Great Sermon! But... Dear Brian,
I enjoyed your talks but I have to say that you do not really understand the true nature of clinical depression and anxiety disorder. Clinical depression is an organic illness that doesn't come about because of negative situations as in the Biblical examples like Noah etc. Negative life experiences can bring the symptoms to the surface but they do not CAUSE the depression. The ILLNESS is always present below the surface and crisis brings it out in the form of a breakdown of one kind or another. Clinical depression is an ORGANIC illness and not just in the mind. Depressed Christians are not disobedient. If they don't do the things they wish they could like GOING TO WORK, its because they physically can not do it. Believe it or not we do pray, we do trust in God and do our small part as we are able. Please try to see depression not as a figment of someones imagination but see it as an illness in the same way as diabetes or cancer.
God bless your ministry.
Pastor Bryan Wheeler was converted to Christ in 1973. For most of the 20 years that he served in the U.S. Air Force he was actively involved in church-based preaching and teaching ministries in the U.S. and overseas. Pastor Wheeler was ordained into the gospel ministry in 1987...