Monday, September 21, 2009

How to Be Angry (Psalm 4:4-5)

Talk about the last time you were angry. What was the situation? Were you right or wrong in your anger? How did it resolve?

If you had a conversation with Jesus, what do you think he would say to you about being angry?

Is it ever okay to be angry? Why or why not?

As a group read Psalm 4:4-5. Have a few people summarize these verse in five words or less.

Take a few minutes and go through each phrase of this passage (listed below). Have people give specific examples of how they could obey these teachings:

- Be angry, and do not sin.
- Ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent
- Offer right sacrifices
- Put your trust in the LORD

Which is easier, trusting in the LORD or getting angry? Why?

When you find yourself getting angry, how long should you wait before you act on your anger? What can be the results of acting too quickly when you're angry?

If you follow these steps whenever you are angry, how would it change your life? How would it improve your relationships?

Spend some time praying for one another as you each deal with anger in your own ways.

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