#14: The Pursuit of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

April 16, 2023
Pastor Kenneth Price
Pastor Bryan Tema

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is a book by Pete Scazzero. The operating thesis is that emotional health and spiritual maturity are inseparable. It is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Ignoring our emotions is turning our back on reality. Listening to our emotions ushers us into reality. And reality is where we meet God. Join us as we discuss the topics presented in this book and how digging into them helps us to draw nearer to Christ.

Moments To Remember

  • "We are all being formed by the image of something, and our desire is to be formed into the image of Jesus." -Kenneth Price
  • "It's not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature." -Kenneth Price
  • "Our emotions are the language of our soul. God created our emotions, and when we are not listening to them we miss out on a very important part of who God is and how He has wired us." -Kenneth Price
  • "It's time for the church to wake up and to deal with the emotions we are walking through so we can be fully formed, mature followers of Christ." -Kenneth Price
  • "Unfortunately many times in the church we only focus on the spiritual side [of ourselves] and it reinforces us compartmentalizing our faith." -Bryan Tema
  • "God is so glorified whenever we bring anything that is standing between me and Him to Him and offer that to Him as a sacrifice." -Kenneth Price
  • "The more I get into this, the more I am exposed to my own weaknesses. You can either shut that out or you can address that, and we have to have the humility of the Holy Spirit to address these things and be vulnerable... ...and you can only do this with emotional health." -Bryan Tema
  • "I had to pray and say "Lord, what tables need to be overturned in my life? What are those areas that because of your love for me you want to overturn?" -Bryan Tema
  • "We have feared men over God, and we cannot, as leaders in the church, do this." -Bryan Tema



  • "O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works my soul knows it very well. -Psalm 139:1-2, 13-14
  • Matthew 12:12-17


  • "Self-awareness is on the endangered species list in our culture." -Rob Cook
  • "We need to be with God before doing for God so that our doing for God overflows from our being with God." -Peter Scazzero



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