INTRODUCTION:

  1. LET’S DO A “1” MINUTE EXERCISE:
    1. 1.Using the word ANGER—close your eyes: (NOW and think about anger):
      1. (a)What did you say to yourself?
      2. (b)What did you feel?
      3. (c)What did you remember?
  2. 2.When was the last time you were angry?
    1. (a)Today? (b) Yesterday? (c) Last Week? (d) Last Month?
  3. OUR NATION IS IN AN ANGER…RAGE MODE:
    1. 1.Riots in Minneapolis…
    2. 2.Rage in grocery stores (corona virus, etc.)
    3. 3.Pushing and shouting in line post office, etc.
    4. 4.Driving madness: cutting off, failure to stop.
    5. 5.Family, domestic violence on rise.
  4. “ANYONE WHO CAN ANGER YOU HAS CONTROL OVER YOU” (Stoic)
    1. 1.Anger is an emotion created by a choice of thoughts (Prov. 23:7).
    2. 2.“We make ourselves angry” by responding to others.
  5. LOT OF INTEREST IN ANGER:
    1. 1.Anger: (Google… 69,400,000
    2. 2.Anger management: … 1,010,000
    3. 3.Bible and Anger: … 21,600,000

 

I.BIBLE AND ANGER:

A. Passages from:

       1. Proverbs 14:29; 15:1, 18; 16:32; 29:20.

       2. James 1:19, 20.

       3. Ephesians 4:26-31, 5:1 (20 Observations.)

       4. Psalm 7:11; 78:48 (God’s anger).

       5. Genesis 4:5, Cain killed his brother.

 

B. 8 BASIC TYPES OF ANGER (7 from PSYCHOLOGY):

     1. Passive Aggressive (indirect, subtle insults, insinuations).

     2. Explosive Outburst (Sudden loss of control, “hot tempered”).

     3. Harden Anger (Stuck in quicksand, chip on shoulder, can’t forgive).

     4. Vengeful anger (Get back at person, even after years).

     5. Chronic Anger (Will not let go, continual episodes, DSM mental illness, 2 month or more).

     6. Incidental Anger (Not all negative, God allows emotional, motivated to deal with.)

     7. Empathic Anger (On behalf of a wrong committed against another, arouses sense of caring).

     8. God approved: “Be angry and sin not, don’t let sun go down on wrath.”

C. HOW TO EMPTY YOUR ANGER BANK…PREVENT MAKING DEPOSITS—close the account!

     1. Starts with an event: (Anger Thermometer).

           (a) May be a mental trigger of a memory….Thought fixation.

           (b) May be something you see….media, home, neighborhood.

           (c) May be a perceived violation of your “rights” (Traffic).

           (d) May be a continual occurrence: home, work, school, etc.

     2. Recognizing triggers:

           (a) Know from past experience…button will trigger.

           (b) Face starts getting warm.

           (c) Heart rate increases.

           (d) Sweaty palms, face, body.

           (e) Raising of voice, cursing, yelling.

           (f) Start throwing things, threating.

           (g) Rush, stomp out, and kick stuff.

       3. Start by admitting your worse anger issue:

           (a) Confess it to God and to persons it affects.

           (b) Study and meditate on Scriptures.

           (c) Develop a plan to stay cool…count to 10, 100, etc.

           (d) Do all you can to AVOID situation—eyes always open.