In mental health, depression is known as the common cold. It affects people across ages, backgrounds, and occupations. This means even Christians are not spared. But the word depression is a clinical term that we do not find in the Bible. However, the Word of God has many vital truths that can shed light on how we should understand it biblically. Come and hear Pastor Kenneth share God’s Word and his own personal experience with depression. Pastor Kenneth Goh preaches from Psalm 77, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Romans 8:31-39 and Ephesians 4:1-7, 15-16.
Why do we find it so hard to confess and take ownership of our sins? This well-known penitential psalm of David shows us what true repentance looks like. It reveals a good God who delights in purifying us for worship of him and to testify to his love, mercy and grace toward us through the Lord Jesus. Pastor Tan Sein Khoon preaches from Psalm 51.
The Psalmist pens a wedding song to the king that speaks of the glory and majesty of the Royal Bridegroom. When read throughout Israel’s history, Psalm 45 would gradually point from the historical Israelite king (monarchy period) to the Messiah who would come (exilic and post-exilic period). For the Church today, the psalm points us to the glory and beauty of Christ, the royal bridegroom, of whom the Church is his bride.
Come listen to Pastor Edmund Fong preaching from Psalm 45.
What can we learn from a depressed person? The Psalmist shares from his personal experience in Psalms 42 and 43, as his soul went through Dryness and Drowning, to teach us to cry out to God our soul's Deliverer. Pastor Tan Sern Khoon preaches from Psalms 42 and 43.
The Psalmist struggles with feeling downcast, and because the Psalms is the Word of God to us, downcast-ness is a legitimate feeling to have before God! More than that, we are reminded what to do in times when we are downcast — keep hoping in God and his steadfast love. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches from Psalm 43:1-5.
Suppression and an unwillingness to confess his sins led the psalmist in Ps. 32 to be in a terrible wretched state, while free and honest confession of his sin before God liberated him. Come and listen and find out in what way honest heartfelt confession of our sins before God is good for our soul. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches.
"Eloi, Eloi, lamasacthani?" (My God, my God why have you forsaken me?) What does it mean for the psalmist to say that in ps 22? And what does it mean for the Lord Jesus Christ to say that in his dying breath as he hung on the cross? And does that have anything to do with our own experiences of feeling forsaken? Pastor Edmund Fong preaches from Psalm 22.