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 2:1-3, Genesis 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.