In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Proverbs 27:4, 14:30, Matthew 27:18, Philippians 4:11
One of man's most destructive emotions is jealousy. Compared in the Bible to wrath and fierce anger, jealousy wreaks havoc on relationships, friendships, families and lives every day. It is a cancer that kills marriages, and is among Satan's most effective weapons to turn blessing into bitterness and caring into cursing. In this message, Dr. Merritt takes a biblical look at the powerful sin that is jealousy, and reveals not only how to rise above it, but how to slay it with a Christ-centered strategy.
"One of the major causes of jealousy is when we begin to compare ourselves with others. We compare our house to their house, our car to their car, our paycheck to their paycheck, and when that happens you get in trouble. You then begin to think of yourself as less than what you really are." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.