Worship Center
Deal With It - Part 5: "A Lion at Your Door"
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  • Worship Center
    2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM, Monday 7:00 PM
Genesis 4:6-7 CEV

6 The Lord said to Cain: What's wrong with you? Why do you look so angry? 7 If you had done the right thing, you would be smiling. But you did the wrong thing, and now sin is waiting to attack you like a lion. Sin wants to destroy you, but don't let it!
Psalms 37:8 NLT

8 Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper—it only leads to harm.
Proverbs 14:29 NLT

29 People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.
Proverbs 29:11 NLT

11 Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.
Proverbs 29:22 NLT

22 An angry person starts fights; a hot-tempered person commits all kinds of sin.
4. Do ask the Holy Spirit to address it!
“Live in such a way that the people closest to you become the people most grateful for you.” - Carey Nieuwhof
Celebrate and Care:

Have each person share a high and low from this last week.
Big Idea

God wants to show us the effects of unhealthy anger in our lives, reveal its roots, and then free us to love others as he loves us.
Open Up:

How does the message title, “A Lion at your Door”, fit with the topic of anger?

Choose one or two questions for your group to discuss as time allows.

- What are some ways we can tell if anger is godly or not?

- Add to the list of healthy outlets to use as a first response when dealing with anger.

- How can anger be like a fire alarm?

- Talk about the Carey Nieuwhof quote: “Live in such a way that the people closest to you become the people most grateful for you.” What would
that look like?

Spend 1-2 minutes in silence with these questions then share your thoughts.

When it comes to dealing with anger would you tend more toward expressing or repressing?

Ask God to show you what is underneath your anger and resentment?

How does God want to meet you where you are and then help you move forward?

Close together in prayer.