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Is the God of the New Testament different from the God of the Old Testament? To listen to many people--even in the church--today you would think so. The Old Testament appears to emphasize the wrath and vengeance of God, while in the New Testament God seems to be kinder and gentler--a God of love and mercy. However, as Pastor Ron Burtz demonstrates in this message God doesn't change and his wrath still burns against the godlessness and wickedness of those who reject Him. We'll see how the wrath of God makes His mercy in Christ relevant to those who are being saved.
Anger is a part of being made in God's image. It can be a good thing at times. However, too often, it does a great deal of harm. Often anger arises within the context of interpersonal conflict, where there is a perceived wrong. How we handle such conflicts will be largely determined by how we hand our anger. Solomon observed that a hot-tempered person will add fuel to the fire of the conflict, while a slow-to-anger person will bring things down a notch. Therefore, being slow to anger will bring conflict to it best end. For, while uncontrolled anger is a gateway to destructive sins, controlled anger is a gateway to constructive action that will lead to reconciliation and growth. Therefore, keep your anger under control when handling conflict. By the grace of God, learn a lesson from this proverb. First, when handling conflict, slow down, listen, and validate your perceptions. You might find that the conflict is based on nothing more than a misunderstanding. Second, cool down, so that your anger becomes a gateway to constructive action.
We continue through our study of the Sermon on the Mount.
When it comes to finding shapes in the clouds, people won't always agree, and this week Mr. Jacobs explains that the same thing can happen when people try to understand the bible.
Jesus is not always the sweet, monotone, lack-of-life person that is often portrayed in movies and television. This story allows us a peek into what might make Jesus angry, especially as it pertains to His church.
In the kingdom, we are not only commanded not to murder, but we are prohibited from harboring feelings and committing acts of anger.
Ever been wronged by someone? Ever find yourself in an argument that ends with you thinking "Oh yeah, I'll show them". Did you find that instead of working towards forgiveness you were plotting revenge? What if Jesus, who gave His life so that we may be forgiven, had taken the same road? Listen in on part 3 of Hitched and learn the importance of forgiveness.