Sermon Challenges

Sept. 25, 2011

We had a great beginning to our Emotionally Healthy Spirituality series this past Sunday.

We learned that an emotionally healthy Christian:

SAYS YES to:

·         self-reflection and awareness

·         cultivating their personal relationship with God

·         being broken through setbacks and difficulties

We also learned the top ten symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality:

1.      Using God to run from God

2.      Ignoring the emotions of anger, sadness and fear

3.      Dying to the wrong things

4.      Denying the past’s impact on the present

5.      Dividing life into ‘secular’ and ‘sacred’ compartments

6.      Doing for God instead of being with God

7.      Spiritualizing away conflict

8.      Covering over brokenness, weakness and failure

9.      Living without limits

10.  Judging the spiritual journeys of other people.