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The Root of Anger (2 of 8)
Series: God's Message in Your Emotions
Pastor Jeff Schreve
If you have your Bibles, please turn to Jonah chapter 4, Jonah chapter 4, one of the minor prophets in the Old Testament. Easiest way to find Jonah is go to Matthew and take a left. You'll hit several different books. Keep going. Don't go too fast. Some of those chapters in those Minor Prophets are short, but you'll hit Jonah chapter 4.
We're in a series that we started last week, a series on emotions. I've entitled it, "God's Message in Your Emotions." And we're looking at the painful emotions, those emotions that we don't really like, but we all have to deal with them. Things like guilt, things like shame, things like worry and fear, and this feeling of inferiority as we talked about last week.
Painful emotions, as I told you last week, they are like a smoke alarm. And when painful (noise) emotions go off (noise), it lets us know something is wrong. Just like when a smoke alarm goes off, it lets you know, hey, there's smoke somewhere. There's got to be a fire somewhere. Better investigate. These little dudes can save your life.
And as we look at painful emotions, if we go to the root and find out okay, why is that thing going off? What does this tell us? What is God's message in this emotion?
My goal in this series is that we be able to trace emotional pain back to the source so that we can find how to turn that around for good and for God and to live victoriously.
Well, today, we want to look at the emotion called anger, anger. There are lots of angry people in our world today. We all get angry. People struggle with anger. You do. I do. We all do. And some people struggle with it to the degree that they just become an angry person. Do you want to see if you might be someone who is really having trouble with anger? See, because I know when I preach this sermon you talk about people that have trouble with anger, and everybody out there saying, ...
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