Life Groups Study – Week of 10/25October 25, 2020
All The Feels: I’m Angry
On Sunday Pastor Lennon preached about anger. Looking back at your notes from Sunday’s message, what was an important thought for you?
Think about a moment in the last few weeks when you got angry. What was it, and how did that emotion manifest itself?
This Is God’s Word
Spend some time before Life Group thinking about this passage:
Titus 3:1–6 Remind them to submit to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, 2 to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people. 3 For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved by various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another. 4 But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared, 5 he saved us—not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy—through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit. 6 He poured out his Spirit on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Let’s Go Deeper
2 QUESTIONS: Paul encourages Christians to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people. Where have you seen Christians do a good job of this?Where do you see them doing poorly?
2 QUESTIONS: Paul says “we too were once…living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another.” The implication is obviously that living this way should be a thing of the past for those who follow Jesus. How should we respond when we realize “old ways” have shown up in the way we express our anger?
How should we respond when we see “old ways” of processing anger in the life of those we know well?
QUESTION: The Bible refers to the default setting of the human heart as being sinful, prideful, and even hostile to God…AND YET Paul says “when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared, 5 he saved us—not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy.” The Bible says elsewhere that God’s kindness leads us to repentance. How would you communicate God’s kindness to someone that thinks of God as being constantly angry?
QUESTION: As said in the message Sunday, not all anger is bad or wasteful. Can you give an example of a time you saw anger motivate someone to an action that was helpful and good?
QUESTION: While God demands that we grow in self-control, He never asks us to change by our By what means does God bring about positive change in our lives? How do we partner with Him?