Category Archives: Depression

Exodus: The Burning Bush



In Exodus 3, God met Moses in the form of a ‘burning bush. ‘What are we to make of this theophany? And what did God tell Moses at this time? In this week’s sermon, we consider the great “I AM” statement and the commission that God gave to Moses (to rescue His people from bondage).


Exodus: God, Moses And Pharaoh



This is Week 1 in our new 10 Week Series on Exodus. Join us as we learn about the birth of Moses, the death of the Israelite children, and the hope for future deliverance (from the evil hands of Pharaoh).


How Long O Lord: The Cry Of Hurting People



HOW LONG, O LORD? That was the cry of the prophets. That was the cry of the apostles. That was the cry of the martyrs. How long? When we see injustice or suffering, it offends our sense of right and wrong. And so we wonder WHEN IT WILL END. Click to learn more.


Jonah: Is It Ever Right To Be Angry At God?



Have you ever been angry with God?

In Jonah 4, the prophet was angry at God. He couldn’t believe what God had done. It didn’t seem good or fair. And he insisted that his own anger was right and appropriate! Click to hear God’s gracious response.


Jonah: Alone In The Dark



Alone. Scared. Anxious. Is that you? Have you felt that way?

No one has ever felt as alone as Jonah – sitting by himself in the belly of the beast. But the prophet wasn’t really alone, and this wasn’t the end of the line. Click to listen and be encouraged.


Depressed? Remember, You Matter To God!



Are you depressed? Are you beaten down? Do you wonder where God is in the middle of your hurts? Then here’s some encouragement: God is near, and He cares.

In Psalm 139, we see that although we travel through some dark valleys, we’re never alone. God is with us and has ordained good on our horizon. Click for more.


The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)



-The Lord is my shepherd- I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures- He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul- He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil- for You are with me.- Psalm 23


Walking On Water: When Life’s Waves Crash Down



When the storm hit, the sailors were exactly where Jesus had told them to go. But how can that be if He loved them so much? Storms happen. And sometimes God puts you right in their midst. But He does not leave you alone! Click to listen to this encouraging study of Matthew 14.


I Believe, Help My Unbelief!



“Lord, I believe, help my unbelief,” the man cried. Like this man, many of us are living in a tension between that which we believe about God, and that which we doubt. Some doubt God’s person – but more often, we doubt God’s plan. If that’s you, then click to be encouraged in this sermon from Mark 9.


God Has Not Abandoned You



Life is hard. Pain is real. And yet, God is there. No matter how hard life may get, God will not abandon you over to it. He walks side by side with His children, hand in hand. Click to hear more in this encouraging sermon from Matthew 4.

A new MP3 sermon from First Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details:

Title: God Has Not Abandoned You
Subtitle: Depression
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 6/02/2020
Bible: Matthew 4
Length: 27 min.

Overview: Life is hard. Pain is real. And yet, God is there. No matter how hard life may get, God will not abandon you over to it. He walks side by side with His children, hand in hand. Click to hear more in this encouraging sermon from Matthew 4.