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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Feb 25, 2018

Romans 12:9-21; Lamentations 3:17-33 & Acts 16:25-40
My soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is; so I say, "My endurance has perished; so has my hope from the Lord." Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall! My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

From '13 Reasons' to severe depression, we have to talk about shame and mental health in a way that brings the light of Christ into the darkness that many of us feel. The stigmas surrounding mental health have got to change if we are going to prevent suicides and bring hope to the world in the way that Christ commands us to. How can we as a church family, support one another? How can we a church family, help identify some of the early warning signs? How can we as the kingdom of Christ, sit with those suffering inside the prison of their own mind and not judge them or tell them how to live? How can we become a listening community when the topic of suicide is at hand? Join us as we finish out our Taboo Series and God willing, shine some light on the shadows surrounding suicide.