triggered - addressing anger
November 21, 2021 | Matt Ware
We live in a world today that is easily TRIGGERED. And while Jesus warned us that in this life we would get TRIGGERED and offenses would come, you don’t have to stay in that place. In the TRIGGERED series, you’ll learn how to overcome offense, walk in forgiveness, and live light and free from the trap of offense.
Luke 17:1 (NKJV) It is impossible that no offenses should come.
James 1:19 (ESV) let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.
James 1:20 (ESV) the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
1. What makes you angry?
Psalm 37:8 (NLT) Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper— it only leads to harm.
2. What does anger make you do?
Ephesians 4:26 (ESV) Be angry and do not sin
Proverbs 29:22 (NASB) An angry person stirs up strife, and a hottempered person abounds in wrongdoing.
3. What does anger make you regret?
Proverbs 14:17 (MSG) The hotheaded do things they’ll later regret
4. What does anger make you reflect?
Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV) the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control.
5 Action Steps for Addressing Anger
1. Slow down
Proverbs 19:11 (ESV) Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
2. Step back
1 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV) (love) is not easily angered.
3. Shut up
Proverbs 18:13 (ESV) If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
Proverbs 29:11 (ESV) Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.
5. Start again
Proverbs 15:1 (NLT) A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
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