Is My Depression a Burden to the Church?

Episode 368 Show Notes 

From the Show

You’re not responsible for your depression. You’re responsible for how you conduct yourself, but you need to realize that this is a disease. This is not a sin you committed. This is like having heart disease or having lung disease or having cancer.

—Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. I’m struggling to fit in at my church. I love the people and enjoy the worship, but I wish that I could be of better service to others. For the past few years I have struggled on and off with depression. My church has been great, but I feel like sometimes I can be a burden and wished that I could be a blessing. Do you have any advice or encouragement?

2. Can we lose our salvation?  How do you deal with those who point to 2 Peter 2:21; Colossians 1:23; Romans 11; Hebrews 6; or Hebrews 10:26-29? Thanks.

3. Is there any historical evidence to Jesus actually existing?

4. How should I understand Psalm 37:23-24? Is this promise only for the righteous? If so, how righteous do I need to be?

Resources

Gospel of John Bible Study

9 Things Everyone Needs to Know about Depression

Putting Amazing Back into Grace: Embracing the Heart of the Gospel by Michael Horton

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