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Jesus: Man of Passion  Sorrow: Luke 19:41 “When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it”

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2 Jesus: Man of Passion

3  Sorrow: Luke 19:41 “When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it”

4  Sorrow: John 11:35 “Jesus wept.”

5  Sorrow: Heb 5:7 “In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.”

6  Deeply moved and troubled: John 11:33 “When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled”

7  Deeply moved and troubled: John 12:27 “Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour.”

8  Deeply moved and troubled: John 13:21 “When Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you will betray Me.’”

9  Deeply moved and troubled: Mark 14:33 “And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled.”

10  Fear and Agony: Mark 14:34 “And He said to them, ‘My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch.’”

11  Anger: John 2:15 “And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables”

12  Anxiety (distressed): Luke 12:49-50 “I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled. But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!”

13  Frustration: Mark 8:11-13 “The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him. Sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, ‘Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.’”

14  Frustration: Mark 8:14-21 “And they had forgotten to take bread, and did not have more than one loaf in the boat with them. And He was giving orders to them, saying, ‘Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.’ They began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread. And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, ‘Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart? “HAVING EYES, DO YOU NOT SEE? AND HAVING EARS, DO YOU NOT HEAR?” And do you not remember, when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces you picked up?’ They said to Him, ‘Twelve.’ ‘When I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?’ And they said to Him, ‘Seven.’ And He was saying to them, ‘Do you not yet understand?’”

15  Frustration: Luke 9:40-41 “‘I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not.’ And Jesus answered and said, ‘You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.’”

16  Zeal: John 2:17 “His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME.’”

17  Gladness, rejoicing, joy, gratitude John 11:15 “and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him.”

18  Gladness, rejoicing, joy, gratitude: John 15:11 “These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.”

19  Gladness, rejoicing, joy, gratitude: Luke 10:21 “At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, ‘I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well- pleasing in Your sight.’”

20  Affection (love): Mark 10:21 “Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, ‘One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.’”

21  Affection (love): John 11:3 “So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, ‘Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick’….36 So the Jews were saying, ‘See how He loved him!’”

22  Affection (love):  Cf. “The disciple whom Jesus loved” (Jn 21.7,20)

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24 EEnglish “emotion” from Latin emovere = “to stir up” CCf: “motion,” “move,” “motor,” “mobile,” “motivate:” AA motor moves or motivates the auto- mobile, putting it into motion

25 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: AAnger moves us to act in justice (or sometimes in vengeance)

26 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: HHatred for sin moves us to avoid sin

27 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: FFear moves us to get right with God, or to obey his law

28 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: GGrief moves us to seek God’s comfort

29 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: JJealousy moves us to protect that which is ours 2 Cor 11:2-3 “For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.”

30 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: LLoneliness moves us to seek companionship

31 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: GGuilt moves us to seek forgiveness

32 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: RRegret, remorse, sorrow, and shame move us to repent 2 Cor 7:10 “For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.”

33  If the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train:  Regret, remorse, sorrow, and shame move us to repent 2 Thess 3:14 “If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame.”

34 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: WWorry or concern moves us to plan an work for our future

35 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: DDesire moves us seek fulfillment of that desire

36 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: AAwe moves us to sing praises to God and to glorify him

37 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: PPassion and zeal move us to action

38 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: EEmpathy and compassion move us to act in mercy

39 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: JJoy moves us to express our gratitude

40 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: GGratitude moves us to love God 1 John 4:19 “We love, because He first loved us.”

41 IIf the knowledge keeps us on track, emotions drive the train: LLove moves us to act kindly or in the interest of others

42  God elicits emotions via knowledge

43  Our actions must be guided by knowledge of truth Rom 10:2 “For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.”

44 OOur actions must be guided by knowledge of truth BBut knowledge without feeling = “Empty formalism” “Ritualism” “Legalism” 2 Cor 5:13 “For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.”

45  Our actions must be guided by knowledge of truth  But knowledge without feeling = “Empty formalism” “Ritualism” “Legalism” 1 Cor 9:16-17 “For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel. For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.”

46 OOur actions must be guided by knowledge of truth RReligion without passion = apathy ▪G▪Greek for “passion” = patheia ▪a▪apatheia (apathy) = no passion

47 Eph 5:18 “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord”

48 Heb 10:24-25 “and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near”


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