Spurgeon's Sorrows (MW17)


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spurgeons-sorrows“Spurgeon’s Sorrows” – with Dr. Zack Eswine

Christians should have answers, shouldn’t they? Depression affects many people both personally and through the ones we love. Depression is not new though, indeed the “Prince of Preachers” C.H. Spurgeon struggled with depression and talked openly about it.  Join us as Dr. Zack Eswine draws from Spurgeon’s experiences to encourage, refresh and train us as we seek to care for those who struggle with the darkness of depression.  What Spurgeon found in his darkness can serve as a light in our own darkness.

In this seminar, Dr. Eswine will seek to provide a foundation for understanding what depression is, what it isn’t and how it can be dealt with. Then building upon that foundation he will explain how we can help those who suffer and how we ourselves can overcome depression.

Session Titles:

  • Depression: What Is It?
  • Depression: What Do We Do If We Have It?
  • Depression: How Do We Care For Those Who Struggle?
  • Depression: Biblical Mentoring from Fellow Strugglers


Depression: What Is It?

To care well for those who are depressed we need a theology of sadness itself. The Bible reminds us of the wisdom of meditating on grief and how it is wise to be sad about sad things and foolish to be shallowly mirthful. This session helps us all to learn how to weep with those who weep.

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Depression: What Do We Do If We Have it?

God often takes us through long trials rather than quickly bringing deliverance. This session looks at the Psalms, where we see biblical heroes like David at his lowest points and in deepest despair. We aren’t the first nor the last to feel this way and we can’t use Scripture superstitiously to wave away problems.

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Depression: How Do We Care For Those Who Struggle?

We often jump to conclusions about other people’s sin. Strong-minded people are very apt to be hard on the weak and those depressed in spirit. Drawing from the Bible’s wisdom literature, this session urges us to resist simplistic thinking and trite answers, and learn how to enter into the pain of those who are hurting.

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