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Learning what causes anger, what it is and how to deal with it in a godly manner.

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  1. 1. Anger The Animal Inside
  2. 2. Anger
  3. 3. walking in the wilderness cold and alone my body warming up as I search for my kill tiptoeing carefully arching down I see what I been looking for
  4. 4. no worries no second thoughts I jump onto my prey savagely ripping it apart no goodbye no last words blood in my mouth I walk away realizing I'm not hungry anymore
  5. 5. Visualizing Anger • How does the author of this poem visualize anger? • How do you visualize anger? • What is anger? • What causes us to lash out at others?
  6. 6. Lashing Out • We are creatures of instinct • We have a selfish nature • We protect what we have a “right” to • We have an innate hunger inside • That hunger is a persistent pain • That hunger cannot be filled by us
  7. 7. Satisfy the Hunger • Jesus is... • The Bread of Life • John 6:35 I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
  8. 8. Satisfy the Hungry • Jesus is... • Living Water • John 4:13-14 Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
  9. 9. Satisfy the Hunger • Jesus is... • Poured Wine • John 4:13-14 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God.
  10. 10. We Are Spiritual Beings Our Hunger Is Spiritual
  11. 11. In Anger Wrong? • Anger is an feeling • We get angry sometimes • We are made in God’s image • God gets angry too • What do we do with that feeling is what makes the difference
  12. 12. God’s Anger Exodus 32:9-10 And the LORD said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people. Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them, and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation”
  13. 13. God’s Anger Exodus 15:7 In the greatness of your majesty you threw down those who opposed you. You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble. Job 4:9 At the breath of God they are destroyed; at the blast of his anger they perish. Job 9:5 He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger
  14. 14. Anger From Others 2 Samuel 12:1-3 There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.
  15. 15. Anger From Others 2 Samuel 12:4-5 Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him. David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die! He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”
  16. 16. We Are Spiritual Beings We Are Capable of Control
  17. 17. Anger Control: Patience • Proverbs 14:29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. • Proverbs 15:18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. • Proverbs 16:32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. • James 1:19 Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak
  18. 18. Control Anger: Forgive • Ephesians 4:26-27 In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. • Ephesians 4:31-32 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.
  19. 19. Control Anger: Wisdom • Proverbs 19:11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. • Colossians 3:2,7-8 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
  20. 20. Control Anger: Peace • Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. • Romans 14:19 Let us make every effort to do what leads to peace and mutual edification. • Hebrews 12:14-15 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
  21. 21. We Are Spiritual Beings We Can Overcome Instinct
  22. 22. We Are Spiritual Beings We Can Win With Love