“You won’t like me when I’m angry.” -The Hulk

Anger is a weird emotion. It can make us do or say things we normally never would do or say. And if unchecked, it can cause damage in relationships that lasts long after our anger has subsided. Join us for this two-part mini-series as we explore what causes anger, and how to not “Hulk out” when we get mad.

Week 1: The real costs of anger.

J High October 4th. HS October 7th.

Kevin Pisano.

BIG IDEA // Anger hurts your body and your relationships.

KEY VERSES // Ephesians 4:25-27

[25] Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. [26] Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, [27] and give no opportunity to the devil.

Week 2: You vs. Anger. The ultimate grudge match.

J High October 11th. HS October 14th.

Jim Howard.

BIG IDEA // To overcome anger, retire the referee jersey.

KEY VERSES // Romans 12:17–21

[17] Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. [18] If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. [19] Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” [20] To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” [21] Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (ESV)

Other Verses to consider:

[19] A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again. -Proverbs 19:19 ESV

[24] Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, [25] lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. -Proverbs 22:24–25 ESV

[1] What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? -James 4:1 ESV

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