SUMMER SERIES: WEEK 5- DEALING WITH EMOTIONS
Faith Alive Fellowship Aug 8, 2021
“The most important commandment is this: You must love the Lord your God with ALL YOUR HEART, and all your SOUL, and all your MIND, and all your STRENGTH.” Mark 12:29-30 (NLT)
I. UNDERSTANDING MY EMOTIONS:
A. GOD HAS EMOTIONS
B. MY ABILITY TO FEEL IS A GIFT FROM GOD
“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness...’”
Genesis 1:26 (NIV)
TWO EXTREMES TO AVOID:
EMOTIONALISM: All that matters is how I feel
STOICISM: My feelings aren’t important at all
C. GOD GAVE US PSALMS TO UNDERSTAND OUR
II. WHY I MUST LEARN TO MANAGE MY EMOTIONS:
A. BECAUSE MY FEELINGS ARE OFTEN UNRELIABLE
“There is a way that SEEMS right to a man, but in the end, it leads to
death.” Proverbs 14:12 (NIV)
B. BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO BE MANIPULATED
“Like an open city with no defenses is the man with no check on his
feelings.” Proverbs 25:28 (NAB)
“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a
roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY AUG-OCT
Learn how God's Word in the Psalms deeply affects our emotions.
Joy: A Time to Dance Psalm 33
Learn to rejoice in the past, present, and future.
Abandonment: When You Feel Alone Psalm 22
Find strength when you feel forsaken.
Fear: When You're Scared Senseless Psalm 55
Find peace when you are afraid.
Gratitude: More than Just an Attitude Psalm 136
Learn to be thankful for all things all the time
Anger: When Your Back Is Against the Wall Psalm 79
Learn to keep anger from being destructive.
Contentment: When Your Soul Is at Rest Psalm 62
Learn to find serenity, regardless of the circumstances.
Depression: When Darkness Is Your Closest Friend Psalm 88
Learn to live victoriously when just living is hard.
Disappointment: When Your Dreams Die Psalm 107
Learn how to handle the pain of what might have been.
Uncertainty: When You're Not Sure of Your Next Move Psalm 19
Learn how to make wise decisions when the path ahead is unclear.
Restlessness: When You Still Have Not Found What You are
Looking For Psalm 42
Learn the cause of—and cure—for our incessant inner hunger.
Outrage: When Your Heart Is Filled with Revenge
Psalm 137. Learn to forgive when you want to fight back.
Praise: Find Joy in the Seasons of the Soul Psalm 150
Learn how and why to praise God at any place, any time, any way.
***Sermon Outline Adapted from pastors.com
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