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Main Entry: 1an·ger 📷 Pronunciation: 📷a📷-g📷r Function: noun : a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of opposition toward someone or something synonyms ANGER, RAGE, FURY, WRATH mean an intense emotional state caused by displeasure. ANGER is a broad term that applies to various levels of emotion that may or may not be shown <kept her anger inside herself>. RAGE suggests loss of self-control from great anger <screaming with rage>. FURY suggests destructive rage that comes close to madness <in their fury they smashed all the dishes>. WRATH suggests a desire to gain revenge or to punish <in his wrath the king ordered the rebels to be banished>.

Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.

Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.

17Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.

INTRODUCTION. The words wrath and anger are closely related in meaning.

WHAT IS ANGER, LET’S LOOK AT SCRIPTURE.

1. Anger is a work of the flesh; tells us:

19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division

19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division,
20idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division,

2. Anger is a messenger of death;

The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise will try to appease it.
14 The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise will try to appease it.

3. Anger is a sin that is hated by God;

This is what the Lord says: “The people of Edom have sinned again and again, and I will not let them go unpunished! They chased down their relatives, the Israelites, with swords, showing them no mercy. In their rage, they slashed them continually and were unrelenting in their anger.

11This is what the Lord says: “The people of Edom have sinned again and again, and I will not let them go unpunished! They chased down their relatives, the Israelites, with swords, showing them no mercy. In their rage, they slashed them continually and were unrelenting in their anger.

So.......WHERE DOES ANGER COME?

1. It comes through grievous words;

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

1A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

2. It comes through jealousy;

tells us: For the woman’s jealous husband will be furious, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

34For the woman’s jealous husband will be furious, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

WHEN DOES ANGER BEGIN?

III. WHEN DOES ANGER BEGIN?

1. During times of greed … Ahab toward Naboth; I believe we see some “pouting” here.

So Ahab went home angry and sullen because of Naboth’s answer. The king went to bed with his face to the wall and refused to eat!

4So Ahab went home angry and sullen because of Naboth’s answer. The king went to bed with his face to the wall and refused to eat!

2. During a time of reproving, (correction) Asa toward the prophet;

Asa became so angry with Hanani for saying this that he threw him into prison and put him in stocks. At that time Asa also began to oppress some of his people.

10Asa became so angry with Hanani for saying this that he threw him into prison and put him in stocks. At that time Asa also began to oppress some of his people.

3. During a time of arguing … Elihu toward his three friends;

He was also angry with Job’s three friends, for they made God appear to be wrong by their inability to answer Job’s arguments.

3He was also angry with Job’s three friends, for they made God appear to be wrong by their inability to answer Job’s arguments.

HOW DOES ANGER AFFECT EACH OF US?

1. It caused Cain to slay Abel, His brother:

(NLT)6“Why are you so angry?” the Lord asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected? 7 You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” 8 One day Cain suggested to his brother, “Let’s go out into the fields.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him.

6“Why are you so angry?” the Lord asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected? 7 You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” 8 One day Cain suggested to his brother, “Let’s go out into the fields.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him.
7You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” 8 One day Cain suggested to his brother, “Let’s go out into the fields.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him.
8 One day Cain suggested to his brother, “Let’s go out into the fields.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him.

2. It caused the Jews to slay/kill/stone Stephen;

57 Then they put their hands over their ears and began shouting. They rushed at him 58 and dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. His accusers took off their coats and laid them at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

57 Then they put their hands over their ears and began shouting. They rushed at him 58 and dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. His accusers took off their coats and laid them at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

58and dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. His accusers took off their coats and laid them at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
59As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

WHY IS ANGER DANGEROUS?

1. It brings forth destruction;

Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming.

6Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming.

2. It brings forth God’s wrath;

But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.

18But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.

NOW LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY CONGREGATION.

3. It brings hard feelings in the family;

30 Saul boiled with rage at Jonathan. “You stupid son of a whore!” he swore at him. “Do you think I don’t know that you want him to be king in your place, shaming yourself and your mother? 31 As long as that son of Jesse is alive, you’ll never be king. Now go and get him so I can kill him!” 32 “But why should he be put to death?” Jonathan asked his father. “What has he done?”

30Saul boiled with rage at Jonathan. “You stupid son of a whore!” he swore at him. “Do you think I don’t know that you want him to be king in your place, shaming yourself and your mother? 31 As long as that son of Jesse is alive, you’ll never be king. Now go and get him so I can kill him!” 32 “But why should he be put to death?” Jonathan asked his father. “What has he done?”
31As long as that son of Jesse is alive, you’ll never be king. Now go and get him so I can kill him!”
32“But why should he be put to death?” Jonathan asked his father. “What has he done?”

33 Then Saul hurled his spear at Jonathan, intending to kill him. So at last Jonathan realized that his father was really determined to kill David. 34 Jonathan left the table in fierce anger and refused to eat on that second day of the festival, for he was crushed by his father’s shameful behavior toward David.

34 Jonathan left the table in fierce anger and refused to eat on that second day of the festival, for he was crushed by his father’s shameful behavior toward David.

VI. HOW CAN ANGER BE CURED?

1. By putting it off; But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language.

8 But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language.

2. By refusing to do evil; Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper— it only leads to harm.

8 Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper— it only leads to harm.

3. By prayer; Prayer comes by knowing Christ. In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.

8 In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.

VII. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ANGER IS CURED, STOPPED, “BRIDLED”?

1. A life of self-control will come; Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

2. A life of understanding will come; People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.

What will we gain when we eliminate anger from our lives?

3. A life of fruit bearing will come; , Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. 11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,

AMEN

10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. 11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,
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