by Kerry Shook

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Angry Words (1 of 2)
Series: Angry Words
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Ephesians 4:25-27; 29-32 (NIV)

"Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body." Vs. 25 (NIV)

• Ephesians 4:15 (NIV)

"In your anger do not sin': Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold." Vs. 26-27 (NIV)

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." Vs. 29 (NIV)


A couple of years ago a video game company from Finland came out with a game where there were angry looking birds that didn't have any legs, and they were propelled from a slingshot to destroy structures and to annihilate chubby green pigs, because we all hate chubby green pigs. They're such a nuisance. Of course Angry Birds, one billion downloads later, is the most mainstream and popular game of all time; and it is addictive, so I am going to try to play a little Angry Birds right now. Let's see if I can knock down, destroy, annihilate one of those chubby green pigs. Well, that didn't work. Let me try another. All right. I think I'm going to launch Haitian coffee at the end of the service. How about that? Or, we'll see. All right. Here we go. A little further back. Yeah. That was really amazing since I hit nowhere close to it and then it still fell. That was a real miracle of God. And a very generous creative team that we have back there and a string and the guy that pulled the string. Thank you very much. I appreciate it. That was awesome.

You know, it seemed like Angry Birds was really popular a couple of years ago. All the kids were playing it; and like any fad, it seemed to kind of die down but it never seems to go away. It's now an iconic part of pop culture. Angry Birds is everywhere -- sort of like the angry birds in our lives, those people that ruffle our feathers. They're not going anywhere. We can't seem to get rid of them, and so we need to learn how to deal with them. Angry birds are everywhere. Everyone has angry birds in their lives. Now fortunately some of those of angry birds in our lives we only have to deal with every once in a while, like holidays, and that's great. But, unfortunately, some of the angry birds in our lives we have to deal with them almost every day -- at our work place, in our neighborhoods, in our schools and some of them even live in the same house with you. They're the people that get under your skin, that irritate you, that drive you crazy; and we all have these angry birds in our lives. In fact, let me ask you: How many of you have someone in your life that just makes you crazy, that just irritates you to no end?
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