Sermons 2016

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Emotionally Healthy People

In our busy lives pursuing greatness and success, we have either neglected or forgotten the role emotions play in our lives. I am not sure why, but the church has not done a very good job of honoring a God given part of our spiritual lives, our emotions.

Romans 12:15 says, "Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep." Really? Ecclesiastes 7:12 says, "It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart." When you take something to heart, you feel something. John 11:35 is the shortest verse in the bible. It says simply, "Jesus wept."
Jesus felt something deeply. He felt loss and wept. Our emotions are not some evil thing we are to suppress, but signposts within that reveal our true condition. When we get in touch with them in a biblical and mature way, it is often a way God can speak to us.

God wants us to be mature about how to tap our emotions and allow Him to bring healing and insight into what He is saying and doing in our lives. Mature believers live in union with their emotions and become honest, real, vulnerable and delightfully attractive to others.