Yesterday, at Crestview, I preached sermon #2 in our mental health series. The sermon, Confidence in the Darkness (Psalm 43), focused on how God gives us firm footing for the mental health challenges we are facing. In this series, the graphics were designed to show the light and the darkness. Where week 1 was after eliminating the stigma around mental health, this sermon was about giving people in the darkness some sort of spiritual ballast to stabilize them in the fog of mental health realities. I hope the sermon encourages you.
My sermon at Crestview from 11/7/21, Walking In The Light (1 John 1:5-10), is online. This sermon was my intro to a short series on mental health and aimed to remove mental health-related stigma among church people. God has meant for His people to be a people shaped by the good news so that people can open up about their realities and be helped with the Gospel, safely, over time. John wrote this passage so that believers can know they have eternal life, and one application would be how we’re walking in fellowship with others. This issue and others were at play in this sermon.
Also, in the sermon, I mention a quiz related to whether we’re part of the stigma. Visit NAMI’s Pledge to Be StigmaFree for more info.