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Depression Sermon Illustrations

They Were Depressed

Imagine being invited to a dinner party where these people were on the guest list: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Robert Schumann, Ludwig von Beethoven, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain and Vincent van Gogh When you arrive Schumann and Beethoven are discussing the movements in their most recent musical compositions, Poe and Twain are listening to […]

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Body Image Depression Self Image Sermon Illustrations

Body Image

Judith Durham was one of Australia’s first international pop stars. As lead singer for The Seekers she toured Australia and the world and had a string of hits, including the first Australian  group to have a No 1 hit overseas. Yet while Durham appeared to be on top of the world, emotionally she was a mess. In […]

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Depression Self Image Sermon Illustrations

Angelina Jolie

Like most of us actress Angelina Jolie went through a period of defining her life. In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald Jolie reflected that: “I do feel more centred now…Certainly, I was lost at times in my life. I’d like to think I was never a bad person, but I certainly went through times where […]

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Depression Healing Sermon Illustrations

Amy Tan

Amy Tan is the best selling author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Saving Fish from Drowning, and the Opposite of Fate. What is less well known is Amy Tan’s ongoing battle with depression. Indeed, her family history has been one of a sad battle with […]