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KTG 12 – Baptizing Your Emotions In Worship

Study Guide/Outline

Introduction: Understanding Emotional Crisis

  • Main Points
    • Recognizing the need for immediate action in emotional crises.
    • Acknowledgement that reprogramming thoughts and emotions takes time.
    • Emphasis on finding immediate solutions during emotional upheavals.

Section 1: The Power of Worship in Crisis

  • Main Points
    • Worship as a key to growth and emotional stability.
    • Isaiah 61:3 referenced: “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.”
    • Worship as a response to heaviness and emotional turmoil.
    • Concept: Worship is not dependent on circumstances but a declaration of inner freedom.

Section 2: Worship as Priority Replacement

  • Main Points
    • Worship repositions God as the center, replacing personal focus.
    • Worship aligns soul with the Spirit, acknowledging God’s sovereignty.
    • Psalms 103:1 (“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name”) as a call to align emotions with divine truth.
    • Worship combats emotions like fear, anger, and frustration.

Section 3: Establishing Worship as a Discipline

  • Main Points
    • Consistent worship as a tool for emotional stability and growth.
    • Worship trains the believer to be less reactive to emotions and more focused on God.
    • The challenge of maintaining worship despite fluctuating emotions.
    • The role of worship in transforming personal perception and response to circumstances.

Section 4: Overcoming Emotional Challenges through Worship

  • Main Points
    • Worship as a method for overcoming immediate emotional responses.
    • Encouragement to practice worship not just as a reaction but as a lifestyle.
    • Worship leading to emotional stability and spiritual growth.
    • The transformative effect of regular worship on personal and spiritual life.

Conclusion: The Transformational Power of Worship

  • Main Points
    • Worship as a transformative tool for emotional and spiritual well-being.
    • Emphasis on discipline in worship to achieve emotional balance.
    • The potential for growth and stability through a consistent worship practice.
    • Call to action: integrating worship into daily life for emotional management and spiritual growth.