February 16, 2020 – Pastor Ryan Emmons
Based on the book/study by Peter Scazzero

Hebrews 5:11-6:1 ; Revelation 3:1-3

希 伯 來 書 5:11-6:1 ; 啟 示 錄 3:1-3

Symptoms of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality:

1. Using God to run from God
2. Ignoring anger, sadness, and fear
3. Dying to the wrong things
4. Denying the impact of the past on the present
5. Dividing life into “secular” and “sacred” components
6. Doing for God instead of being with God
7. Spiritualizing away conflict
8. Covering over brokenness, weakness, and failure
9. Living without limits
10. Judging other people’s spiritual journey



Emotionally Healthy Spirituality coverFrom February 16 to April 5, Pastor Ryan preached a sermon series based on Peter Scazzero’s book “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality”.

Topics included:

  • The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality
  • Know Yourself that You May Know God
  • Going Back in Order to Go Forward
  • Journey Through the Wall (letting go of power and control)
  • Enlarge Your Soul Through Grief an dLoss
  • Discover the Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath
  • Grow into an Emotionally Mature Adult
  • Develop a “Rule of Life”

From the book jacket:

Peter Scazzero learned the hard way: you can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Though Scazzero was an experienced pastor of a growing church, his life and faith remained emotionally unhealthy. Like so many in the church, he routinely:

  • avoided healthy conflict in the name of keeping the peace
  • ignored and suppressed emotions
  • used work for God as an excuse to run from God
  • lived without limits

In this bestselling book, Scazzero outlines the top ten symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. He then unpacks core biblical principles to guide you into an experience of lasting, beneath-the-surface transformation in your relationship with Christ.




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February 9, 2020   ~ Pastor Ryan Emmons

Psalm 112 ; Matthew 5:17-20

詩 篇 112 ; 馬 太 福 音 5:17-20

“How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in
obeying his   commands.”                      Psalm 112:1 (NLT)
“  你 们 要 赞 美 耶 和 华 ! 敬 畏 耶 和 华 , 甚 喜 爱 他 命 令 的 ,
这 人 便 为 有 福 ! ”                              ~ 詩 篇 112:1 (CUVS)


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February 2, 2020   ~ Pastor Ryan Emmons

1 Corinthians 1:18-31 ; Psalm 15:1-5

歌 林 多 前 書 1:18-31 ; 詩 篇 15

“Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy,
and he freed us   from sin.”        ~ 1 Corinthians 1:30b (NLT)
“ 神 又 使 他 成 为 我 们 的 智 慧 、 公 义 、 圣 洁 、 救 赎 。 ”
~ 歌 林 多 前 書 1:30b (CUVS)

Photo by Giorgio Travato on Unsplash

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January 19, 2020   ~ Pastor Ryan Emmons

Isaiah 9:1-4 ; Matthew 4:12-23

以 賽 亞 書 9:1-4 ; 馬 太 福 音 4:12-23

“Repent of your sins and turn to God,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”
~ Jesus, in Matthew 4:17 (NLT)
“天 国 近 了 , 你 们 应 当 悔 改 ! ”
~ 馬 太 福 音 4:17 (CUVS)

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January 19, 2020   ~ Pastor Ryan Emmons

This sermon began with the playing of the song “40”, by U2:


Hebrews 10:4-10Psalm 40:1-9

希 伯 來 書 10:4-10 ; 詩 篇 40:1-9

“He has given me a new song to sing,
a hymn of praise to our God.”
~ Psalm 40:3a (NLT)
“他 使 我 口 唱 新 歌 ,
就 是 赞 美 我 们 神 的 话 。”
~ 詩 篇 40:3a (CUVS)

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January 12, 2020 – Pastor Ryan Emmons

Isaiah 42:1-9 ; Matthew 3:13-17

以 賽 亞 書 42:1-9 ; 馬 太 福 音 3:13-17

“This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”
~ Matthew 3:17 (NLT)
“从 天 上 有 声 音 说 : 这 是 我 的 爱 子 , 我 所 喜 悦 的 。”
~ 馬 太 福 音 3:17 (CUVS)

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January 5, 2020 – Pastor Ryan Emmons

1 Peter 3:13-17 ; Colossians 4:2-6

彼 得 前 書 3:13-17 ; 歌 羅 西 書 4:2-6

“Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.”                                      ~ Colossians 4:6  (NLT)
你 们 的 言 语 要 常 常 带 着 和 气 , 好 像 用 盐 调 和 , 就 可 知 道 该 怎 样 回 答 各 人 。                                                                                    ~ 歌 羅 西 書4:6 (CUVS)

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December 29, 2019 – Pastor Ryan Emmons

Isaiah 11:1-5 ; Luke 2:41-52

以 賽 亞 書 11:1-5 ; 路 加 福 音 2:41-52

“Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?”  – Jesus, age 12
~ Luke 2:49b (NLT)
“岂 不 知 我 应 当 在 我 父 的 家 里 麽 ) ?”           ~ 路 加 福 音 2:49b (CUVS)

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