Anger can be a healthy warning light in our lives, but it can also become our unhealthy default. And when it does it wreaks havoc on our lives, our health, and our relationships. We hate that we get this way and we say to ourselves, why am I so mad!? Get a hold of yourself! Do I have an anger problem? But our best attempts to mask the issue do nothing to help the issue. This week, we talk about how spirituality can help us put our anger in check and how the Bible says we can find freedom from feeling so mad all the time.



Anger is an emotion that every human being has.

But, just because it is an emotion that we will all experience at some point throughout our week or even today, doesn’t mean that it’s coming from a healthy place.


4 Ways To Tell If You Have Unresolved Anger Or A Destructive Pattern Of Anger

■ 1. “It arises without any trigger, seemingly out of the blue;
■ 2. It is disproportionate to its trigger in its frequency, intensity,
duration and strength;
■ 3. It does not subside after the offending person has apologized;
■ 4. It occurs in a social context which does not sanction anger and


[2 Corinthians 10:5]

We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.


1.Look to Jesus.


[1 John 2:6]

“Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.”


[ Colossians 3:8-9 ]

But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.

If you are struggling with anger in an unhealthy way in your life start by identifying what sets you off.

Next move to replace that anger in those situations with something else.


[Colossians 3:12]

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

2. Accept other’s faults and let them go.

[Colossians 3:13]

Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

[ 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.

[ Ephesians 4:31-32 ]

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

[Galatians 1:13]

You know what I was like when I followed the Jewish religion—how I violently persecuted God’s church. I did my best to destroy it.

3. Be a person of peace.

[ Colossians 3:15-17 ]

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.


“Our churches are filled with “leaking” Christians who have not treated their emotions as a discipleship issue.” – Pete Scazzero



Application Questions

  1. What stood out to you from this message and why?
  2. What is one thing God is telling you to START doing because of this message?
  3. What is one thing God is telling you to STOP doing because of this message?
  4. How will this message change how you act at home, work and in your relationships?