Jesus wept. It’s the shortest sentence in the Bible but it reveals so much about who Jesus was. He was not aloof, or distant from the people he met. He was present. He wept. He felt … deeply. The Bible shows us many examples of Jesus’s emotions: love, compassion, righteous anger, sadness, and more. In this series, we’ll look at how Jesus processed emotions and how following His example can help us see how our TROUBLED HEARTS can be used to fulfill God’s purpose in our lives.
APRIL 25 – “A HEART THAT IS HURTING”
Jesus was God in the flesh and yet He was a human being and He expressed and felt very real emotions. He felt anxiety, anger, compassion, and profound sadness. One writer has said that in the four Gospels Jesus expressed 39 emotions. God has given us those same emotions and by looking at Jesus and how He faced them can help us in how we respond and react when we are hurt.
MAY 2 – “A HEART THAT IS ANGRY”
What do you do with feelings of anger? Anger can very quickly lead to unproductive and very destructive sin, but is the emotion of anger in and of itself, a sin? It could be that many relationships today are hurting because people are letting their anger drive them to sin. In this message we’ll discover how Jesus dealt with anger and how we can be angry in a way that honors God.
MAY 9 – “A HEART THAT IS ANXIOUS”
Anxiety. It can be physiological, it can be emotional, it can be situational, it can even be spiritual. And when we feel anxious, we ask questions like: Am I failing God? Have I let God down? Is it a sin to be anxious? We do know that hours before He was crucified, Jesus felt overwhelming anxiety. His response may help us find relief from what we are feeling in our troubled heart.
MAY 16 – “A HEART THAT IS EXHAUSTED”
Did Jesus ever get tired? Yes, He did, just as we all do. Even though he was perfect, His body still needed rest. The attention from the crowds kept him busy. When he healed people, it cost him strength and energy. We can identify with the heart of Jesus when we pull away now and then to rest in and commune quietly with our Heavenly Father.