Renovating the Heart of Kingdom Leaders - Part 2

Binding the Strong Man

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It can be surprisingly difficult to manage our own emotions. So many people respond by either giving in to their emotions or ignoring them entirely. Gary Wilkerson and Dr. Mark Mayfield look to one of Jesus’ parables to show that there is a better way.

DISCLAIMER: The advice discussed in this podcast episode is not a replacement for professional counseling.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • Every Christian, whether they like it or not, is born into a battle in which God is training us how to fight our spiritual enemies.

  • Charles Spurgeon said that Christ “is always to be found in the thickest part of the battle. When the wind blows cold he always takes the bleak side of the hill.”

  • Christ is not merely a sympathetic brother but is in the trenches with us in every battle.

  • We must be aware when and where the enemy is attacking and fight him there. We must not cower from the fight.

  • Emotions are like an indicator light on the dashboard of your car pointing to a deeper issue that if ignored will only make things worse.

  • Satan doesn’t usually attack our weaknesses, but our strength, beauty, and glory.

  • The Kingdom of God is both here now and yet to come.

  • Jesus came to destroy the works of the Devil.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Isaiah 61:1–3; Matthew 12:27–29; 1 John 3:8

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

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About Dr. Mark Mayfield 

Dr. Mayfield is a former pastor, a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a board-certified counselor, and founder and CEO of Mayfield Counseling Centers.

He has more than 14 years of professional counseling experience in clinical, judicial, and faith-based counseling settings across a wide range of patient demographics. Mayfield has professional experience in treating and addressing anxiety, depression, and PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, self-injury, and suicide. He is passionate about the integration of faith and mental health.

Dr. Mayfield recently launched his book, titled “HELP! My Teen is Self-Injuring: A Crisis Manual for Parents”  which addresses his own suicide survival story, self-injury, and how to help your child who might be going through this. His second book “The Path Out of Loneliness: Finding and Fostering Connection to God, Ourselves, and One Another”, published through NavPress/Tyndale House, released September 2021.

He has been featured in prominent media outlets including Woman’s Day, Hello Giggles, NBC, Reader’s Digest, Byrdie, and more. Dr. Mayfield is on a list of mental health professionals that was invited to the White House in December 2019 and has had periodic calls with the White House to discuss mental health in America.

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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