The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath
Passage: Ephesians 4:26–4:27, Ephesians 4:29–5:2
Intro: How often do you experience anger (or understand it)?
THE STENCH OF WRATH
What is anger – and what makes it righteous or unrighteous?
JESUS, OUR WRATH-BEARER
How was it possible that Jesus wasn’t angry ALL of the time?
FREE, LOVING & KIND
What does it mean to “put something away”?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US…
- Worship the LORD for His long-suffering patience and kindness, even when we are, by nature, objects of wrath. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for His righteousness AND mercy.
- How have you lived, truly angered by how others live, even while you expect others to be patient with you? Confess your pride and inconsistency to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and change your heart.
- Give thanks to Jesus for joyfully following His Father’s mission of forgiveness. Thank Him for giving Himself in our place to remove the wrath we deserve; and for loving us to free us from anger against others.
- Who do you know that is just consistently angry? Pray for them, asking the Lord to help them to see their own wrath-deserving record and that Jesus came to show mercy even to people like them.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to bear in you the fruit of love, peace and kindness. Read Psalm 103:8-12. Rejoice in what the LORD has removed from you, so that you can put away wrath, to live instead with a free and loving heart.
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