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Anger is the appropriate response to sin and evil. God is redeeming the world. Jesus was angry when people stood in the way of God's plan.
What does your anger lead to? Together we'll learn about the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit to help us know and hear Jesus' calling in our lives, even in the moments when anger wants to creep in and wreak its havoc.
Jesus did not come to soften The Law. He did not come to abolish The Law. He came to fulfill It and give us the spiritual nature of The Law. When He says: "You have heard that it was said ........, but......". Here He explains in depth the meaning of what was said by piercing our hearts. Thou shalt not murder does not only apply to killing a fellow human being. It speaks to abortion, suicide, stay angry with one another. It speaks to ANY harm to mankind that is premeditated. We all are made in Gods image!
If you have been out to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and spent any time there you know there are two historical military sites there, the American Camp and the British Camp. And if you know that then you know about the war that almost broke out called the Pig War of 1859. An American farmer, Lyman Cutler, shot a pig that was eating his garden. Turns out the pig belonged to an Irishman and things escalated from there. History is filled with actual wars started over very minor incidents that got out of control. The War of the Whiskers, 1152-1453. The War of the Oaken Bucket, 1325. The War of Jenkins’ Ear, 1739-1748. The Toledo War, 1803-1836. “Thank God, I never liked Michigan weather anyway.” We all know how wars can begin in our homes. Do any of you remember a news story in Enumclaw in 1985 when a man got a legal demolition permit and bulldozed his two year old house his wife wanted in a divorce settlement? How about the 1994 story in Parris, Texas when their high school's Christmas concert was canceled after the chorus teacher allegedly smashed a chair on the band director over who would give the announcements. The Wars in the Middle East and Africa are just macrocosms of the wars and quarrels that rage in our hearts and homes and neighborhoods and schools and churches. The world news is just a mirror to our family news. James chapter 3 ends with a contrast between wisdom from the world and wisdom from above. Worldly wisdom is full of jealousy and selfish ambition, strife and disorder. Wisdom from above is pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason. Now James fleshes out what happens when we live according to the world and our flesh and fleshly passions and desires.
Pastor Gregg Matte delivers the second message in the "New Life. New Way."
God’s plan for Adam and Eve was to live forever in the garden with the tree of life at arm’s length. Unfortunately, the choice to sin brought death and everything was turned upside down in the bleakest chapter (Genesis 3) of the O.T.
"Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil." (Ephesians 4:26-27 NRSV) Easier said than done! Today we take a look at how we can do it. The shorter written version is available at http://goo.gl/aJakBF
The depth of our hearts overflow into our lives. What does James say about the overflow of anger from our mouths?
Anger happens, but how do you handle anger on the Christian Life. Continuing the study of Ephesians, Pastor Aaron examines what the Christian should do with anger.