Introduction (Heart Health Sermon Series):
Pastor Cyril started a new sermon series on Heart Health by saying goodbye to our Associate Pastor Darin Martin who is transitioning into a new role.
Psalm37: 3-6 4: Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Why God Made Us:
God made us emotional for a reason. God has also made us social, spiritual, and physical people.
Emotionally healthy spirituality is about going under the surface and transforming your life.
The heart of the problem with achieving this transformation is our hearts. We need to be able to achieve true joy by sharing and being honest with what is in our hearts.
Sometimes we rationalize our emotional immaturity in crazy ways much like the Pharisees in the time of Jesus. We adopt scripture to fit our needs and serve our worldly desires.
If you think of an iceberg it gives a great illustration of the part of our hearts we show others. The section above water that looks nice and put together we let others see.
But under the water, the majority of it is a different story. As this pattern continues like the icebergs our hearts will continue to be more hidden.
If you enjoyed this sermon you’ll love the book: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Seazzero which contains themes in this sermon series.
Which of the 10 symptoms of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality apply to you in any? Our leadership so often has seen these symptoms in the church today.
God wants to know our heart’s health and heal what’s hurting so we will live with more joy.
Some causes of these spiritual heart symptoms:
1. Delighting in other things (sports, work, etc)
2. I am what I am (love of possessions)
3. I am what others think I am (popularity)
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