Keep your cool (Week 1)

SCRIPTURE

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, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.

TEACHING OUTLINE

Potato game: make a tower as tall as you can using spaghetti noodles and marshmellows. Write on potatoes what makes you angry. when time is up, throw potatoes at the towers to destroy them.

Just like our potatoes ; anger has the power to destroy, tear down and hurt others. 

Anger itself is not a sin, it’s how we use it. 

anger is an emotions that has many destructive effects when not handled properly. 

Anger is a hint that something else is going on.

if you think of anger like the potatoes destroying the towers, they were a weapon. 

When anger becomes sinful is when we use it for our own selfish desires and pride to motivate it. 

Anger doesn’t resolve sin, but multiplies it. 

Seek comfort in God, not anger. 

The verse is not saying dont ever go to bed. 

 Its saying do everything in your power to confess, correct, repent, and forgive quickly. 

How do I not let the sun go down on my anger? 

Forgive!

Learn to clothe yourself with the power of patience and forgiveness.

We become like pressure cookers when angry, we can get so angry and mad  and our temper can flare up, 

Unless we find  the best way to release this pressure , we will simply be dangerous, with our words, our actions, our emotions. 

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