Message Series Group Discussion



Lose the Anger; 8.6.23

Main Idea/Summary
Lose the Anger and Be Unoffendable

Ephesians 4:26-27, 31 Matthew 5:21-22 James 1:19-20 John 214-17 Proverbs 10:12; 12:16; 14:16, 17, 29; 15:18; 19:11, 19; 22:24; 25:28; 29:11


About God
What stuck out to you from this sermon? What does it tell you about God? Read James 1:19-20 slowly and out loud three times. What does this tell you about the righteousness that God desires for you?

About Me
We have all been wounded by anger. Can you think of a few times when someone has hurt you with their unchecked anger? What are some things that make you angry (grumpy, upset, mad...)?

Who in your community could help you recognize your anger in a helpful way?

It is not hard to see that our culture is more accepting of anger. Who or what group of people do you see as growing in anger? Name a few practical ways you can love them in the name of Jesus.

Memorize the passage from James and/or several of the verses from Proverbs this week. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you as you go through the week about where your anger may be unchecked. Ask God to take your anger from you when it comes up, maybe using the prayer "Jesus you are slow to anger and abounding in love, make me like you."

Jesus, you chose to reject anger towards a humanity that rebells against you and you chose to love deeply instead. Make us like you through your Holy Spirit. We cannot give our anger to you, we need you to take it from us. Work in us the righteousness that you desire so that we can living like you in the world. Amen.

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