Emotionally Healthy Church

Oct 2, 2022    Pastor Darryl Morrison

Emotionally Healthy Church
Speaker: Pastor Darryl Morrison

Hebrews 5:11-6:1

“We cannot be spiritually mature if we are emotionally immature.” - Emotionally Healthy Church

The Lexico definition of emotion is "A strong feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others."

Thrust Statements:
It’s time to grow up by growing within.

Excerpts from Emotionally Healthy Church
“The sad reality is that too many people in our churches are fixated or stuck at a stage of spiritual immaturity (haven’t grown) that current models of discipleship have not addressed (pg. 18)"

“Many are supposedly spiritually mature but remain infants, children, or teenagers emotionally (pg. 18)."

“They demonstrate little ability to process anger, sadness, or hurt. They whine, complain, distance themselves, blame, and use sarcasm – like little children when they don’t get their way. Highly defensive to criticism or differences of opinion, they expect to be taken care of and object to meeting their needs."

1. Go Below the Surface: We Must Deal With the Unseen
- If we want to see transformation and growth we must first expose the unhealthy imbalances in our lives that are stunting growth.

2. Be Honest With God: Real Self vs. False Self

10 Symptoms of Being Emotionally Unhealthy:
1. Using God to Run from God
2. Ignoring Anger, Sadness, and Fear
3. Dying to the Wrong Things
4. Denying the Impact of the Past on the Present
5. Dividing Life into Secular and Sacred Compartments
6. Doing for God Instead of Being With God
7. Spiritualizing Conflict Away
8. Covering up Brokenness, Weakness, or Failure
9. Living Without Limits
10. Judging People’s Spiritual Journey

Ask Christ, the Great Physician, to cure the symptoms of emotional issues brooding in you.