I will be speaking at Harvest in Riverside this coming Sunday.
Among other things, I will be talking about anger.
So let me ask you, what makes you angry? What really ticks you off? Have you ever exploded in anger, and if so,why?
Things that bother me
I can tell you that when I’m hungry, I can get a little angry. There are a lot of other things that can irritate me, as well.
Why do people who are in the No. 1 spot at a stoplight not go when it turns green? They’re probably texting.
Why do people give their cellphones the loudest ringtone, and then let them ring five times before answering very loudly?
Why do people have to send text messages when they are having a conversation with you?
Jesus got angry
Most of these are minor things. There are times, though, when anger is not wrong at all, but actually quite right.
Did you know that Jesus Himself displayed anger? It happened on Palm Sunday.
We often think of the palm branches laid out before him as the adoring throngs cried out, “Hosanna to the son of David,” and so we should. But right after that, Jesus wept and then He displayed righteous indignation.
Why? What angers and saddens God? We will find out tonight.
Oh, and one other thing. Could you not text when we are talking?
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