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  • Gal 2:11-14 But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong. (12) When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile Christians, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn't eat with the Gentiles anymore. He was afraid of criticism from these people who insisted on the necessity of circumcision. (13) As a result, other Jewish Christians followed Peter's hypocrisy, and even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. (14) When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, "Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions?
  • Eph 4:15 says we are to speak the truth in love and use our words to build others up, not allow rotten or destructive words to pour from our lips. Unfortunately, this poisonous speech is a common characteristic of fallen man (Romans 3:13-14). Anger becomes sin when it is allowed to boil over without restraint, resulting in a scenario in which hurt is multiplied (Proverbs 29:11), leaving devastation in its wake, often with irreparable consequences. Anger also becomes sin when the angry one refuses to be pacified, holds a grudge, or keeps it all inside (Ephesians 4:26-27). This can cause depression and irritability over little things, often things unrelated to the underlying problem.
  • Eph 4:15 says we are to speak the truth in love and use our words to build others up, not allow rotten or destructive words to pour from our lips. Unfortunately, this poisonous speech is a common characteristic of fallen man (Romans 3:13-14). Anger becomes sin when it is allowed to boil over without restraint, resulting in a scenario in which hurt is multiplied (Proverbs 29:11), leaving devastation in its wake, often with irreparable consequences. Anger also becomes sin when the angry one refuses to be pacified, holds a grudge, or keeps it all inside (Ephesians 4:26-27). This can cause depression and irritability over little things, often things unrelated to the underlying problem.
  • 1) Be honest and speak (Ephesians 4:15, 25). People cannot read our minds. We must speak the truth in love.2) Stay current (Ephesians 4:26-27). We must not allow what is bothering us to build up until we lose control. Dealing with and sharing what is bothering us before it gets to that point is important. 3) Attack the problem, not the person (Ephesians 4:29, 31). Along this line, we must remember the importance of keeping the volume of our voices low (Proverbs 15:1).4) Act, not react (Ephesians 4:31-32). Because of our fallen nature, our first impulse is often a sinful one (v. 31). The time spent in “counting to ten” should be used to reflect upon the godly way to respond (v. 32) and to remind ourselves how anger is to be used to solve problems and not create bigger ones.Eph 4:15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church. Eph 4:25-32 So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. (26) And "don't sin by letting anger control you." Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry, (27) for anger gives a foothold to the devil. (28) If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. (29) Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. (30) And do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, He has identified you as His own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. (31) Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. (32) Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

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  • TheUpand Down Side of
  • Jas 1:19-20
    Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. (20) Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.
  • The Upside of Anger
    Psa 7:11 God is an honest judge. He is angry with the wicked every day.
    Mar 3:5 He looked around at them angrily and was deeply saddened by their hard hearts. Then He said to the man, "Hold out your hand." So the man held out his hand, and it was restored!
  • The Upside of Anger
    Passion, Energy
    Agitated, Boiling
    Anger can be a God-given energy intended to help us solve problems
    Paul and Peter Gal 2:11-14
    Jesus in the Temple John 2:13-18
    Defence of a person or principle not of self.
  • The Downside of Anger
    Jas 1:20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.
    Anger can come from Selfish Motivation
    Anger can distort the truth
    Anger can linger too long
    Anger attacks the person not the problem
  • The Downside of Anger
    Believers - “Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church” Eph 4:15.
    The Fallen - "Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with lies." "Snake venom drips from their lips." (14) "Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness."Rom 3:13-14
  • “Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.” Pro 29:11
    Eph 4:26-27 And "don't sin by letting anger control you." Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry, (27) for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
    The Downside of Anger
  • Overcoming Anger
    Confession
    Pro 28:13 People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
    See God in the test
    Gen 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.
  • Overcoming Anger
    Make Room for God’s Wrath
    Rom 12:19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, "I will take revenge; I will pay them back," says the LORD.
    Practice the opposite spirit
    Pro 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
  • Problem Solving Communication
    Eph 4:15,25-32
    Be Honest and Speak
    Stay Current
    Attack the problem not the person
    Act, not react