Sermons on Emotional Health

Christ The Healer Part 2:
The Sin/Sickness Connection

CHRIST THE HEALER PART 2: THE SIN/SICKNESS CONNECTION The Bible shows that there can often be a cause-and-effect relationship between sin and sickness. Psalms 107:17-20 (CW) Our forefathers became sick through their sinful ways and suffered unduly [unnecessarily – in a way that is avoidable] because of their continual wicknedness. They were so close to death that the sight of food nauseated them. Then they called on the Lord, and He saved them out of their distress. He spoke and…

The Beat of a Different Drum
Part 2: The Heartbeat of God

The Beat of a Different Drum Part 2: The Heartbeat of God We’ve learned that the world beats to three main drums: The lust of the flesh – selfishness. The lust of the eyes – greed. The pride of life – godlessness. Less of God in our life John 13:23 (NKJV) Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. If you were leaning your head on God’s chest, what would you hear? What are…

Galatians Part 2: The Crucified Life

Galatians Part 2: The Crucified Life Galatians 1:6-7 (NIV) I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel [works]—which is really no gospel at all. Gospel of Grace = Freedom = Savior = I want to Gospel of Works = Bondage = System = I have to Galatians 2:16, 19 (MSG) We know very well that we are not set right with God…

Trust God Part 4: Cast Your Cares On Jesus

Trust God Part 4: Cast Your Cares On Jesus Philippians 4:6 (VOICE) Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful. . . . pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. — TLB Psalms 55:22 (AMP) Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He [God] will sustain you; He…

Love Can Part 4: The Balance of Love

LOVE CAN PART 4: THE BALANCE OF LOVE GOAL #1: To lead us to repentance (new life). GOAL #2: For us to love the way God loves. GOAL #3: Gratitude for God’s gift of new life. BALANCE OF LOVE Agape love is selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional. Agape also stands up for justice and always protects. 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 (NIV) Love does not delight in evil [injustice, wrongdoing, harm] but rejoices with the truth. It always protects [to ward off, cover…

Love Can Part 3: The Goals of God’s Love

Love Can Part 3: The Goals of God’s Love God’s love is unconditional. It looks beyond sin to the treasure within. It pulls out God’s original intention for our lives. THE GOALS OF GOD’S LOVE Romans 2:4 (FD) Do you imagine you can dodge God’s sentence, knowing that you are guilty? Graciously the Almighty has been patient and tolerant with you and me in order to win us to a new pattern of life. LOVE’S GOAL #1: To leads you…

Love Can Part 2: Aspects of Agape

LOVE CAN PART 2: ASPECTS OF AGAPE Romans 5:8 (NIV) God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Agape love is an unconditional love. It loves us when we are at our worst. John 3:16 (NIV) God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Agape love is a giving love, not a taking…

Love Can Part 1: Four Kinds of Love

FOUR KINDS OF LOVE Eros—a romantic love based on physical desire. Philos—a friendship love based on shared experiences. Storge—a family love based on brotherly affection. Agape—a divine love based on intimacy with God. Agape is an unconditional love. It is not short-sighted. It sees God’s original intention. It looks beyond sin to the treasure within. Romans 5:5 (TLB) . . . God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love. Only agape love can pull…