This message talked about the principles of anger management. We need to teach these principles to our children, to our employees. Experiencing anger is natural but we need to know how to express that anger, and understand the dangers of uncontrolled anger.
ME AND MY REAL FAMILY: TAME YOUR TEMPER
Message by Todd Lester – June 4, 2017
Proverbs 14:29 People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.
HOW DO YOU TAME YOUR TEMPER?
A. RESOLVE TO MANAGE IT
Proverbs 29:11 Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.
B. REMEMBER THE COST
Proverbs 29:22 An angry person starts fights; a hot-tempered person commits all kinds of sin.
Proverbs 14:17 Short-tempered people do foolish things…
C. REFLECT BEFORE REACTING
Proverbs 19:11 Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
D. RELEASE YOUR ANGER APPROPRIATELY
Ephesians 4:26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry,
Romans 12:17-21 Never pay back evil with more evil … never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God … but conquer evil by doing good.
E. REPATTERN YOUR MIND
Romans 12:2a … let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think…
Proverbs 22:24 Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people…
F. RELY ON GOD’S CONTROL
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.
Matthew 12:34 For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.
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