He Is Part 3: Slow to Anger
Message Summary: Anger is not a sin. Whatever follows that emotion can become a sin.
Anger is a secondary emotion. When you feel anger, it’s usually because you feel something else first. When we are slow to anger, we are able to take a chance to find the root emotion.
|fueled by injustice
aims to heal
anger for someone
|fueled by insecurity
aims to hurt
anger toward someone
Flip tables not people.
1. Are you more quick to anger or slow to anger? Do you know the primary emotion driving your anger?
2. What are some examples of righteous anger in your life right now?
3. Talk about some ways to help you become slow to anger and quick to listen.
4. Out of all of the characteristics of God we’ve talked about (compassionate, faithful, slow to anger), which do you believe is the strongest characteristic residing in you?
5. Which do you struggle with most?
James 1:19 NIV –Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.
Open up in your group about real struggles you might be having with anger. Allow your group members to pray for you to release any unrighteous anger keeping you in bondage. Ask God to give you the righteous anger he has, and allow yourself to release any anger that is rooted by something else. Let this be powerful time with your group.