Dealing with Anger (11 of 21) by Daniel Rodgers

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Dealing with Anger (11 of 21)
Series: THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
Dan Rodgers
Matthew 5:21-26
January 17, 2006

INTRODUCTION: Last week the title of our lesson was Jesus and the Law, dealing with the Lord's comments concerning the Old Testament Law. To remove any doubt the religious leaders and the people may have had about Jesus' teachings concerning the law, He said, "I am not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill the law." Jesus was the only Person who had ever kept the Law. The Jews had attempted to keep the law, but they failed. The Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Scribes, as well as other faithful orthodox Jews, strived to keep God's commandments, but they always fell short.

And to show just how far away they were from God's perfect standard of righteousness, Jesus said, "Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. That meant that not only were the Pharisees in trouble, but everyone else as well. In Titus 3:5, we are reminded; Salvation is Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

This evening we turn our attention to another topic of discussion, the subject of anger. The title of our message is, Dealing With Anger.

I. The Problem
II. The Danger
III. The Solution

I. THE PROBLEM

Jesus begins in (vs. 21) with the Sixth Commandment, Thou Shalt Not Kill. Notice what He said; Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment.

Just this week, we saw this judgment carried out, as California put to death the second murderer in a month. This criminal was responsible for the deaths of 4 people. By the way, Capital Punishment is not California's idea, it is God's law: Exodus 21:12, He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death. ...


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