1. Not all anger is sin
Ephesians 4: 25, 26 So stop telling lies let us tell our neighbors the truth for we are all parts of the same body and don’t sin by letting anger control you
We are not called to ignore all that is going on around us, yet we have to be careful how we confront problems.
Acts 17: 16 Paul was deeply troubled by all the idols he saw everywhere in the city.
Jesus became angry, but never over something done to Him
- Lack of faith in God from disciples
- Lack of awe for the house of God and driving out the money changers
- How people treated others
2. Satanic footholds
Ephesians 4: 26, 27 Don’t let the sun go down on your anger for anger gives a foothold tot he devil.
Galatians 5: 20 lists the works of the flesh. Look at how many have to deal with anger.
Vs 21 Such will not inherit eternal life.
James 2: 13 There will be no mercy for those who show no mercy to others.
3. Anger born in the flesh
- Personal disappointments
- Irritated nerves
- Disturbances to our own world
- Guilty consciences
- Disillusioned with another person
1 Corinthians 13: 5 Keeps no record of wrong. (embedded in our memory)
4. The cleaning
James 2: 13 There will be no mercy for those who show no mercy to others. BUT if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when He judges you.
2 Corinthians 1: 4 he comforts us in all our troubles sot hat we can comfort others…Even when we are weighed down with troubles it is for your comfort.
5. Holy Spirit comforter
1. Irritations allow us to experience comfort.
2 Corinthians 1: 5 for the more we suffer for Christ the more God will shower us with His comfort.
2. Irritations expose the heart
3. Empty out heart by confessing it to Jesus.
Psalm 4: 4 Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.
Key Point: Peace displaces memories