Managing Emotions Biblically - Introduction

Susan Blake April 24, 2017

This is the first class in the fifth series of classes of the Women’s Foundation series.

This class looks at what the Bible teaches about anger, depression, despair, worry, bitterness, and self-esteem and how to deal with them. 

I. Emotions – A Part of God’s Good Creation

A. Part of Our  ____________________Design Luke 10:27

B.  A  ____________________Part of God’s Original Design Gen 1:31

C.  Created to Bear the  ____________________of God Eph 4:30, Psalm 78:40-41, Isaiah 62:5, Isaiah 65:19, Isaiah 16, Psalm 60:6, Romans 1:18, John 3:16. Gen 1:26

II. Emotions Before the Curse of Sin  

A.  ____________________Our Lives  Psalm 16:11

B.  ____________________Our Ability to Rejoice  Gen 2:18-23

III. Emotions Under the Curse of Sin

A. ____________________Affected By The Curse of Sin Genesis 3:14-19  

B.  The Curse’s  ____________________on Emotions  Eph 2:1-3Genesis 3:8-10

IV.  Controlled by Emotions??

A. Emotions In  ____________________Galatians 5:16-21

B.  The Two  ____________________Eph 4:17-19

V.  Living By The Truth  

A.  Emotional  ____________________Possible  Eph 1:7, Eph 4:22-24

B.  ____________________Orientation Colossians 3:1-3,  Colossians 3:5-10


VI.  Changing Your Feelings  

A.  Jesus, the  ____________________Heb 12:1-2, Matthew 26:36-39,  Gen 1:28,  Romans 6:5-7  

B.  The  ____________________Between Emotions and Desires, Thinking, and Action  Deut 30:19-20, Prov 14:12, Prov 28:26 Prov 23:7, John 13:17 

VII.  Making Your Feelings Work For You

A.  Emotions – the  ____________________Signal  Psalm 31:10


B.  Emotions – the  ____________________Psalm 5:11, I Peter 1:22, Eph 5:25-33, Heb 12:9-11,  Rev 21:1-5,  Rev 22:1-5

Recommendations for Further Study

Managing Your Emotions by Amy Baker

Feelings and Faith by Brian Borgman

The Heart of Change video series by Faith Church

Susan Blake



Susan teaches parenting and home schooling classes at Faith Church. She is a ACBC certified counselor at FBCM, and is a mother of five.