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God created our emotions because he doesn't want us to be robots!

Key Points:

  • Feelings are good because God invented them!
  • Even the “bad” feelings can still be good for us. Anger can encourage us to stand up against wrongdoings. Fear can help us to avoid dangerous situations.
  • Feelings can hurt us if we’re not careful. We have to keep them in check. Try the STOPLIGHT method: make sure to always STOP, THINK, then ACT.

Memory Verse:

Proverbs 29:11 Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.

See Also: Anger, Choices, Emotions

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. What makes you really happy? How do you act when you’re happy? What makes you angry? How do you typically act when you’re angry?
  3. Why do you think God gave us feelings?
  4. How can feelings hurt you or someone else?
  5. Think about the Stoplight 1-2-3. How can each of those steps help you the next time you have strong feelings toward someone or something?
  6. Read Psalm 141:3-4. How can God help us to control what we say? What things do we need to avoid?
  7. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?

This is part 1 of 4 in the How Stuff Works series.