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Sunday, September 29, 2019

FEELINGS … GOD FEELS

Series:Feelings

FEELINGS …  GOD FEELS

SELECTED SCRIPTURES

 

PREMISE: IF WE WANT TO GROW IN THE FAITH WE CANNOT AFFORD TO NEGLECT OUR EMOTIONS …

 

“OUR WISDOM … CONSIST ALMOST ENTIRELY OF TWO PARTS: THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND OF OURSELVES. BUT AS THESE ARE CONNECTED TOGETHER BY MANY TIES, IT IS NOT EASY TO DETERMINE WHICH OF THE TWO PRECEDED AND GIVES BIRTH TO THE OTHER.”

JOHN CALVIN

 

GOD AND FEELINGS,

 

   FOUNDATIONAL,

 

“WHAT COMES TO YOUR MIND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT GOD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT YOU.”

A.W. TOZER

 

      WE MUST KNOW GOD, WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE IS LIKE,

JEREMIAH 9:23-24

 

      KNOWING GOD IS IN DIRECT CORRELATION TO THE DEPTH OF OUR FAITH,

PS 9:10

 

“IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO HONOR GOD AS WE OUGHT UNLESS WE KNOW HIM AS HE IS.”

JAMES STEWART

 

   FEELINGS,

 

ANTHROPOMORPHISM --- ASCRIBING HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS TO GOD

 

   GOD FEELS …

 

   PROVERBS 6:16-18

   ISAIAH 42:1

   ISAIAH 49:14-16

   ZEPHANIAH 3:14-17

 

   LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

MARK 1:40-41

  

THE GOSPEL AND FEELINGS,

 

   THE FALL OF MAN

 

“THE NATURAL MANS’ AFFECTIONS ARE WRETCHEDLY MISPLACED, HE IS A SPIRITUAL MONSTER, HIS HEART IS WHERE HIS FEET SHOULD BE FIXED ON EARTH, HIS HEELS LIFTED UP AGAINST HEAVEN WHICH HIS HEART SHOULD BE SET ON, HIS FACE IS TOWARD HELL, HIS BACK TOWARD HEAVEN. THEREFORE, GOD CALLS HIM TO TURN, HE LOVES WHAT HE SHOULD HATE AND HE HATES WHAT HE SHOULD LOVE, JOYS IN WHAT HE OUGHT TO MOURN FOR AND MOURNS FOR WHAT HE REJOICE IN, GLORIES IN HIS SHAME AND IS ASHAMED OF HIS GLORY, ABHORS WHAT HE SHOULD DESIRE AND DESIRES WHAT HE SHOULD ABHOR.”

THOMAS BOSTON

 

   THE RESTORATIVE POWER OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST,

   MIND, 2 COR 4:3-6

 

   WILL, I THES 1:9

 

   EMOTIONS,

 

PSALM 32:1-2

 

GAL 5:22, “LOVE, JOY, PEACE …”

 

APPLICATION: AS A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST, GOD COMMANDS OUR EMOTIONS:

 

PHIL 4:4

 

I PETER 1:17

 

I PETER 2:2


 

 
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Our Riverstone Food Pantry Ministry is led by John and Vickie Woods. If you or someone you know is in need, please go to the church kitchen after service or speak with any of your church leaders who are here to serve.

 

If you would like to contribute to the Food Pantry Ministry, we would gratefully accept the following items. Please be mindful of expirations dates.

Canned vegetables

Cereal
Boxed dinners Dry beans
Boxed rice Can and dry milk
Pasta sauce Peanut Butter
Canned meat Jelly
Canned fruit Dry, condensed, ready to serve soup
Salt & Pepper shakers Diapers, wipes
Cooking Spray

Bath soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Disposable razors,

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet tissue

Vegetable oil Store gift cards to purchase perishable items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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