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Letís do something uncomfortable: examine our hearts. Letís search them for anger and its sources. Based upon the article by author Garret Keizer and many biblical passages, this study will help us do thisóif we let it.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Joel 2:12-14; Nahum 1:2-3a; Matthew 5:21-24; James 1:19-20; Mark 11:15-16
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: God is slow to anger.
Teaching point two: Not just murder, but the anger that leads to such must be rooted out of the life of the Christian.
Teaching point three: Acting out our anger can lead to destructive activity rather than Godís righteousness.
Teaching point four: There is a legitimate place for righteous indignation, but it needs to be expressed with wise, spiritual discernment.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM BOOKS AND CULTURE
The Enigma of Anger, by Garret Keizer (September/October 2002, p. 8)
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