Doctor’s Orders

  “And hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17 I am convinced that as strugglers, who just happen to be believers, that there is a deep truth we must understand. InContinue reading “Doctor’s Orders”

When Does Depression Become Sin?

The Bible is chock full of commentary on depression. King David experienced intermittent times of intense darkness.  He was a man who had to work through a great deal of it, and we can see that he succeeded in breaking through into freedom. Would David today be treated with antidepressants?  Could he have been treated at aContinue reading “When Does Depression Become Sin?”

God’s Good and Perfect Gifts

I often hear people say that the bad things that happen to them are God’s punishment for something wrong they have done. I have a friend who desires to find someone to marry, but has said she doesn’t think God will ever bring her a mate because of all the wrong she has done inContinue reading “God’s Good and Perfect Gifts”

Nothing But the Blood

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7, NIV At first glance the Old Testament is a collection of extremely bloody books. So many sacrifices were made that the Levitical priesthood hadContinue reading “Nothing But the Blood”