Let’s be real, our emotions can be super complex and downright frustrating at times. Sadness, anger, fear, and love: if we’re honest, it’s a lot easier to numb or dismiss these emotions than deal with them! We often separate them from our spirituality, thinking they are two separate things, but what if God sees your emotions differently and deeply cares how you feel? In this video, we will see that God designed you to have “all the feels”, and by understanding and embracing God’s design for our emotions can lead to a deeper understanding of God and allow us to grow in our faith.



[2 Corinthians 5:17]
“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.”
The resulting tension usually results in living a life focused on repressing anything negative we feel in order to maintain the facade of a happy life.
The problem is that we’ve not allowed our emotions to become a part of our spiritual development
[Luke 9:23]
“Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.”
[Genesis 1:27]
“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.”
Peter Scazzero – “The call of discipleship [spiritual development], includes experiencing our feelings, reflecting on our feelings, and then thoughtfully, responding to our feelings under the Lordship [authority] of Jesus.”
You cannot be spiritually healthy if you are not also emotionally healthy.
[Luke 3:21-22]
“One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. As he was praying, the heavens opened, and the Holy Spirit, in bodily form, descended on him like a dove. And a voice from Heaven said, ‘You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.”

There are three temptations that Satan wants you to fall for…



[Luke 4:1-3]

“Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the spirit into the wilderness,  where he was tempted by the devil for 40 days. Jesus ate nothing all that time, and became very hungry.  Then the devil said to him, if you are the son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread.”




[Luke 4:5-6] 

Then the devil took him up and revealed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. I will give you the glory of these kingdoms in authority over them, the devil said, because they are mine to give to anyone I please.”




[Luke 4:9-11]

“Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, ‘If you are the Son of God, jump off!’ For the scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you. and the they will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’”


Application Questions

  1. What stood out to you from this message and why?
  2. What is one thing God is telling you to START doing because of this message?
  3. What is one thing God is telling you to STOP doing because of this message?
  4. How will this message change how you act at home, at work, and in your relationships?