Sep. 11, 2022
What if I’m Mad?
September 10 & 11, 2022
Primary Text: James 1:19-20
Previous Teaching: What if I Live?
1) To Live is Christ!
Philippians 1:20-21: I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.John 10:10 (NASB): The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
DQ 1) What does it mean to live?
DQ 2) Define abundant life.
2) The Greatness of Knowing
Philippians 3:7-8: But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.
DQ 3) What does it mean to know Christ?
DQ 4) How does an individual increase in knowledge of Christ?
This Week’s Teaching
1) The Anger of the Lord
Judges 2:10-13: After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals. They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They provoked the LORD to anger because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.
Psalm 103:8: The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
DQ 1) How often do the Scriptures mention the anger of the Lord and
His wrath?DQ 2) What primarily provokes God to anger? _______________________________________________________________________________________
2) The Actions of Fools
Proverbs 14:16-17: A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
Proverbs 29:11: A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
Proverbs 29:22: An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.
DQ 3) What are causes of anger?
DQ 4) Why is it usually wrong to fully vent one’s anger?
3) Anger Without Sin
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.
James 1:19-20: My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
Proverbs 15:18: A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
DQ 5) What tends to happen when people foolishly act in anger?
4) Wisdom in Action
Proverbs 15:1: A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 22:24-25: Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
Proverbs 19:11: A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
DQ 6) How do gentle, kind words defuse anger?
DQ 7) Do you exercise wisdom with regard to anger?