DEFEATING ANGER

DEFEATING ANGER

 

# 1 People both in business and at home are concerned about anger issues which have hindered relationships. Leaders would like to know the solutions to solve anger issues.  This presentation will address these issues giving answers from scripture.  Let’s look at six steps of overcoming anger:

  1. Face the real issues
  2. Deal with your anger
  3. Die to self; live by Jesus
  4. Break the stronghold of anger
  5. Replace anger with acts of kindness
  6. Fully deal with each day’s anger

 

 

 # 2  Six Steps to Overcoming Anger:

 

  1. Face the real issues (Galatians 5:13-26)

 

13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusted against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envying’s, murders, drunkenness, ravelings, and such like: of the I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

 

  • Can you admit to having a spirit of anger?
  • Do you really want to live as God desires?
  • Do you want self-control?
  • Do you want to love one another?
  • Do you have a pride problem?

 

# 3 Six Steps to Overcoming Anger:

 

Step 2. Deal with your anger

 

(James 1:19-20)  

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

 

  • Confess past anger
  • Repent from present anger
  • Unresolved anger is always bad. You must not tolerate it.

                    

# 4 Six Steps to Overcoming Anger:

 

Step 3. Die to self; live by Jesus (Galatians 2:20)

20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

# 5 Six Steps to Overcoming Anger:

 

Step 4. Break the stronghold of anger (2 Corinthians 10:3-7)

 

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5 Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? if any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.

 

A stronghold is some hidden sin from our lives that we have given up hope on overcoming.

 

# 6 Common lies minimize the problem of anger.

·         “He deserves it.”

·         “I was so hurt by him. I need to get back.”

·         “I can’t help it.”

·         “I was always that way.”

·         “My parents were that way.”

 

# 7 Six Steps to Overcoming Anger:

 

Step 5. Replace anger with acts of kindness (Ephesians 4:31-32)

 

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

 

Anger must go, but I will replace it with fruits of love.

 

# 8 Six Steps to Overcoming Anger:

 

Step 6. Fully deal with each day’s anger (Ephesians 4:26)

26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

 

 Make sure before you go to bed, you deal with your anger.

 

 # 9  Verses Warning us About Anger

         (Psalm 37:8)Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret-it leads only to evil.

         (Proverbs 12:16) A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

         (Proverbs 12:18) Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

         (Proverbs 14:16) A wise man fears the Lord and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless

         (Proverbs 14:17) A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.

         (Proverbs 14:29)A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.

         (Proverbs 15:1) A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

         (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.

         (Proverbs 17:27)A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.

         (Proverbs 20:3)It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.

         (Proverbs 20:22)Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.

         (Proverbs 25:28)Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.

         (Proverbs 29:8)Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.

         (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.

         (Matthew 5:21-24)You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, "Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment." But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment ... first go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.

         (Romans 12:21)Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

         (1 Corinthians 13:4-5)Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs.

         (Galatians 5:19-20)The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, and factions.

         (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.

 

 

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