We need to learn to put our sin under the blood and forget it. Weariness and exhaustion will surely follow if we do not forget about it and soon we become ineffective in our duties. That leads us to the fact that,
VII. GUILT OVER PAST SIN MAY CAUSE DEPRESSION.
Read Matthew 27:1-10 for Introduction on this: Judas confessed but not to Jesus. He felt guilt but went to the wrong place for confession – the Priests. As wicked as his sin was, he could have experienced forgiveness had he confessed his sin to Jesus. Preach on that for awhile!
Here is a good rule: If it is condemnation it is from the devil, and if it is conviction it is probably from God.
VIII. MONEY PROBLEMS IN HOME OR BUSINESS.
Think about Judas Iscariot, this was one of his problems: greed.
“Law of the medes and the Persians,” “If you don’t have it don’t buy it.” Build your future on common cents (get it? Cents).
In our ministry our goal ought always to build people not buildings.
Dr. Hyles said “Don’t use your people to build your work, but your work to build your people.”
Money problems in the home, business or even church can cause the worst kind of depression.