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Sermon On The Mount

The High Cost Of Anger

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | July 17, 1977

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Anger is a fact of life everyone must deal with. There is a righteousness anger at sin and evil doing, but most of us get angry at the wrong thing, at the wrong time, in the wrong way. When we cultivate anger in our hearts, we’re the ones who are actually victims, and we’re destroying our relationship with God.

So how do we deal with anger? Pastor Wiersbe explains in this message.

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.

Jesus connects anger with murder. He says anger is murder.

Jesus broke away the legalistic crust the Pharisees had placed around the law.

To Jesus, sin is an inward attitude.

Three considerations about anger:

  • Consider the fact of anger.
    • Anger is a fact of life we have to deal with.
    • There is an anger that is not sinful.
    • We should be angry at sin.
    • There is something wrong if a person does not get angry at sin and wrong doing.
    • There is a righteous anger.
    • We have come to a place where we accept anything.
    • Most of us get angry at the wrong thing, at the wrong time, in the wrong way.
  • Consider the foolishness of anger.
    • What starts as feelings becomes words, which turn into actions.
    • Be careful with your words.
    • When we cultivate anger and malice inside us, we become a victim.
    • When we are angry, we cannot worship as we should.
  • Consider the forgiveness of anger.
    • Confess our anger.
    • Reconcile quickly.
    • We can’t have a right relationship with God at the altar if we don’t have a right relationship with our brother at the table.

We are measured by what makes us angry.

Jesus tells us to deal with our anger.

How many people have we murdered in our hearts?

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