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4 Pieces in the Puzzle of Tears

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Published on February 17, 2009

Author: manleym

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I preached this message at Celebration Church in New Orleans on February 15th, 2009. for more info visit www.manleyfresh.com
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INTRODUCTION Beatitudes – The nature of perspective Spiritualization Poor Hungry Persecuted

Beatitudes – The nature of perspective

Spiritualization

Poor

Hungry

Persecuted

INTRODUCTION Our view of weeping Bad Weak Negative Emotional Logic vs. Emotion

Our view of weeping

Bad

Weak

Negative

Emotional

Logic vs. Emotion

INTRODUCTION Masculine vs. Feminine Strong vs. Weak The problem with science… Most decisions are made on the criteria of emotional connection

Masculine vs. Feminine

Strong vs. Weak

The problem with science…

Most decisions are made on the criteria of emotional connection

Who do you marry?

What house do you buy?

What song is jammin?

“ PAPER PLANES” All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!) And (KKKAAAA CHING!) And take your money

Who do you vote for?

Do you like your job?

INTRODUCTION The balance between logic and emotion Times of loss, grief, pain, and sorrow should not be wished on anyone God’s role – Our choice

The balance between logic and emotion

Times of loss, grief, pain, and sorrow should not be wished on anyone

God’s role – Our choice

 

1. God Understands There are 2 definitive scripture passages which record God physically weeping. The Death of Lazarus Weeping over Jerusalem

There are 2 definitive scripture passages which record God physically weeping.

The Death of Lazarus

Weeping over Jerusalem

1. God Understands Loss is the greatest source of tears and sorrow The parables of Luke 15 Myrhh

Loss is the greatest source of tears and sorrow

The parables of Luke 15

Myrhh

The Adoration of the Magi

2. Tears are Temporary Psalm 30:4-5… Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Psalm 30:4-5… Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

2. Tears are Temporary Tears are designed to be a temporary stage of life God never intended us to grieve forever The bible is clear tears are a thing of this world

Tears are designed to be a temporary stage of life

God never intended us to grieve forever

The bible is clear tears are a thing of this world

2. Tears are Temporary Revelation 21:4… He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Revelation 21:4… He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

3. The Power of Tears Let’s talk for a minute about laughing and crying We tend to associate Laughter = Good Memories Crying = Bad Memories

Let’s talk for a minute about laughing and crying

We tend to associate

Laughter = Good Memories

Crying = Bad Memories

Mardi Gras

3. The Power of Tears Weeping is better than Laughing What do you call it when you laugh “hard”? People pay to laugh, they get paid to create tears

Weeping is better than Laughing

What do you call it when you laugh “hard”?

People pay to laugh, they get paid to create tears

3. The Power of Tears Name the last Oscar “Best Picture” given to a comedy? TEARS CHANGE US

Name the last Oscar “Best Picture” given to a comedy?

TEARS CHANGE US

3. The Power of Tears Eccl 7:2-4… It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart.

Eccl 7:2-4… It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart.

3. The Power of Tears Sorrow is better than laughter for by sadness of face the heart is made glad. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

Sorrow is better than laughter for by sadness of face the heart is made glad. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

3. The Power of Tears Laughing and Weeping are not opposites Laughing and Weeping both represent a release Depression vs. Liberation

Laughing and Weeping are not opposites

Laughing and Weeping both represent a release

Depression vs. Liberation

3. The Power of Tears Symptoms of Depression – Sleep too much or insomnia, simple tasks take long to accomplish, no appetite or food binging, irritable & easily enraged, and have thoughts that life is not worth living.

Symptoms of Depression – Sleep too much or insomnia, simple tasks take long to accomplish, no appetite or food binging, irritable & easily enraged, and have thoughts that life is not worth living.

4. The Role of HOPE Hope is one of the 3 most powerful forces in the world When the Devil can’t destroy Faith, then he will frequently go after Hope

Hope is one of the 3 most powerful forces in the world

When the Devil can’t destroy Faith, then he will frequently go after Hope

4. The Role of HOPE Proverbs 13:12… Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. There are people in this room who still have faith, but have lost all hope

Proverbs 13:12… Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

There are people in this room who still have faith, but have lost all hope

4. The Role of HOPE Isaiah 57:10… You were wearied with the length of your way, but you did not say, “It is hopeless”; you found new life for your strength, and so you were not faint.

Isaiah 57:10… You were wearied with the length of your way, but you did not say, “It is hopeless”; you found new life for your strength, and so you were not faint.

 

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