The Anatomy of Anger <ul><li>“ I’m against that!” </li></ul>
<ul><li>For anger to exist there must be a  standard  and a  judge . </li></ul>
<ul><li>A Standard </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Whenever one of my friends hosts a party, I must be invited.”  ...
Observations About Anger <ul><li>Anger is not intrinsically sinful.  </li></ul>
God the Father  Exhibits Anger. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>11  God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath ev...
Jesus Exhibited Anger. <ul><li>  5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said...
The Holy Spirit  Provoked Anger <ul><li>6 When Saul heard their words, the Spirit of God came upon him in power, and he bu...
God Permits Us  To Be Angry <ul><li>26 Be angry, and yet do not sin. Do not let the sun go down on your anger.  </li></ul>...
Observations About Anger <ul><li>Anger is not intrinsically sinful. </li></ul><ul><li>Anger becomes sinful when it is prov...
 
<ul><li>“ Why am I angry? What standard has been violated?  </li></ul>
<ul><li>6  Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?  </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis...
<ul><li>Standard:  “My response of worship must never be rejected, even if it violates what God has revealed about the nat...
<ul><li>Standard:  “My sense of equality with, or superiority over my brother Abel must never be threatened.” </li></ul><u...
Observations About Anger <ul><li>Anger becomes sinful when expressed in a destructive manner.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>7  “If you  do well , will not  your countenance  be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the...
<ul><li>  8  …And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. </...
Handle Your Anger in a Godly Way  <ul><li>Examine your standard </li></ul><ul><li>Determine to follow Biblical principles ...
Follow Biblical Principles <ul><li>Refuse to exact personal vengeance. (Romans 12:19)  </li></ul>
<ul><li>19  Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath  of God,  for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS ...
Follow Biblical Principles  <ul><li>Refuse to exact personal vengeance. (Romans 12:19) </li></ul><ul><li>Be quick to forgi...
<ul><li>31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  </l...
Follow Biblical Principles  <ul><li>Don’t vent your anger; learn to control it. (Prov. 29:11)  </li></ul>
<ul><li>A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back.  </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 29:11 </li></ul>
<ul><li>The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.  </li></ul><ul><li...
Follow Biblical Principles  <ul><li>Diffuse anger by giving a soft answer. (Proverbs 15:1) </li></ul>
<ul><li>A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 15:1 </li></ul>
<ul><li>To sum up, let all be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kind-hearted and humble in spirit; not returning evil fo...
Follow Biblical Principles  <ul><li>When addressing perceived wrongs follow the following guidelines from Ephesians chapte...
Follow These Guidelines <ul><li>Don’t exaggerate (Eph. 4: 25)  </li></ul><ul><li>25 Therefore,  laying aside falsehood, sp...
Follow These Guidelines <ul><li>Keep Current (Eph. 4:26b)  </li></ul><ul><li>26 Be angry, and  yet  do not sin;  do not le...
Follow These Guidelines <ul><li>Be gracious and edifying in your speech and tone   (Eph. 4:29) </li></ul><ul><li>29 Let  n...
Follow These Guidelines <ul><li>Be sensitive to timing (Eph. 4:29) </li></ul><ul><li>29 Let no unwholesome word proceed fr...
<ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>9  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li>...
 
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Pastor Doug Humphrey
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Dealing With Difficult Emotions (part 1)

  1. 4. The Anatomy of Anger <ul><li>“ I’m against that!” </li></ul>
  2. 5. <ul><li>For anger to exist there must be a standard and a judge . </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>A Standard </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Whenever one of my friends hosts a party, I must be invited.” </li></ul><ul><li>A Judge </li></ul><ul><li>You broke my standard, therefore I must punish you! </li></ul>
  4. 7. Observations About Anger <ul><li>Anger is not intrinsically sinful. </li></ul>
  5. 8. God the Father Exhibits Anger. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>11 God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Psalm 7:11 </li></ul>
  6. 9. Jesus Exhibited Anger. <ul><li>  5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, &quot;Stretch out your hand.&quot; He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 3:5 </li></ul>
  7. 10. The Holy Spirit Provoked Anger <ul><li>6 When Saul heard their words, the Spirit of God came upon him in power, and he burned with anger. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1 Samuel 11:6 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 11. God Permits Us To Be Angry <ul><li>26 Be angry, and yet do not sin. Do not let the sun go down on your anger. </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 4:26 </li></ul>
  9. 12. Observations About Anger <ul><li>Anger is not intrinsically sinful. </li></ul><ul><li>Anger becomes sinful when it is provoked by an non-biblical standard. </li></ul>
  10. 14. <ul><li>“ Why am I angry? What standard has been violated? </li></ul>
  11. 15. <ul><li>6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 4:6 </li></ul>
  12. 16. <ul><li>Standard: “My response of worship must never be rejected, even if it violates what God has revealed about the nature of acceptable worship.” </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Violation of standard: “God rejected my sacrifice, and I’m angry with him about it.” </li></ul>
  13. 17. <ul><li>Standard: “My sense of equality with, or superiority over my brother Abel must never be threatened.” </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Violation of Standard: “Abel’s sacrifice was accepted and mine was rejected. I’ve lost face, and I’m angry about it.” </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  14. 18. Observations About Anger <ul><li>Anger becomes sinful when expressed in a destructive manner. </li></ul>
  15. 19. <ul><li>7 “If you do well , will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 4:7 </li></ul>
  16. 20. <ul><li>  8 …And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 4:8 </li></ul>
  17. 21. Handle Your Anger in a Godly Way <ul><li>Examine your standard </li></ul><ul><li>Determine to follow Biblical principles in the power which God supplies. </li></ul>
  18. 22. Follow Biblical Principles <ul><li>Refuse to exact personal vengeance. (Romans 12:19) </li></ul>
  19. 23. <ul><li>19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 12:19 </li></ul>
  20. 24. Follow Biblical Principles <ul><li>Refuse to exact personal vengeance. (Romans 12:19) </li></ul><ul><li>Be quick to forgive. (Eph. 4:31-32) </li></ul>
  21. 25. <ul><li>31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. </li></ul><ul><li>32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 4:31-32 </li></ul>
  22. 26. Follow Biblical Principles <ul><li>Don’t vent your anger; learn to control it. (Prov. 29:11) </li></ul>
  23. 27. <ul><li>A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 29:11 </li></ul>
  24. 28. <ul><li>The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so abandon the quarrel before it breaks out. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 17:14 </li></ul>
  25. 29. Follow Biblical Principles <ul><li>Diffuse anger by giving a soft answer. (Proverbs 15:1) </li></ul>
  26. 30. <ul><li>A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 15:1 </li></ul>
  27. 31. <ul><li>To sum up, let all be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kind-hearted and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil, or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Peter 3:8 </li></ul>
  28. 32. Follow Biblical Principles <ul><li>When addressing perceived wrongs follow the following guidelines from Ephesians chapter 4. </li></ul>
  29. 33. Follow These Guidelines <ul><li>Don’t exaggerate (Eph. 4: 25) </li></ul><ul><li>25 Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor… </li></ul>
  30. 34. Follow These Guidelines <ul><li>Keep Current (Eph. 4:26b) </li></ul><ul><li>26 Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger , </li></ul>
  31. 35. Follow These Guidelines <ul><li>Be gracious and edifying in your speech and tone (Eph. 4:29) </li></ul><ul><li>29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear . </li></ul>
  32. 36. Follow These Guidelines <ul><li>Be sensitive to timing (Eph. 4:29) </li></ul><ul><li>29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment , so that it will give grace to those who hear. </li></ul>
  33. 37. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 5:9 </li></ul>

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