Anger 19 Jul

(Message 5) Are you an angry person? If not, you can probably identify someone with a temper or a short fuse. How do we move beyond anger and keep it from controlling our lives? Join us as we look at the roots of some of the anger we experience and learn how to get rid of the smooth criminal of anger. #GCSmoothCriminal

Anger:

  • gives a foothold to the devil
  • controls us

 

How Can We Get Rid of the Smooth Criminal of Anger?

  1. Establish a life with Jesus
  2. Identify a painful season of life, consider who has hurt you or how you have hurt yourself

 

Misconceptions
 About Forgiving:

  1. You’re Trusting
  2. You’re Forgetting
  3. You’re Weak

 

The Truth About Forgiving:

  1. Overcoming
  2. Recategorizing
  3. Strong (self-control)

 

Forgiveness Comes By Changing Our Heart:

  1. Is there someone you need to forgive?
  2. Do you need to forgive yourself?
  3. The longer we hold out the more we destroy our hearts.

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  1. Read, reflect, and discuss each of these passages individually.
    • Ephesians 4:17-24
    • Ephesians 4:26-30
    • John 3:16-17
  1. As you reflect on these passages as a whole, what stands out the most to you? Why?
  1. As you reflect on the message, what one principle or insight stands out as being particularly
    • helpful?
    • insightful?
    • difficult to grasp?
    • challenging?
  1. What do the passages and the message teach you about God? What do they teach you about yourself?
  1. How could the next week be different if you incorporated these truths into your life?
  1. If time allows read, and discuss this article on the 2nd page from gotquestions.org “What does the Bible mean when it says in your anger do not sin (Ephesians 4:26)?”

Speaker

Shawn Haws

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