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Anger Management

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“It’s been said, “Either you learn to control our anger or it will control you.”


Sermon Title: ANGER MANAGEMENT


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PROVERBS 16:32 ESV


32 Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.


GENESIS 4:3-7 ESV


3 In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground,4 and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering,5 but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell.6 The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”


“It’s been said, “Either you learn to control our anger or it will control you.”


PROVERBS 16:32 ESV


32 Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.


slow to anger


literally means “a person who is long in the nose”


LESSON 1. ANGER IS A NATURAL HUMAN EMOTION.


GENESIS 4:3-5 ESV


3 In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground, 4 and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering,5 but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell.


EPHESIANS 4:26-27 ESV


26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil.


EXODUS 34:6 ESV


6 The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness


“First, righteous anger arises from an accurate perception of true evil – that is, as a violation of God’s moral law. It focuses on God and His will, not on me and my will. Second, righteous anger is always self-controlled. It never causes one to lose his temper or retaliate in some vengeful way.” – Jerry Bridges (Respectable Sins)


“Most of our anger is a lot of man and very little God and does nobody any good and brings no glory to God.” — John Piper


LESSON 2. ANGER TELLS US SOMETHING IS WRONG.


“Oftentimes when we’re mad, it actually means that something is wrong with us.”


GENESIS 4:6 ESV


6 The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?


PROVERBS 14:29 ESV


29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.


“One root cause of anger is when things don’t go our way.”


– We are angry because we’re hurt.


– We get angry is because of fear.


MARK 4:40 ESV


40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”


“We need to realize that no one causes us to be angry.”


LESSON 3. ANGER PRESENTS US WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THE RIGHT THING.


GENESIS 4:6-7 ESV


6 The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”


1. Choose to trust in God’s sovereignty.”


PROVERBS 21:1 ESV


1 The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.


JAMES 1:20 ESV


20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires.


2. Choose the way of wisdom.


JAMES 1:19 ESV


19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;


PROVERBS 29:11 NIV


11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.


ECCLESIASTES 7:9 ESV


9 Be not quick in your spirit to become ang