Small Group - Anger
Anger is mentioned over five hundred times in Scripture!
- 1 hr1 hour
- Online Meetings
****This group's first meeting is June 30, 2022 @ 9:00 PM**** Anger is not a sin, however, it is what we do in our anger that determines if it is a sin. Anger is best understood as a state of readiness. It is a natural response to a real or perceived injustice, and it inspires a powerful alertness that allows us to defend good or attack evil. Anger can lead to healthy or unhealthy/sinful behavior. Careful assertiveness is a healthy response to anger that involves problem-solving and compassion. Aggression is an unhealthy/sinful response to anger that involves hurting or controlling others, revenge, or hatred. Anger, when it is an automatic response to a situation, is considered a primary emotion. Anger can also be a secondary emotion, meaning it is felt in reaction to another feeling, such as fear, hurt, or sadness. Let's be honest, we all suffer from anger at different times, but those who suffer from anger as a symptom from a disorder, struggle mightily, and maybe for a life time. Shakespeare says that men in rage strike those that wish them best. Emotional symptoms include criticism, sarcasm, gossip, meanness, impatience, being demanding, withholding love, and refusing to forgive. If you struggle with anger, there could be reasons that it occurs in your life and once that is discovered, anger can be rendered benign. Imagine a life of freedom from the rage inside and how it must feel to find peace and joy. It can happen! I invite you to join this small group to experience the love and concern of others to help you find a path to freedom! Ephesians 4: 26 - 27, "'Be angry, and do not sin': do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil."
Mt Pleasant, AR, USA