As we wrap up our series, we wanted to take some time to dive into the emotion of love. In a world that struggles to define it or demonstrate it well - the biblical call toward LOVE is something so much more than a manufactured or maintained 'feeling'. Jesus reiterates that the measure of spiritual maturity: is love. Agape love is what the Scriptures point toward. The deepest desire of the human heart - is for a love that will last. God's AGAPE love is an unchanging love - in the midst of a changing world. It's the love He has for you. It's the love He wants to grow within you.
Emotion Pictures: LOVE
July 23, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
Emotion Pictures: Fear
July 16, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
As we look into the emotion of FEAR tonight, we examine some facets of fear. Natural fear (healthy) acts as a warning to us. Biblical concept of 'the fear of the Lord' is really more about having a healthy reverence for God. He's Big, I'm little. The destructive side of fear is when unhealthy fears tend to grow within us and can end up holding us hostage to the life God desires. When you let fear run your life, it ruins your life. Jesus promises his presence in our lives, so fear doesn't have to hold us back.
Emotion Pictures: Anger
July 9, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
Tonight, we look into the emotion of anger. Anger is an emotion that we all experience from time to time. Anger itself is not sinful; it’s a signal that something is wrong. Anger presents us with an opportunity to do right or wrong. What we do with our anger can be HELPFUL or HURTFUL. The Scriptures speak with some wisdom and warnings regarding anger. Anger must have an appropriate shelf life: 'Let it stop by for a visit, but never rent it a room in your heart.' (James 1:19-20 & Ephesians 4:26-32)
Emotion Pictures: Sadness
July 2, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
Tonight, we look into the emotion of sadness. We don’t like discussing or thinking about sadness – the ramifications of it. But we ALL KNOW we live in a world where sadness dwells. The Scriptures call us to lean into our moments of sadness. God can do some transformational work within us in our moments. We are invited to bring our pain and heartache to the Savior who cares. As we stay connected with him, he can comfort us, grow our compassion capacity and equip us to be people of comfort to others.