October 2, 2022 | Part of the series.
Luke 19 tells us of an interaction between Jesus and Zacchaeus, a wealthy tax collector, who eagerly agreed to host him for a meal. Jesus often ministered to others while eating and drinking. Offering hospitality and having a meal together breaks down barriers and provides a pleasant atmosphere for conversation and ministry. Salvation came to Zacchaeus when he came to know Christ. He was completely transformed. How might you influence others by providing hospitality, sharing the gospel and ministering to others?
September 25, 2022 | Part of the The Emotions Of God series.
Children genuinely want to make the adults in their life happy, especially when they receive positive affirmations like hugs, kisses, smiles and praises. They find their own pleasure in their parent’s pleasure with them. A child’s desire to please others is rooted in their need to belong, to be accepted, included and loved. Where does this internal desire originate?
September 18, 2022 | Part of the The Emotions Of God series.
Have you ever had that feeling of not being cared for? Maybe a friend, parent or spouse was more interested in a show or their social media than they were in being with you or listening to what was going on in your head or heart. Being made in God’s image means we are made for meaningful relationships which are cultivated by giving and receiving care. Why is being cared about so necessary?
September 11, 2022 | Part of the The Emotions Of God series.
Have you considered the fact that God has emotions too? Often, we see things only from the lens of our thoughts and feelings. Yet God has a perspective along with His own thoughts and feelings. Just as our actions and choices have an emotional effect on those around us, they also have an emotional effect upon God. Because He is omniscient, he experiences great joy, deep sadness, anger at sin, displeasure and pleasure all at the same time! How can we try to understand our perfect God better?
September 5, 2022 | Part of the Praying Through Your Emotions series.
The world offers many opinions about what it takes to make people happy and content. Contentment can be defined as an internal satisfaction which doesn’t demand changes in our external circumstances. Psalm 62 helps us to understand the secret of contentment in any and every situation whether we are experiencing peaceful or turbulent times or if we have plenty or are in want. When times of trouble come into your life, how do you find rest in our restless world?