depression Archive


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21 Oct The Freedom of Forgiveness: Cutting The Tie

If you’ve ever heard Christian teaching on forgiveness, you may have come away feeling a little confused as to why we are to forgive one another, and how we should go about it. This isn’t because the Bible is unclear; it’s because forgiveness is so tied to our woundedness, pain, and interconnectedness with humankind. And depending on the severity of the trespass, forgiveness may not seem like it’s even a possibility. At Agave Sozo, an inner healing prayer ministry serving the Phoenix Valley, we’ve seen and experienced the power of real forgiveness. Since forgiveness is such a huge topic, we’d love to cover a small slice of it in this post. Forgiveness in the Bible In the Bible, forgiveness is connected to sin. As Christians, one major motivation for the forgiveness we extend to others is based upon the forgiveness that we have received through Christ in God. When a person sins...

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29 May Sozo Can Make An Impact

The mission of Agave Sozo in Chandler, Arizona, is to come alongside the ministry of Christian counseling to offer emotional healing and personal breakthrough. There are hundreds of testimonies of people meeting God on a deeper level through Sozo Ministry. Through these deep encounters with God, people have reported freedom from the hurts and pains of their past. Below is a testimony of the power of Sozo in the life of one of the founding leaders of Bethel Church in Redding California, Banning Liebscher. He’s currently the lead pastor of a church in Sacramento, called Jesus Culture. How Sozo Can Make An Impact “Having been in youth and young adult ministry for over 12 years, I cannot recommend strongly enough, the Sozo Ministry coming out of Bethel Church. I have experienced firsthand the impact this ministry has had on not only my own life, but for many of those I know closely....

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31 Jul Warning Signs of Depression: Christian Depression Help in Chandler

Christian Depression Help in Chandler Are you concerned about your own or a family member’s emotional state? Has a level of disinterest or general malaise infiltrated your life or the life of a loved one? Depression is a serious condition that goes beyond simply “feeling sad” for a short period of time. We welcome those of you who are suffering from depression to come experience Sozo ministry and work to heal your connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to supplement any Christian counseling or other medications that may not be doing enough. That feeling of emptiness may be due to a spiritual vacancy that needs to be filled by a strengthened connection and an understanding of your destiny. Below are a list of some common symptoms that may be an indicator of depression. Lack of interest in activities, social activities or hobbies that you enjoyed previously and a lack of ability...

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26 May The Risks of Living with Depression: Depression Help in Chandler

Depression is serious. It not only negatively impacts your sense of well-being and productivity, it can also come between you and your loved ones. Those who suffer from depression and anxiety often desperately seek relief and merely want to truly feel the joys of life again. According to the CDC, the risks of living with depression are numerous, including: Those who suffer from depression tend to miss work at a higher rate. This absenteeism can lead to unemployment or simply lower wages. Depression can also lead to a higher risk of conditions like addiction and other mental health disorders including eating disorders, substance abuse and anxiety. Depression is also associated with behaviors and conditions including smoking, obesity, sleep disturbance and epilepsy. Depression is associated with a higher mortality rate with causes including suicide among others like heart disease. As you can see, depression is no laughing matter. This condition, which affects...

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27 Apr Another Path out of Depression: Christian Depression Help in Chandler

According to the CDC, depression affects roughly 1 in 10 Americans at one point in their lives. When you’re suffering from depression, everything seems dull. Crawling out of bed can seem like an insurmountable task and facing the day feels like you’re always walking uphill. Not only does this affect your life, it also starts to negatively impact those around you including your spouse, children, coworkers, other family and friends. Maybe you’ve tried counseling or prescriptions and haven’t experienced results. Maybe you haven’t had the strength to seek help. In fact, 80% of people with symptoms of clinical depression are not receiving any treatment. So you are not alone. Agave Sozo offers help for people of all walks of life, suffering from depression, emotional trauma, or simply those who feel their lives aren’t heading in the right direction. Sozo Ministry is a deliverance and inner healing prayer ministry which​ seeks to find...

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