Soul Detox Lesson 6 Rage Rash

Soul Detox Lesson 6
Rage Rash

Ephesians 4:26-27 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil.

Pet Peeves

So many little things get under our skin

Serious Issues 

How Do You Deal with Your Anger?
Do You Deal with It at All?

The Bible says “Anger is a Fire”
15 times in Scripture it uses ‘anger’ and ‘fire’ in the same verse

Fire is a Gift that can Sustain Life
When it’s 
contained
controlled
managed

It Can
warm you
feed you
illuminate you

When it Rages Out of Control
It can destroy everything in it’s path
consuming everything we’ve built over a lifetime
in an moment

Wildfire can consume
entire forests
resources
homes
even lives

Our Anger can be Used
Constructively or
Destructively 

A Catalyst 
for Righteousness
Justice
to Unite
Cleanse
Restore

Destructively In Conjunction
Desires
Frustrations
Grievances 
Can lead us to
hurt others
or ourselves

Ephesians 4:26 “don’t sin by letting anger control you.”…

Anger is not a Sin
Anger directed towards things that Affront God

As a Whole, the Church isn’t angry enough
We have become
passive
lazy
content
and comfortable

Sinful Anger
Ephesians 4:26-27 …Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil.

foothold = occupy
Anger we allow ourselves to live with

Unattended Anger leads to Sin
Cain and Abel

Genesis 4:6-7 “Why are you so angry?” the LORD asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected? 7 You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”

Anger intends to Control Us
If We do NOT become it’s Master
We Become as Guilty as Cain

Me? Murder?

Matthew 5:21-22 “You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment. 22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot,you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.
Who Are You Angry With?

Spew or Smolder?
Hair Trigger or Slow Cooker?

Spewer
Proverbs 14:17 17Short-tempered people do foolish things, 

Proverbs 29:11 Fools give full vent to their rage
The wise bring calm in the end

Slow Burn
Stewer
Sarcasm
Rolling Eyes
Grudge Holding
Hyper Critical
Judgemental

Psalms 32:3 3When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

Bottled Up Anger brings Pain

Anger is the Opposite of Love
I Corinthians 13:5 Love is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs

Fire Extinguisher 
Let it Go

Proverbs 17:14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.

We CAN Control our Anger

James 1:19-20  My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

Listen
Take Time to Process
Don’t Jump Straight to Anger

Get Mad!
Sanctified Anger

Jesus - Mark 3:1-6
His Anger at the Religious (he was interrupting their ‘Ceremony’)
Drove him to Heal a Man’s Hand

Be Angry at the RIGHT Things
Allow God’s Spirit to Fan that Flame

Is your Marriage Broken?
Get Mad!
Is Your Neighborhood Broken?
Get Mad!
Don’t let the enemy occupy
YOU OCCUPY!
Do You have Friends Who Need Jesus?
Get Mad!
Be Missional
Love and Live Out Jesus Mission in Front of Them
Bring them to Church so WE can Love and Live Out Jesus Mission in Front of Them