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“Addressing Anger”

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Sermon Outline

Most of us have a vivid memory that involved someone being angry.

1. Causes of Anger.
2. Classes of Anger.
  1. Righteous

    Matthew 3:7 NKJV But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, ″Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

    John 3:36 NKJV He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.″

    Romans 1:18 NKJV For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

  2. Unrighteous

    Ephesians 4:26-27 NKJV ″Be angry, and do not sin″: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil.

    Galatians 5:20 NKJV idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,

3. Casualties of anger.
What might your anger be costing you?
4. Controlling our anger.
How can we either channel or cancel our anger?
  1. Pause.

    Proverbs 17:27 NKJV He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.

  2. Pray.

    James 1:5 NKJV If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

  3. Obey.

    James 1:19-20 NKJV So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

In Conclusion:
God will provide us with power to overcome when we respond to Him in faith!

Application Questions:
  1. How has your life been negatively impacted by angry people?
  2. Are you an angry person? Do your family/friends agree with you?
  3. What would you say triggers you to get angry most?
  4. What alternatives to pausing, praying, and obeying have you tried without success?
  5. Why is pausing, praying, and obeying a fool proof remedy?