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Philippians 3:4-8; John 10:7-10; Matthew 11:28-30; Philippians 4:4-8


- Nothing comes for Free

Philippians 3:4-6 (Amplified bible)
4 though I myself might have [some grounds for] confidence in the flesh [if I were pursuing salvation by works]. If anyone else thinks that he has reason to be confident in the flesh [that is, in his own efforts to achieve salvation], I have far more: 5 circumcised when I was eight days old, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews [an exemplary Hebrew]; as to the [observance of the] Law, a Pharisee; 6 as to my zeal [for Jewish tradition], a persecutor of the church; and as to righteousness [supposed right living] which [my fellow Jews believe] is in the Law, I proved myself blameless.

Philippians 3:7-8 (Amplified bible)
7 But whatever former things were gains to me [as I thought then], these things [once regarded as advancements in merit] I have come to consider as loss [absolutely worthless] for the sake of Christ [and the purpose which He has given my life]. 8 But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequaled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ,

1. I can Live
- Depression
- What is depression:
a) it can negatively affect how you feel, the way you think and how you act
b) it is accompanied by a prolonged and intense feeling of sadness and a loss of interest in life activities
- Cause of depression:
a) family history - mother or father's past struggles
b) life events - divorce/retirement/debts/job loss/mid life crisis
c) social environment - bullying/rejection/isolation/abuse/aging
d) chronic medical issues - life threatening illnesses
e) tragic or sudden loss of loved ones
f) substance abuse - drugs/alchoholism
- depression stats:
a) increased by 20% last 10 years
b) main cause of suicides (80%)
c) by 2015, 322 million suffered globally
d) global cost est. at USD1 trillion annually
e) in developed nations, 50% not treated
f) in non developed nations, 80-90% not diagnosed
g) 800,000 committed suicide worldwide yearly
h) one suicide every 4 seconds
i) 70-80% of suicides happened in rich countries
j) 4 out of 10 Malaysians will suffer (40%)
k) by 2030, will become the most disabling disease

The Abundant Life
John 10:7-10
7 So Jesus said again, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, I am [a]the Door for the sheep [leading to life]. 8 All who came before Me [as false messiahs and self-appointed leaders] are thieves and robbers, but the [true] sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security). 10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].

2. I can Rest
Matthew 11:28-30
28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (renewal, blessed quiet) for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.”

- finding rest in a restless world
- anger and I

3. I can Rejoice
Philippians 4:4-8
4 Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit [your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance, and patience] be known to all people. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. 7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].
8 Finally, [a]believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].

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