Anxiety is one of the least discussed yet most dreaded of stresses among Christians and non-believers. It communicates a lack of confidence and faith, and most of us have a hard time admitting that struggle. Yet, God’s Word often addresses the reality of anxiety, worry, and care (the same word in the original Greek of Matthew 6:25-34, Luke 8:14 and 21:34, 1 Corinthians 7:32-34, 2 Corinthians 11:28, Philippians 2:20 and 4:6, 1 Peter 5:7, etc.). Why? It’s a common struggle.
The video below is an introduction to the next several videos in our series. God willing, over the next four Wednesdays, we will be exercising biblical theologies of joy, grief, anger, and fear: when and why followers of Jesus should feel glad, sad, mad, and bad. We began looking briefly as our emotions in the earlier video, “Exercising Mindfulness in Christ: Understanding Bad, Mad, Sad, and Glad.”
If you’re not sure what ‘mindfulness in Christ’ means, I recommend starting with Exercising Mindfulness in Christ: some Why’s and How’s”. In that video, I try to anticipate and answer several questions, but we only begin to touch on the central issue of emotions as our God-given but short-circuited alarm system.
If you’re interested in starting your own group Bible study and fellowship using physical exercise, check out the introductory video, “How to use Physical Exercise for Small Group Bible study and Fellowship: 1 Goal, 2 Tools, and 3 Questions in 4 Venues“, and “12 Tips to Set-up for W.A.I.T. Training”.
The W.A.I.T. Training program is designed for broad use through with a variety of supports: training videos, devotional thoughts, Christian music videos, 8×10 color posters, free t-shirt designs, and more can be used for your personal devotions or small group Bible studies. The downloadable PDF below suggests Scriptures on all 24 principles of W.A.I.T. Training by truths, commands, and promises (TPCs in the PDF below).
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