Sun, May 13, 2018

Keeping the Peace

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I. Anger is a universal human emotion.

II. Living this new life

A. Speak the truth.

B. To whom? Your neighbor.

C. Why?

D. So what?

If you have an issue go to the person.
Talk to people not about them.
Treat people as precious not disposable.

III. What should I do?

A. Be angry?

B. But do not sin.

C. Keep short accounts; do not let your anger fester.

D. Why? Because it invites the enemy in.

E. So how should I live?

Let your anger go.
Don’t let it grow.
Shut the door; don’t invite the enemy in.

Discussion Questions:

1) What is the earliest memory you have being angry? How do you experience anger? Are you more like a fire cracker or a slow burn?

2) If the Gospel changes everything, then why do Christians get mad? Why would anger be an ongoing reality in the life of believers?

3) Is anger by itself sinful?

4) What obligation do Christians have to other Christians with regard to addressing offenses or disagreements?

5) What does it mean to you practically to not let the sun go down on your anger?

6) How would letting anger grow in ones heart create an opportunity for Satan to work?

7) Do you believe there is a real spiritual battle going on around us that our actions impact?

8) What person do you need to talk to about any unresolved issue? If there is someone, when will you talk to them? Today?

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