John 17:1-13

Feelings are wonderful things that make life so much more enjoyable, but what do we do with negative emotions like fear, confusion, uselessness, lovelessness, and despair? Fortunately, God knows us well and put a plan in place for us to navigate these very normal emotions. Find out what that dynamic plan is as we reveal “The Gift,” part of The Building Blocks of Christians Series.

MESSAGE STUDY NOTES (also as PDF download above)

What was the best “non-spiritual” gift you’ve ever received? 

John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 4:31; Romans 5:5, 8:2, 26-27; I Corinthians 12:7-8; Galatians 5:17; Ephesians 4:3, 5:18; Colossians 1:7-8

Hazards of the Christian fire swamp:

When I feel…
1. Confused
2. I can’t pray
3. Scared
4. Useless
5. Lost
6. Unloved
7. I can’t say no to sin
8. Loveless toward my church

1. Of all the “Hazards of the Christian fire swamp,” which one represents an area of God’s victory in your life? (i.e. which one is not a problem for you?)

2. Of all the “Hazards of the Christian fire swamp,” which one do you struggle with the most? Why?

What safeguards have you placed in your life to ensure that your decisions are not based solely on emotions?