What do I do with all these emotions?

What do I do with all these emotions?

We live in a time full of emotions. It seems like everyone is feeling something and no one knows what to do about it. But, wait a second: didn’t God give us our emotions? At what point do they shift from a gift to a problem? In this episode, Cameron and Dr. J go past the surface and talk about some deep issues. As they answer these questions, one of the listeners also asks, “Are there questions too deep?” Are there things for which we should not be seeking out answers?

03:05 — We read in Psalm 91:13, “Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.” Were there really dragons at this time?

05:53 — We read in Psalm 100:4, “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” What does this mean to enter His gates and courts? Is this verse talking about prayer? Do we enter these holy places through our prayer?

08:12 — We read in Proverbs 25:27, “It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.” What does it mean “matters that are too deep?”

13:29 — How does the church address emotional issues? Should the church address emotional issues, or should it stick to spiritual matters?

16:02 — Sometimes we say things like, “Stop being so emotional,” like it’s a bad thing. Was Jesus ever emotional?

18:31 — Are there differences between what we see in God’s emotions and our emotions?

23:14 — When do our emotions shift from a gift to a problem?

24:52 — What’s the difference between emotional reactions and wise responses?

31:32 — What do we do with our emotions, and how do we change?

For more content on this episode’s questions, we invite you to check out a sermon by Dr. Jason Karampatsos in the first week of the Emotionally Healthy Church series at https://nlag.net/sermons/the-emotionally-healthy-church-week-one/.

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