As we begin a study today in Matthew 26, Pastor Ford will explain that depression is not a sin. It can’t be. Why? Because according to scripture, Jesus was depressed and He never sinned. That realization should be a relief to those of us who are suffering in silence. Because there is so much stigma attached to depression, many of us never admit how we feel, so we never get the help we need.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.