A Righteous Response

Sometime our anger is righteous anger. And sometimes our response to that righteous anger is also a righteous response. Moses had good reason to be angry with the Nation of Israel when they decided to worship a golden calf instead of their Holy God. He also responded to their sin with a consequence that fit the crime. But what was it that caused the Israelites to turn from God in the first place?

Exodus 32:17-24

Cover-Up Anger

Message by Pastor Mark.

King David, “burned with anger” when the priest Nathan came to him and shared with him the details of a civil suit with which he was struggling. A rich man takes a poor man’s only lamb and serves it up as dinner for a traveler who stops by his home one day. He leaves the poor man with nothing. David declares, “The man must die! And pay restitution 4x the amount stolen!”

Nathan then said to David, “You are the man!” Yikes! Now what?

2 Samuel 12:1-13

Anger that Turned a Good King Bad

Message by Pastor Mark.

Uzziah was one of the Good Kings in Judah. He reigned in Jerusalem for 52 years. But something happened that turned a good King bad. That something was anger and an unrepentant spirit. But the anger was an outflow of other sins that crept into his life over time. Let’s learn how to finish well and see God’s favor continue through our lives from beginning to end.

2 Chronicles 26:16-21

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Shut the Door Anger

Message by Pastor Mark.

In your anger, it is easy to shut the door on God and not trust that God has a plan for it and is constantly pursuing you in and with His love. In the story of Cain murdering his brother, Abel, we see God’s amazing love in the midst of Cain’s jealous rage.

Genesis 4:1-16.

Jonah: Smoke ‘Em Anger

Message by Pastor Mark.

In Jonah Chapter 4:3, Jonah says, “Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live” (because he is so angry). What’s surprising, Jonah’s anger is directed at God because He is so Gracious. What???? Jonah wants to die because God is too gracious???? Yep! And sometimes our anger is just like Jonah’s.