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Managing Your Anger Efficientl y How to be angry and not sin By Pastor Peter de Run

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Anger management tips from the Bible that will give you freedom and a new appreciation of the emotion called anger

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Managing Your Anger Efficiently

How to be angry and not sin

By Pastor Peter de Run

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Ephesians 4:26 (NKJV)

"Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down

on your wrath

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“Be angry”Ephesians 4:26 (NKJV)

1.Being angry is not a sin – if it was then God is a sinner• God's anger rose against them; he put to

death the sturdiest among them, cutting down the young men of Israel.

(Psalms 78:31 NIV)

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“Be angry”Ephesians 4:26 (NKJV)

2. We are made in God’s image – we have His emotions

• Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness" (Genesis 1:26 NIV)

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“Be angry”Ephesians 4:26 (NKJV)

3. Anger is to be redeemed not removed

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"Be angry, and do not sin”

Ephesians 4:26 (NKJV)

Understand 2 things• The purpose of anger• How to respond correctly to anger

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Purpose of angerA signal – making you aware of a wrong being committed or said (real or assumed)

A call to action – to right the wrong

A source of strength – giving you the required energy and motivation to act

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Purpose of anger – an example

Jesus and the cleansing of the temple – John 2:13-17

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Responding to anger correctly

1. ADMIT you are FEELING angry

2. AVOID exploding or imploding

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Responding to anger correctly

3. ASCERTAIN your anger trigger

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Common anger activators

UNFULFILLED EXPECTATIONS: Balak and Balaam (Numbers 24:10-13)

• Reassess expectations• Discover cause and respond appropriately

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Common anger activators

‘IMPOSSIBLE’ DEMANDS: Jacob and Rachel(Genesis 30:1)

• View demand as opportunity for creative solutions

• Get assistance

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Common anger activators

AN EVIL REPORT: Potiphar’s wife’s story(Genesis 39:13-19)

• Check out the story/details• Correct proven ‘evil’, ignore false information

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"Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go

down on your wrath

Ephesians 4:26 (NKJV)

Need for urgency in responding

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4. ASSEMBLE options, select most prudent

5. ACT constructively

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