Great Sermon! I found this sermon frustrating, not because it wasn't good or helpful on some levels but the truth is a lot of people in this day and age are lonely because they can't find a biblically sound church in their area or they are in a church full of hostiles because you've spoken up against false teaching in the church or something else that is inappropriate. I wonder how many people out there are lonely in church? Jesus was lonely in church because it was the religious who were up against him. Do you not think this goes on today for his people? Same thing with elijah. There were 7000 out there but he didn't know any of them. Sometimes God makes a person lonely in dead churches, around religious but unconverted people, so the answer to their loneliness then is not going to church or being part and parcel with pharisees.
Great Sermon! I felt left out. Suffering from depression; I have guilt that pops up from no control of my own. If 1 in 5 suffer from real depression likely I am not the only one that feels this way. This was a great sermon addressing those that don't suffer from depression.
Great Sermon! Brings out well what Anabaptists stood for, and still stand for! It is all about Christ and what Christ said! Heaven was the sweetest sound to them! May we serve Christ as he told us!!!
another cause of depression I have experienced depression off and on for most of my life. I was on antidepressants for 10 years.
In 2011 I came to know Christ in a new way and started putting Him first in my life. Since then God has been gradually healing me of depression, teaching me how to rely on Him and find my identity in Him. He has also been teaching me about the causes of depression. One of them was sin in my life, when I was deliberately disobeying God. I recently discovered another cause, which was unexpected.
Over the last few months I had become depressed again, and could not understand the cause, as I was seeking to obey God. It became worse and worse, and I thought God had failed to heal me and that I would have to go back on medication. Then, 2 weeks ago my husband confessed to me sins that he had committed throughout our marriage, that he had lied about and hidden from me. I had trusted him completely and had no idea that he was guilty of those sins. As soon as he told me his sin, I felt a sense of relief and the depression completely left me. It is still gone, and I am full of God's joy and peace again. The episode of depression was caused by my husband's unconfessed sin. We are now seeking the Lord together and our marriage has been reborn.
Well Done Well done Pastor. Information on the history of Korean Christianity is sparse at best. The sermon was well researched and thus, accurate. I appreciated his touching on Thomas who first brought the Bible to Koreans while being killed. Many know about Blair and Underwood. But, almost no one know about Thomas who first pierced the curtain to let the light of the Gospel enter the Hermit Kingdom. I am a Korea - born American and am thankful for this sermon. Many know of Carey, Taylor, Judson, etc. I appreciate this sermon about the missionary to Korea. They were also responsible for the building of first universities for men and even women which was foundational of the "Miracle on the Han River". Thomas, Underwood, Blair, and other missionaries must be rejoicing to see the growth of Christianity in the peninsula. Thanks again.
So encouraging! The point of this sermon is that God uses ordinary people, as we see from the early Christians. I was really blessed by this because I have often thought with discouragement of how phenomenally talented were missionaries like David Brainerd and Adoniram Judson--men at the top of their class at Ivy League colleges, brought up in Christian families, exceedingly disciplined and endowed in ways that most others are not. This sermon gives hope to those of us who are not so talented.
A Wonder-full Example for the Ages A fascinating study of heartaches and sucesses of a man blessed with the gift of a life-long and sincere hunger for Jesus Christ - ably demonstrating that there is no difference between the early 18th Ccentury, or any era of God's work, and the the opportunitiis we face today.
Great Sermon! I am suffering a depression that is caused by a medication, it is the 2nd med in a row I have had reactions to, this is difficult, I need to taper off and then taper on to a 3rd med in hopes it will not have side effects or cause me to react dangerously.
Nonetheless-- even though this is a medical depression--Satan has made good use of it to pummel me and remind me of all the failure in my past and all the disappointments and pain--and discourage me from even wanting to get better and live. So-- there are many ways I think that depression can touch both body and soul.
I appreciate this message, as I truly needed to be reminded of how God has worked in people's lives. I also listened to a couple on David from a different speaker this evening and it was good, I feel heartened. :)
Great Sermon! What a blessing to hear what the Lord has been showing me in my life.
Thank you so much for this series and how well you have dealt with this subject that is so misunderstood in the church.