Passage: James 1:19-20
As we talk about Summer Baggage and we look at what scripture calls deadly sins, we are talking about the ways in which we incarcerate ourselves. One of the major ways that we incarcerate ourselves is with anger. Anger is rampant, complex, and so very dangerous. Let’s face it-there is a bit of a thrill with getting angry. It creates this adrenaline rush within us. When somebody ticks us off, we are taught that our job is to in some way retaliate and make them pay.
- How do you handle angry? Can you be angry without sinning? Explain.
- When you get angry do you spew or stew? Explain your answer..
- Are you quick to hear and slow to speak or are you quick to speak and slow to hear? Explain.
- How are you when it comes to restraining your lips when you get mad?
- Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32. How are you applying this command from scripture?