What Did Jesus Say About Anger (4 of 15) by Rick White

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What Did Jesus Say About Anger (4 of 15)
Outline: What Did Jesus Say About Anger?
Rick White
Matthew 5:21-26


"A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control." Proverbs 29:11

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never ________ me."

21"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder,? and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' 22But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother? will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,?' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell. 23"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. 25"Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny. Matthew 5:21-26

Identify your anger
What is it?
"Anger is a natural reaction we feel when confronted with a challenge to our:
* Personal worth
* Essential needs
* Basic convictions

Where did it come from?
Today's anger may very well be the leftovers from yesterday's anger.

Is it right or wrong?

"Anyone can become angry. But to be angry with the right person to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way, this is not easy." -Aristotle

12Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13"It is written," he said to them, "'My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you are makin ...


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