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Unmanaged Anxiety (Luke 10:38-42, Part 1)

You anxiety is talking to you. Your anxiety is trying to convince you that if you don’t do something then something bad will happen or it will not get done right. You are the only one who can do this. Your anxiety will tell you that you are not good enough and you are not worthy enough and that’s why people leave you. Your anxiety wants you to believe that if you have enough information, knowledge, and wisdom then you will have all the answer then you will be successful and people will like you. Anxiety will work you to death by convincing you that you have to be there for everyone and that you are less of a person if you say no. Anxiety wants you to believe that you must make everyone happy and you need their approval and acceptance to be happy. Continue reading

A Definition of Depression

A simple definition of depression is an emotional heaviness that weighs down the heart. If you place a heavy object on a heart-shaped pillow filled with foam rubber, the pillow will become pressed down (de-pressed). If you remove the heavy object, the pillow will pop back up to its original form. The same is true for the human heart. When “pressed down” due to pressure from situations, your heart is designed by God to rebound once the pressure is removed. Continue reading

When is it right to be angry?

The Bible says, “Be angry and do not sin” (Eph. 3:26, HCSB), be “slow to become angry” (James 1:19, HCSB), and says of Jesus that He became “indignant” (a form of anger, Mark 10:14). Statements like these give indication that we can become angry at the right time and for the right reasons. So, when is it right to be angry? Here are four times when it is right to get mad. Continue reading

Different Types of Anger

Over the next few blogs I will be addressing the emotion and attitude of anger. Anger itself is not a sin, but often times our anger leads us to do sinful things. This is what the Bible is referring to when it says, “Don’t sin by letting anger control you” (Eph. 4:26; Ps. 4:4). Let’s identify eleven different types of anger. Continue reading

Putting Jesus First

There are five questions you can ask if you want to know whether or not Jesus is first in your life. Many people say they love Jesus and He is first in their life, but they live like the world does. If Jesus is not first in these areas of your life then He is not first in your life at all. To guide us through the questions let’s use the acronym FIRST. Continue reading

Relationship Levels

In your life, you have various levels of relationships. Not all the people in your life can nor should they be at the same level. Not everyone can be a close friend nor can you be everyone else’s close friend. Even Jesus had His inner circle of three: Peter, James, and John. Therefore, I want you to consider the various levels of relationships in your life through a ministry filter. As you consider the people in your life that are at the following stages ask yourself how you can bless them, love them, encourage them, and witness to them at that level. Continue reading

Overlooking an Offense

Offense can be described as “the act of provoking, annoying, irritating, or causing pain or injury.” It is also related to the feeling that an offense can create, such as, indignation, resentment, or anger. When someone offends us we usually want to strike back with a word or look that usually doesn’t honor God or ourselves. God’s Word gives great wisdom on this subject in Proverbs. Continue reading

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