sacred cow of modern christianity DIABETES is different from MENTAL DEPPRESSION. A very cunning example used by the speaker in which he espouses drug dependent treatment on the realm of spiritual malady. The problem of the mind is spiritual and can only be solve by spiritual medicine. Worry affects our physical features and because of this, Jesus commanded his listener NOT to worry at all - and He gave the reason why. Worrying is disobedience to Jesus command and we cannot use chemical imbalances for our disobedience and disbelief. Psychology, in my opinion, is the modern sacred cow of Christianity today.
He will work. Yes, God will finish what He began in His grace. God will continue the work He begun in us and will conform us to the image of Christ, will perfect us, for His glory. He worked, He is working and He will work in us and for us.
For God's greater glory. Blessed message about God's delaying sometimes the answers to our prayers for the greater glory of Him when He answers them. God sometines waits until our case is almost desperate, so His deliverance or response is more glorious, and we see better that only He could work in this way. God is interested in our dependence on Him and in bringing Him the glory His Name deserves.
Wise and loving God. Yesterday I preached from Jeremiah 20:12, about the trials God let in the lives of their children. I preached for me and for those listening, but I today came a great trial in my life, so I thought not yesterday that I was preaching more to me than I thought! So today it was Alan Cairn's turn to preach to me about the trials, the precious trials God is sending in our lives!