The Anger Of Man and The Righteousness of God
Think about the last time you became really angry? What was the fruit of that anger? Would you say it was the righteousness that should characterize a person who loves and serves God? Probably for most of us it wasn’t. Anger can produce many things, but it does not produce the one thing we Christians want the most in our lives: the righteousness of God. But what the anger of man cannot produce, the word of God can. Join us to find out how.
I. We Must Be Slow to Anger.
II. We Must Put Away Our Sin.
III. We Must Humbly Receive the Word.
Sermon Discussion Questions:
1. How has anger, whether justified or not, impacted your life or relationships? Can you think of specific instances where anger led to negative consequences?
2. According to the sermon, what are the dangers of being quick to speak and quick to anger? How might these behaviors hinder effective communication and relationships?
3. James writes that we need to receive the word of God with meekness. How can you personally cultivate a posture of humility in your life, especially when faced with difficult circumstances or disagreements?
4. Can you share an example from your own life where you witnessed the transforming power of the gospel's message? How did receiving the gospel with meekness impact your behavior and attitudes?
5. In today’s culture, where anger often seems pervasive, what practical steps can we take as individuals and as a community of believers to be “slow to anger” and better reflect the righteousness of God?