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The World’s Gone Mad

June 7, 2020   /   First Baptist Russell

The World’s Gone Mad

What do Moses, King David, Jonah, and Jesus all have in common?

It came about, as soon as Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses’ anger burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them at the foot of the mountain. Exodus 32:19 NASB

Nathan then said to David, “You are the man! 2 Samuel 12:7a

And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables; and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a place of business.”  John 2:15-16 NASB

is a fact of life – and when it is and displayed according to Biblical principles, it can be .

When it is it can destroy a great deal of what is .

Therefore, as we grow in Christ we must use it the way intended.

Let’s Discover A Definition.

The dictionary tells us is a strong of displeasure aroused by a real or a supposed wrong.

When unchecked – anger can hurt as well as.

Anger is something like !

Too often we allow our anger to lead to and .

When we mix our anger with , pettiness, , or greed, we can create serious problems for ourselves and for others.

Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, Ephesians 4:26 NASB

Different Kinds Of Anger

But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. Colossians 3:8

1 – 2 –

3 – anger 4 – anger

What Constitutes “Holy Anger”?

1st – It is anger toward .

And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.  And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; but you are making it a robbers’ den.” Matthew 21:12-13 NASB

Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 97:10

2nd – It is anger that is by God. This shows inner and self – !

3rd – It is concerned with defending and up others, rather than . It is people. It is .

4th – It righteousness, not unrighteousness.

Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. 1 Timothy 2:8 NIV

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19-20 NIV


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