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Angry Like Jesus


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Key Scriptures

“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.
Ephesians 4:26-27 NIV

Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’” The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them.
Matthew 21:12-14 NIV

... for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.
Colossians 2:13-15 NLT

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • How do you feel about expressing anger? Are you comfortable with it, or do you tend to downplay it?
  • What’s your typical way of expressing anger when you feel it?
Start thinking. Ask a question to get your group thinking.
  • What makes you angrier—when you’re mistreated, or when someone you love is mistreated? Why do you think there’s a difference between the two?
  • In your effort to be right, have you ever forgotten to be loving? What was that situation like? What did you learn from it?
  • How might remembering God’s forgiveness of your sins change the way you approach people who have hurt or mistreated you or those you love?
Start sharing. Choose a question to create openness.
  • What injustices make you feel angry?
  • When you feel anger over injustice, how can you turn the tables by loving people?
Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.

Father, thank You for Your forgiveness. In spite of the many ways we sin against You, You are continually patient and loving, leading us to become more like Your Son. Be with us in times when we feel anger toward others, and guide us in showing them Your love. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
  • Spend time this week thanking God for His forgiveness of your sins. Ask Him to help you show His love to others the next time you feel angry.
  • Start the Emotions Bible Plan using Plans With Friends:
  • Consider how you could love others by serving on the weekend or with a Local Mission Partner.

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Angry Like Jesus


Jesus got angry. We can learn a lot when we understand why He did—and what He chose to do when He felt strong anger. Join Pastor Craig Groeschel to see why, when we channel our emotions the right way, we can start to unite a divided world.

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