point of view. However, Luke and Matthewâ€™s purposes are different. Matthewâ€™s goal is to present Jesus Christ as King, the King the prophets looked forward to and the people should have been expecting. Matthew is, in this sense, more interested in the message than the details. Thus, with little introduction John the Baptist explodes onto the scene of Matthewâ€™s gospel, in order to accentuate, with all its force, the message by which the way for the King would be prepared: â€œRepent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.â€