We have great things coming!
Men’s Camp is THIS WEEKEND!! May 17th-19th..
The young adults are launching Financial Foundations class May 6th. Learn how to do finances God’s way.
MOTHER’S DAY IS SUNDAY! Mothers: invite your children to service. Children: invite your mothers to service.
What is the happiest moment that happened this week so far?
Overcoming: to get the better of in a struggle or conflict; to conquer, to defeat an enemy, a weakness, a temptation, to prevail over, have victory.
18 MILLION PEOPLE IN U.S HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH DEPRESSION. (DEPRESSION IS NUMBER ONE CAUSE FOR DISABILITY.)
28% OF PEOPLE (66 MILLION) SAY THAT THEY WORRY THAT WHEN THEY GET ANGRY THEY ARE GET OUT OF CONTROL. (Say and do things that they later regret.)
OVER 40 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM SOME SORT OF ANXIETY DISORDER. 25.1% OF OUR YOUTH BETWEEN THE AGES 13-18 HAVE AN ANXIETY DISORDER.
3000 PEOPLE COMMIT SUICIDE EVERYDAY, THAT'S ONE SUICIDE EVERY 40 SECONDS. (Death caused by an overpower emotion. 1,095,000 a year.)
3 FACTS ABOUT OVERCOMING NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.
FACT #1- EITHER WE MASTER OUR EMOTIONS OR OUR EMOTIONS WILL MASTER US.
Proverbs 29:11 (CJB) 11 A fool gives vent to all his feelings, but the wise, thinking of afterwards, stills them
DENIAL: Refuse to admit that they have an emotional problem. The problem with denial is that it causes us to bottle up our emotions which only lead to two results either we explode or we have an emotional breakdown.
Q1 - Why is denial destructive when it comes to dealing with our problems?
Q2 - How can you be sure you’re not being controlled by denial?
Q3 - What emotions do you have to be extra cautious about?
FACT #3- WE CAN LEARN TO OVERCOME NEGATIVE EMOTIONS
Q4 - What emotions have you grown to master?
FACT #3- GOD WANTS TO HELP OVERCOME OUR NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.
John 16:33 (TLB) 33 I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.”
Q5 - Name a time that God has helped you from being overcome by negative emotions.
3 COMMANDS ON NEGATIVE EMOTIONS.
Philippians 2:13 (NLT).13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
Q6 - What new things has God been doing in your life lately? How has He been “at work” in you?
COMMAND #1- DON'T WORRY!
Matthew 6:34 (NKJV) 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Worry: to take thought, to be troubled with cares, to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts.
ILLUSTRATION: "Just because a bird landed on your doesn't mean you need to let it build a nest."
Q7 - What causes you to worry the most?
Q8 - What can you begin doing so that you’re not consumed by worry anymore?
COMMANDS # 2- DON’T LET ANGER CONTROL YOU!
Ephesians 4:26-27 (NLT).26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
IT'S NOT A SIN TO GET ANGRY, ITS A SIN TO LET IT CONTROL US.
Anger: wrath, fierce anger, deep resentment, desire to make them pay for what they did or did not do.
Q9 - Why is it important not to let the “sun go down” while you’re still angry?
Q10 - What are some helpful ways to control your anger?
COMMAND #3- DON'T BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING!
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV) 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
A Person That anxious looks at life through the lenses of Worst case scenario. They get a headache, they think they have a brain tumor. They make a mistake at work and they believe that they are going to get fired, and lose everything.
Anxious: full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune. Fearful about something that might happen.
Q11 - According to the last scripture, what is your weapon to overcoming anxiety?
In the month of May, we will continue our Care Project to work together as a group to get rid of 5 bricks towards the down payment of the building. 1 brick represents $500 that goes towards the down payment of our building and finishing other major initiatives in the church and around the world.
Here’s how to donate:
Download The Way World Outreach App
Change the fund to "Care Group Offering"
Write down the group leader's name in memo line
Father, thank you for helping me overcome emotions! I will not be overcome by my emotions! I will use self-control and master my emotions! Thank you Jesus for giving me peace of mind, joy, strength, and comfort! I will guard my heart and my mind according to your word! IN Jesus name, amen!
Don’t let defeat emotions overcome your mind! Any time you feel any ounce of worry or anxiety, stop what you’re doing and PRAY!
Note for Leaders: Take prayer requests and praise reports. Keep a good record of this. Follow up on prayer requests and celebrate praise reports.
Take attendance by downloading the LEAD. App or by writing down who was here today (either on your phone or on paper) and send that information to: email@example.com