This is the 5-pack curriculum bundle covering Anger, Anxiety, Joy, Fear,and Depression. Please note: This is a digital product. After purchase, you will be given instructions on how to download all of the training guides, presentation materials, and videos.
In this series you will work through the emotion of anger with your group. The Bible is full of examples of people who handled anger in both positive and negative ways. You will discover that even God and Jesus get angry. Anger is not a sin. It is all about what you do with your anger. Will you handle it in a positive or negative way?
Anxiety and Fear are not the same thing. Fear is the emotion of alarm in reaction to a perceived danger or threat. Fear is typically more short-term and situationally based. Anxiety is a more general, long-term feeling of uneasiness, an unclear perception of threat that won’t go away. Explore more in depth with this series on anxiety.
So, what is joy? Joy is a deep inner gladness and delight that we have even when things are not going well. Joy is more than a feeling. Our joy is not dependent upon our circumstances. It is a state of being. It is a choice. It is more than being happy about something circumstantial. Happiness can be a temporary state of being. Joy is more. Explore more in depth with this series on Joy!
Fear is the emotion of alarm in reaction to a real or perceived danger or threat. The danger may be real (the shadow of a stranger outside your house, a car that is about to crash into you, etc.) or it may be imaginary (the creaking of a house, a scary moment in a movie, etc.), but the perception is real and defined. Fear is a normal part of life, even for Christians. Fear can be healthy. Fear is a God-given ability to detect and deal with danger. Fear can keep us safe like an inner warning system that alerts us when something is wrong.
Depression is more than sadness. Depression is a serious mental condition that affects many people. We can see some great examples of people in the Bible that suffered from Depression. Some could overcome it, some suffered with it, and some lost the battle to depression. We will look at multiple examples from the Bible. By the end of the series we will see that Depression doesn’t equal hopelessness. God can turn our sorrow into joy. God can sustain us through dark times if we trust in Him.