Psalm 15 – Who Can Have Unhindered Fellowship with the LORD? (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: Charles Spurgeon refers to the opening verse of this psalm as “the great question. Asked by idle curiosity, despair, godly fear, earnest enquirer, soul troubled by falls of others, holy faith” (Treasury of David, e-Sword). Such are examples of the many motivations that lead people to ask such a question. Yet, no matter what motivates a person … Continue reading Psalm 15 – Who Can Have Unhindered Fellowship with the LORD? (Teaching Outline)

Toward a Biblical Perspective on Depression: Psalm 119

In this post I would like to shift focus to another psalm. Psalm 119 has several stanzas in which the author describes a struggle with what we would call depression, but we will focus our attention on the Daleth stanza in verses 25-32: NKJ  Psalm 119:25 “My soul clings [דָּבַק, dāḇaq] to the dust; revive … Continue reading Toward a Biblical Perspective on Depression: Psalm 119

Toward a Biblical Perspective on Depression: Psalm 42

Today I would like to offer the first of two posts dealing with passages in which the Bible speaks directly to the issue of depression in the life of a believer. There are a number of places in the Psalms in particular that deal directly with depression in one form or another, but I will … Continue reading Toward a Biblical Perspective on Depression: Psalm 42

Toward a Biblical Perspective on Depression: Case Study #4

There are many examples of depression from the life of David, who may have had a tendency toward depression that many of God's children have experienced over the years. Many of his psalms deal with this very issue in one way or another, but we will limit our focus to just two of them. NKJ … Continue reading Toward a Biblical Perspective on Depression: Case Study #4