“The Wise, the Fool, & the Wicked” (Part 6 in the series, Conquering Chaos)
We live in a world that’s filled with three types of people: the Wise, the Fools, and the Wicked. Of course, the Bible has a lot to say about each group. Yet, the Bible teaches, if we don’t know how to identify and deal with them separately, we’re going to experience unnecessary pain in our lives. So where are these 3 types in your life? And what are you doing to manage them? (Prov. 9:7-9; James 3:17-18; Isa. 58:9-10)
“The Anatomy of Hopelessness” (Part 5 in the series, “Conquering Chaos”) – Did you know that emotions can spread like a virus? After sharing several studies on suicide and anger, Pastor Peter Haas unpacks the anatomy of hopelessness. How does it affect us? And how can we build a resistance to these intoxicating emotions?
“A Healthy Thought Life” (Part 4 of the series, Conquering Chaos) – What is God’s plan for a healthy thought life? Many of the people who struggle with suicidal thoughts and depression are missing out on some of the key components that God wants to offer us. After sharing some sobering stats and scriptures, Pastor Peter explains how the devil attacks our thought lives as well as how we can counteract these attacks. (Matthew 8:28–34)
Sowing in Tears (Part 2 in the series “Conquering Chaos” – Many dreams can be slow in coming; but some are excruciating to wait for. So, what can we do in chaotic waiting seasons? Get ready to learn about a spiritual discipline called, “Sowing in Tears.” There are certain behaviors that can accelerate our dreams; but, it starts with generosity. (Zech 4:10; Romans 8:35-39; Psm 126:4-6)
“Getting God’s Big Picture” (Part 1 in the series, Conquering Chaos) After retelling the dramatic
story of Susanna Wesley, Pastors Peter and Carolyn Haas talk about how to focus on the big picture of God’s
plan for our lives whenever we feel overwhelmed. Sometimes, your bad timeline for your life is the biggest
enemy of God’s joy. (Rom. 8:37; Isaiah 46:9-10; Jer. 33:3; Psm 31:15)
8-26-18 “How to Lose Control” – Research shows, when people feel “out of control” they are extremely unhappy. Yet, research also shows that “pursuing control” ALSO makes people feel unhappy. After sharing some humorous stories and enlightening Bible verses, Pastor Peter explains what’s going on here – and why “Losing control to God” is the greatest solution to this paradox. (Galatians 2:20; Mt. 6:33).