Jesus in Between

Jesus in Between

Jesus in between

Sermon Scripture:  John 8:1-11
Sermon Big Idea:  Jesus stands between us and death

Suicide statistics:

  • On average there are 132 suicides per day
  • The rate of suicide is highest in middle-aged white men
  • In 2018 there were 1.4 million suicide attempts
  • During the COVID crisis, over 40% of Americans claimed to have one adverse mental or behavioral health condition.
  • Second leading cause of death among 10-34 year olds
  • 11% of 18-25 year olds have had suicidal thoughts

Things to look for

If a person talks about:

  • Killing themselves
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Having no reason to live
  • Being a burden to others
  • Feeling trapped
  • Unbearable pain


  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Looking for a way to end their lives, such as searching online for methods
  • Withdrawing from activities
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Aggression
  • Fatigue

National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 800-273-TALK or Call 9-1-1