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Topic: Emotions

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-14
God's Love=Mercy, Justice, Faithfulness: Could you direct me to your lecture where you talk about God's love being of mercy, justice, and faithfulness? Recommended Lecture: "Sermon on the Mount". [Matthew 23:23, Matthew 7:12, John 15:13, Mark 12:30-31].



2021-05-12
Humans Created to be Unable to Sin Could God have created us unable to sin, and yet still given free-will?



2021-01-29
Feelings of Emotions in One's Faith: I struggle with keeping the sense of total commitment and feel an ebb and flow in my faith. Is this common? [I John 5:3].



2020-12-15
God's Emotion: Is God emotional and is He capable of lashing out? [Exodus 33:3].
Pharisees Wanting to be Baptized by John: Why would Pharisees want to get baptized by John the Baptist?
Jesus Supporting His Mother, Mary: Was Jesus supporting his mother, Mary? And why him instead of his brothers? [Luke 8].

2020-11-18
Plato's Four Temperments: Do you place much weight in the different types of temperaments that Plato described? [2 Corinthians 12:1-14, Psalm 2:8, Revelation 5:10, Matthew 5:5, 2 Corinthians 5:8, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Genesis 1:1, I Corinthians 10:3, Psalm 115:16].



2020-11-13
Compassion: Caller comments on compassion.
Regurgitation of Prayers: I often feel my prayers are so repetitive, that it is almost a mindless regurgitation, how do I remedy that? [Lamentations 3:22-23, Matthew 6:11].


2020-11-13
Caller Comment About Compassion: Caller comments on another caller who had been compassionate.



2020-11-11
Damaged by Religion: What advice would you give people who are so damaged by religion that they can't seem to consider it?



2020-10-29
Feelings vs Facts: What scripture should I refer to in order to balance the idea that feelings are not as reliable as facts? [Proverbs 14:12, Proverbs 16:25, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12].



2020-10-16
Other Religions in Contrast to Christianity: Are there other religions that have the joy, the psalms, the benevolence, that the Christian faith has? [Romans 5:3].



2020-10-02
Evidence that Christianity is Not True: Is it not evidence that Christianity is not true since there are those that wish to feel something from the Holy Spirit and they don't? [James 1:7 Matthew 8:26].
Losing Faith: How can one continue to believe in something that they don't see evidence of?
The Resurrection isn't a Historical Fact, it's a Supernatural claim: Caller says that the resurrection isn't a historical fact, and doesn't it require more evidence to claim the supernatural?

2020-09-03
Controlling One's Temper: Could you give me advise on how to control my temper better?
When Anger is Not Sin: If I used my anger in a positive way, then is it no longer sinful? [Isaiah 53:7, Ephesians 4:26-30].


2020-08-26
Secular Friends: What do you think about having secular friends?
Feeling the Holy Spirit: Is it possible to be filled with the Holy Spirit and not feel anything? [Romans 8:16].


2020-07-31
Anger: Would you talk about "anger" and what the Bible teaches us about it when it is sin? [Ephesians 4:26, James 2:13, I John 4:7-21, Mark 3:5, Ephesians 5:1, Luke 23:34].



2020-07-01
Damage from My Pastor Father-Losing Faith: How do I handle the brokenness of my pastor father who has also damaged my faith?



2020-05-04
Verses of Comfort for Those with PTSD: Could you share some verses of comfort that might help with PTSD? Would Jeremiah 29:11 be helpful? [Jeremiah 29:11, Joshua 1:7, Hebrews 12, Psalm 34, Psalm 37, Psalm 103:1-15].



2020-04-01
Saved Without the Holy Spirit: Is it possible to be saved without the Holy Spirit? [Romans 8:9, I John 4:2, Ephesians 5:18 ].
Laying on of Hands: Is it necessary to have hands laid on you in order to have the Holy Spirit? Acts 8, 10, I John 4:2, Ephesians 5:18].
No Feeling of the Holy Spirit's Presence: Sometimes I have strong feelings that I suspect is evidence of the presence of the Holy Spirit, other times, not so much, am I doing something wrong?

2020-03-27
Angry with God: When a believer is disappointed or angry with God, Is it always sinful, or does God actually welcome our feelings? [Job 13:15].
Psalms, Prayer & the Human Heart: Do you think that God put the Psalms in scripture to just give an example of the human heart?


2020-02-26
Soul vs Spirit: What is the difference between your soul and your spirit? [I Corinthians 14, Romans 8].



2019-11-05
God Laughing: Is there anything in the Bible that says that God actually laughs? [Zephaniah 3:17].



2019-10-01
Emotions-Stoics & Stoicism: What do you think about the parallels between Christianity and Stoicism, particularly relative to the necessity to control our emotions?



2018-09-20
Agape Love: Isn't it unrealistic to love everyone? Benevolent, Charity.



2018-06-27
Blaspheming the Holy Spirit: How can one know that they have blasphemed the Holy Spirit?
The New Church Experience: When I join I new church, how can I distinguish between having a spiritual or emotional experience? Do you have any lectures on it?


2018-04-18
Being Guilty: Feeling guilty for not helping the homeless, & so it got me thinking, doesn't Satan have a counterfeit for everything good from God?



2017-12-01
Earthly Father & Heavenly Father: New believer had a bad relationship w/ father, trying to resolve her gut feelings about her father in contrast to the Heavenly Father.



2017-11-07
Negative Emotions in Heaven: When we get to heaven how are we not going to be jealous or have major regrets of people getting rewards we could've gotten?



2017-09-15
The 6th Sense: Do you think we have a 6th sense? Did we lose it at the Fall of Adam?



2015-07-10
Forgiving: Going to hell for not being able to forgive someone, caller is concerned about it.



2014-07-18
Lack of Emotion/Love: Listener is not sure if it's a result of a brain defect or personal trauma, but he has no emotion for people, no love for people. [1 Corinthians 13]



2014-02-10
Dealing with Evolutionists (followup): People are often very lonely & divulge their story, even if they are evolutionists or atheists, that being the last thing on their mind, they just want a listening ear, & you then have the perfect opportunity to talk to them about your faith, because ultimately it's all God's doing anyway. [1 Peter 3:15]
Dealing with Dry Spells: How do you deal with "dry spells" that you encounter in your Christian walk, not feeling close to God sometimes? [Isaiah 50:10-11]

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