DON'T LET THE BED BUGS BITE!
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Message By: Austin Tialavea
Series: Spring Cleaning
“Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!"
“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 4:26-27 NLT
RIGHTEOUS ANGER VS. UNRIGHTEOUS ANGER!!
1. TURN THE LIGHT ON!!
“…’I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.’” John 8:12 NKJV
“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Col 3:13 NLT
Allowance: (n) the amount of something that is PERMITTED, especially within a set of regulations or for a specified purpose.
Permitted: (v) give authorization or consent to (someone) to do something.
2. CLEAR THE AIR-REA!!
“Hiding hatred makes you a liar; slandering others makes you a fool.” Prov 10:18 NLT
“…sick people were brought out into the streets on beds and mats so that Peter's shadow might fall across some of them…” Acts 5:15 NLT
“Gently instruct those who oppose the truth…” 2 Tim 2:25 NLT
3. BITE BACK!!
“In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise.” Prov 10:19 NKJV
“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.” James 1:19 NLT
Life Group Questions:
What makes you angry?? Have you prayed for that thing??
Are you holding onto any grudges that tend to control your emotions??
Give an example of how you let off some steam??
Why is it so hard to say sorry first?