mcGulf Breeze United Methodist Church
Dr. Lester Spencer
September 15, 2013
"Anger: You Owe Me"
"And don't sin by letting anger control you. Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry...."Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling, and slander, along with every form of malice." - Paul, Ephesians 4:26-27, 31
1. Dynamic Debt
Guilt: I Owe You
Anger: You Owe Me
Greed: I Owe Me
Jealousy: God Owes Me
"...So the borrower is a servant to the lender." - Solomon, Proverbs 22:7
2. Anger: You Owe Me
"he grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment." - Matthew 18:28
Anger is the result of not getting what we want (or think we deserve).
The root of anger is the perception that something has been taken. Something is owed you. A heart filled with anger is a heart looking to be paid back. - Andy Stanley
3. Danger Signs
Anger is perhaps the most dangerous of the four enemies!
"A fool gives full vent to his anger" - Proverbs 29:11
"Don't sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent." - Psalm 4:4
4. Break Free from Anger
a) The Secret...forgive
"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as Christ forgave you." - Paul, Ephesians 4:32 Ephesians 4:26-27, 31-32
b) Cancel the Debt
c) Slay your Anger
1) Identify who you are angry with.
2) Determine what they owe you.
3) Cancel the Debt
4) Dismiss the Case
Loading more stuff…
Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?