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What a Friend We Have in Jesus

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Joseph Scriven was born in September 1819 to wealthy Irish parents. He received the best education money could afford. More importantly, he received a Christian upbringing and grew into a godly young man, well-respected in his community. As a young man, he fell in...
When Darkness Descends

When Darkness Descends

“When darkness hides his lovely face” it hurts. And sometimes, as for the psalmist, it hurts like hell (Psalms 16:10; 18:5; 86:13; 116:3). Hell, or Sheol, is a place of hopelessness, a dark place of abandonment. This is how depression feels to one who comes under its...

God-Centred Depression (Psalm 42:1–11)

Recently, one of my fellow elders preached from Psalm 102 about depression: some of its causes and the way towards its cure. In this study, we will look at Psalm 42, which also has reference to depression—but this is of a different kind. This depression is what I...