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God Has Made Man in a Special Way.

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  1. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Our ability to experience emotion is a gift of God.

  2. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Our ability to experience emotion is a gift of God. • There is a proper time and place for the fully array of emotions we can experience. (Ecc 3:4, 8)

  3. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Ecclesiastes 3:4 (NKJV) - A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance;

  4. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Ecclesiastes 3:8 (NKJV) - A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.

  5. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • One has said that it is "our emotions that put us in motion.”

  6. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Emotions in their proper role are a blessing to our lives.

  7. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Emotions in their proper role are a blessing to our lives. • Emotion and reason often are in conflict.

  8. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Emotions in their proper role are a blessing to our lives. • Emotion and reason often are in conflict. • Have you ever been frustrated as to “why I feel this way?”

  9. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Emotions in their proper role are a blessing to our lives. • Emotion and reason often are in conflict. • Have you ever been frustrated as to “why I feel this way?” • We are prone to have strong feelings apart from facts and reality. (Ex.)

  10. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Our emotions may be triggered by faulty reason or manipulated evidence. (Gen 37:31-35)

  11. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Genesis 37:31-35 (NKJV) - So they took Joseph’s tunic, killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the tunic in the blood. 32 Then they sent the tunic of many colors, and they brought it to their father and said, “We have found this. Do you know whether it is your son’s tunic or not?” 33And he recognized it and said, “It is my son’s tunic. A wild beast has devoured him. Without doubt Joseph is torn topieces.”

  12. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • 34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days. 35 And all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted, and he said, “For I shall go down into the grave to my son in mourning.” Thus his father wept for him.

  13. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • It is possible to by-pass reason and appeal directly to our emotional side!

  14. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • It is possible to by-pass reason and appeal directly to our emotional side! • Consider the actions in a pep-rally or in some Pentecostal churches.

  15. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • It is possible to by-pass reason and appeal directly to our emotional side! • Consider the actions in a pep-rally or in some Pentecostal churches. • Some teachers appeal to others by their zeal. (Gal 3:1; 4:17-20)

  16. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Galatians 3:1 (NKJV) - O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?

  17. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Galatians 4:17-21 (NKJV) - They zealously court you, but for no good; yes, they want to exclude you, that you may be zealous for them. 18 But it is good to be zealous in a good thing always, and not only when I am present with you. 19 My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you,

  18. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • 20 I would like to be present with you now and to change my tone; for I have doubts about you. 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law?

  19. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Emotion and reason can often be in harmony. (Acts 2:36-37)

  20. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • Acts 2:36-37 (NKJV) - “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” 37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

  21. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • We must never be satisfied with the emotion without examining if it is true to a Biblical faith. (2 Cor 13:5)

  22. God Has Made Man in a Special Way. • 2 Corinthians 13:5 (NKJV) - Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.

  23. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • When we allow our emotions to dominate we become a rudderless ship.

  24. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • When we allow our emotions to dominate we become a rudderless ship. • Consider an article by John Leo titled: "Feelings, oh those feelings."

  25. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • "This was the period .in which America was busy switching to a feelings-centered morality. Since the self was more important than society, values created by the self (feelings) took precedence over any social or traditional values, which are the encrusted remains of other people's feelings and biases . ....

  26. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • If we are open to experience, wrote the famous therapist Carl Rogers, "doing what feels right proves to be a competent and trustworthy guide to behavior which is truly satisfying.“

  27. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • If we are open to experience, wrote the famous therapist Carl Rogers, "doing what feels right proves to be a competent and trustworthy guide to behavior which is truly satisfying.“ • We must choose faith. (Rom 8:5-6)

  28. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Romans 8:5-6 (NKJV) - For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

  29. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • This is not easy. Some because of their past are scarred emotionally.

  30. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • It is important to know our own weaknesses and to have proper associates.

  31. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • It is important to know our own weaknesses and to have proper associates. • Some people do not need to be put in some situations. (Gal 6:1)

  32. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Galatians 6:1 (NKJV) - Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

  33. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Some have chosen to be with others that strengthens their weaknesses rather than help them overcome them.

  34. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Some have chosen to be with others that strengthens their weaknesses rather than help them overcome them. • Our faith will teach us how to think.

  35. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Some have chosen to be with others that strengthens their weaknesses rather than help them overcome them. • Our faith will teach us how to think. • How does a man of faith view suffering and disappointment? (Rom 8:35-39)

  36. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Romans 8:35-39 (NKJV) - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

  37. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  38. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Many People are locked into a pattern of life that makes them miserable!

  39. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Isolation from others.

  40. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Isolation from others. • Major problems in friendships and marriage.

  41. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Isolation from others. • Major problems in friendships and marriage. • Regular depression.

  42. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Isolation from others. • Major problems in friendships and marriage. • Regular depression. • Living in the past.

  43. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Isolation from others. • Major problems in friendships and marriage. • Regular depression. • Living in the past. • Fear of improvement.

  44. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Isolation from others. • Major problems in friendships and marriage. • Regular depression. • Living in the past. • Fear of improvement. • Most people keep doing the same things over and over again. (Ex. Windmill)

  45. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • God wishes to teach us how to think. Close examination and repetition of scripture is a must. (Rom 12:1-2)

  46. We Must Fight to Walk by Faith • Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV) - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

  47. Faith Teaches Us to Accept the Things We Cannot Change • Faith in God teaches us that there are numerous things that are beyond our control and must be given to God!

  48. Faith Teaches Us to Accept the Things We Cannot Change • Faith in God teaches us that there are numerous things that are beyond our control and must be given to God! • "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

  49. Faith Teaches Us to Accept the Things We Cannot Change • Faith in God teaches us that there are numerous things that are beyond our control and must be given to God! • "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.“ • Faith in God allows us to realistically look at our problems without self deception.

  50. Faith Teaches Us to Accept the Things We Cannot Change • Many are very stubborn and spend energy on that which they can do nothing about!