Of Anger

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Ephesians: Walk Worthy

Of Anger 

  • Righteous & Unrighteous Anger
  • Forgiveness is the Antidote
  • The Devil’s Opportunity  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Ephesians 4:26-27. There are four grammatical imperatives (commands) in these two verses. Why do we tend to like the first one and not the other three?
  2. Paul quotes from Psalm 4:4. Read this psalm. What is the context for anger? What is righteous anger?
  3. How or why is anger tied to the Sixth Commandment? Consider Matthew 5:21-26 and WLC 134-136 on page 18 in the bulletin.
  4. What restrictions or guardrails on anger are given in the three other imperatives in Eph. 4:26-27? Why is forgiveness the antidote to anger?
  5. How does the devil take advantage of anger? How do you safeguard against the devil? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

James 1:19-20 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. (ESV)