South Fellowship Church has selected a series on Emotions during the season of Lent to ground us in our humanity and help walk us through how to process several core emotions with God. We’ll explore stories in Genesis to see how emotions have always been a part of the human experience. For example, Genesis 21:8-21 gives us a glimpse into a real woman’s experience with rejection, deprivation, and despair. Yet, her encounter with God made all the difference.

Our emotions are just as real as Hagar’s and where we go with them can affect everything around us. An emotion is simply a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstance, mood, or relationship with others. This emotional wiring in all of us is God-designed and helpful for understanding and responding to the world around us. Join us for the next seven weeks to journey through emotions – seeking to better understand and process them in healthy ways.

  1. Get Honest … Look at the emotions wheel on the back of this guide and share which emotion you like the most and why. Share which emotion you like the least and why. How do you feel about having an entire sermon series on emotions?
  2. Change Mind … Listen for what Jesus wants to say to you about the full range of emotion.
  3. Walk Anew … How might Jesus want you to enter this sermon series?