SPring Cleaning Part 8 “AVOIDING ANGER”
Let’s think about anger in relation to a ______________.
The real damage is not done by _______________ the top but by the _______________ lava and __________________ ash.
In anger, it is often the _____________ we say and the ____________ we take after we blow our top that are most __________________.
What causes anger?
Anger is most often caused by a __________________ of factors.
Three factors that often contribute to anger are
____________ ____________ _______________
Think of the last few times you were angry…..were any of these factors present?
Is anger ever OK?
For us, it is ________________ to be angry and not sin but not very _________________.
We have many ________________ about anger in the Bible.
Ecclesiastes 7:9, Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
Proverbs 19:9, A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.
Proverbs 25:28, Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.
Galatians 5:19-20, 19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
Are there verses in the Bible which ________________ anger?
Listening and Doing
19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
Ephesians 4,:26 31
26 “In your anger do not sin”[d]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
We should focus more on __________________ anger rather than _________________ anger.
______________ management is like ___________ management.
As usual, we can learn from ______________.
Jesus Heals on the Sabbath
3 Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. 2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.”
4 Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.
5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.
In an “anger potential” situation, I will….
1. See each event in my life as a God-given ___________________.
_______________ situations are a way to show ______________ presence.
2. Focus on the needs of ______________.
People who ____________ us often need our __________.
Love for Enemies
27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
Are these _____________ to _____________ or ____________ to ______________?