I have come so that they may have life…

Suicide is the result of dark spiritual attacks that are full of lies, which leads a person to believe that death is the only option. Jesus is the solution that confronts problems, heals wounds, and provides you with purpose and eternal hope.

The 6 Box Version of the Three Tree Model (adapted from David A. Powlison)

Problem(s) (Past and/or Present) Suicide

  • Physical or Psychological abuse

  • Anguish

  • Depression

  • Bad Fruit

    Making bad things worse

  • Withdrawing

  • Lashing out against others

  • Escaping

  • Sex

  • Relationships

  • Stuffing feelings

  • Isolation

  • Self-harm

  • Bad Roots


  • Hopelessness

  • Feeling worthless

  • No purpose

  • Nobody cares

  • Self-Pity

  • God’s Provisions in Christ, Applied by God’s Spirit, Revealed in Scripture

    Col. 3:1-11

    Confront your darkness

    In order to seek God's will for your life, you need to have an experience with Christ first.
    Two commands of direction
    Put to death
    Put away
    You are being renewed in knowledge
    In Christ there is unity

    Ps. 107:13-17, 116; Matt. 6:25-34; 1 Peter 1:3-9; James 1:2-8

    Good Roots

    Accepting the truth of God

    You are
  • Chosen

  • Holy

  • Loved

  • 1 John 1:5-10

    Good Fruit

    Living like Jesus

  • Compassion

  • Kindness

  • Humility

  • Gentleness

  • Patience

  • Forgiving someone like Christ has forgiven you.

  • Put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.

  • Hope

    Living a transformed life.

    Let the word of Christ dwell among you
    Do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus

    In order to see the spiritual transformation, you need put away your darkness, learn about the truth of God in his word, and live like Jesus.