Sermon Series – Overwhelmed
OVERWHELMED – Embracing the Emotional Part of Me
This sermon series helps us with the realities of feeling overwhelmed and, sometimes even, overcome with emotions. Dr. Anderson teaches us how to embrace, navigate, manage and leverage the R.A.N.G.E. of emotions we all experience in our inner worlds.
November 15, 2020: R – REGRET (Guilt, Shame, Sadness over the past) – Dr. David Anderson
Jesus never felt guilt, shame, or sadness over his behavior nor did he ever feel sorry for anything he ever did. Yet, Jesus took on our shame on the cross. Our personal remorse should lead to repentance. In this sermon, Dr. David Anderson gives us 4 ways to address the feelings of regret in this sermon so we are not overwhelmed negatively from the inside out.
November 22, 2020: A – ANGER (Indignation) – Dr. David Anderson
Jesus overturned the tables in the temple. What is righteous anger and how can we experience anger without sinning? What “should” make us angry and how can we turn that into action? This message will help us manage and leverage our anger in productive ways. In this sermon Dr. Anderson teaches us 5 ways to keep yourself from being overwhelmed by your own anger or the anger of others.
November 29, 2020: N – NERVOUSNESS (Anxiety) – Dr. David Anderson
Jesus was anxious and overwhelmed in the garden of Gethsemane to the point of a physical reaction of blood tears (Mt 26). He demonstrated what Ph 4:6-7 teaches about praying when anxious. Fear is the flip side of anxiety. We don’t see Jesus expressing it, but facing it square on. What is the difference between anxiety and fear? In this sermon, Dr. David Anderson teaches that nervousness and anxiety are natural responses to stressful situations. He shares four ways to get your nerves under control by getting your mind under control.
December 6, 2020: G – GRIEF (Sadness, Sorrow, & Loss) – Dr. David Anderson
Jesus wept and felt sorrow (John 11). Loss is a part of this life and our hearts are broken by the pain of grief. This message will help us understand the stages of grief so that we can come out on the other side in a healthy way. This message will help us to move on toward our future. David was asked how long will he grieve for Saul who had died. At what point does one move on? In this sermon, we learn that there are a combination of emotions in our grief. Dr. David Anderson shares three observations from the scriptures and provides practical application on how to deal with the sadness, sorrow, and loss when we are dealing with grief.
December 13, 2020: E – EMPATHY (Feeling the Feelings of Others) – Dr. David Anderson
Jesus felt compassion for others. Mercy gives birth to compassion. If God never felt compassion, we would never experienced his mercy. Empathy for others helps us to enter into their feelings in a way that we can understand and serve them better. If we are not careful, however, we can feel the feelings of others to the degree that we become overwhelmed with the burdens of other people’s emotions that we should not be bearing. This message helps you grow your empathy so you can minister better to others like Jesus did, while at the same time balance your emotions so that you are not, what Dr. David Anderson calls, “empa-flooded”.