Anger. Do I get angry sometimes?. Why? In what situations? . How do I usually react? What do I do when I’m angry?. Did my anger ever fix the problem?. Did I ever hurt someone else because of my anger ? How did it feel afterward?. Someone in the Bible who didn’t control their anger…?. Cain.
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Do I get angry sometimes? Why? In what situations? How do I usually react? What do I do when I’m angry? Did my anger ever fix the problem? Did I ever hurt someone else because of my anger ? How did it feel afterward?
What’s wrong with Anger? #1 “A quick-tempered man acts foolishly” (Proverbs 14:17) gets angry easily
#2 “for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” (James 1:20)
Do we notice that the more we get angry, THE MORE THE OTHER PERSON GETS ANGRY? #3 “An angry man stirs up strife, And a furious man abounds in transgression.” (Proverbs 29:22)
What can we do to control our anger? #4 “let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;” (James 1:19) #5 “The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.” (Proverbs 15:28) #6 “Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:7-8)
Ask God to help us… • Renew our mind • Be filled with patience and humility, • How can someone fall if they’re lying on the ground? • Putting others first, we last • Don’t have to get what I want when I want it #7 “pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.” (1 Timothy 6:11)
-Ask Him to help us forgive. #8 “do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.” (Ephesians 4:26-27) #9 “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4: 32)
Use your breaks Sign of the Cross The Jesus Prayer A psalm Prayers/Bible
What about if someone else is getting angry, what do I do? • Don’t get angry back. Don’t yell • Speak with a gentle tone, and use gentle words. • Pray that God fills them with peace. #10 “A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1)
CONCLUSION “put off all these: anger, wrath, malice…” (Colossians 3:8) “put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, …” (Colossians 3:12)
Memory Verse “for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” (James 1:20)
To Practice… • Whenever I get angry this week, remember that my reaction could lead to many sins; hurting others, and God, so before I say something mean or yell, I should remember that. • God doesn’t want us to sin when we get angry, so I should try my best not to, and ask Him for help. • When someone else is angry, don’t yell or get angry. Just keep speaking gently and say soft words. This will help calm their anger. • Don’t make anyone else angry! • Pray that God give fill us with patience and humility and help us overcome our anger.