My Daily Bread

Church Notes: Anger, One of the Most Dangerous Emotions

When was the last time you lost your temper?

Did you ever physically hurt someone through your anger?

What are some of the phrases that you use when angry?

Have you ever apologized for your anger?

What relationships are being stressed because of unresolved anger?


Anger defined: It is a strong emotion of displeasure

Initial thoughts about anger:

  • God created man with emotions; anger is one of them.
  • Anger is a powerful emotion.
  • You can be angry without sinning.
  • Righteous anger may also lead us in the wrong direction.
  • You usually vent out your anger at home, not outside.

Signs of angry spirit:

  1. Frequency Problem
  2. Intensity Problem
  3. Duration Problem

Common ways of handling anger:

  1. You deny it.
  2. You keep it inside.
  3. You let it boil inside.
  4. You let it show.
  5. You give excuses for it.
  6. You control it.

We get angry:

  • When someone else is acknowledged over us.
  • When we don’t get our way.
  • When our pride is hurt.
  • When we become jealous of what others have done.
  • When we are confronted about our sinful actions.
  • When we feel overlooked or neglected.

Causes of anger:

  1. Not getting our way
  2. Feeling rejected
  3. Loss
  4. Disappointment
  5. Feeling inadequate
  6. Frustration

Harmful consequences of anger:

  • It breaks our connection with God and others.
  • It blocks our focus.
  • It makes us feel isolated.
  • It leaves us lacking peace and feeling empty.
  • It creates physical problems.
  • It causes us to lose enthusiasm.
  • It hurts those around us.

Overcoming anger:

  • Identify the root of the problem.
  • Admit and confess as a sin if it is expressed wrongly.
  • Forgive, forgive and forgive.
  • Pray for God to remove that impulse antagonism from you.
  • Feed the Word of God.
  • Yield your temper to the control of God and Holy Spirit.

Jesus The Healer – February 17, 2013

Speaker:

Rev. Joey Crisostomo

Director for the Bro. Eddie School of Ministries International (BESMI) of the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide

“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,  for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.” James 1:19-20 NIV

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