LIFE: Beyond Anger

Cross, Jesus, God, Holy Spirit, Daily Devotion, Family Growth, Anger

Family Growth Term 3 2017

Week 4 – LIFE; Beyond Anger

Big idea

Anger is when we try to force our own way no matter what. But Jesus shows us how to be patient with others instead.

 

You will need

A sheet of paper for each family or growth group member

Colour pencils or felt pens

 

Bible passage

Ephesians 4:29-32

 

All Ages Activity

We all get angry sometimes, but not always for the same reasons.

Maybe it’s because of a common trigger like being hungry, lonely or tired.

Have each family or group member think about they most common way they get angry and draw an emoji to represent this.

Take turns for each group member to show their anger emoji and explain the way they get angry.

Are any of these the same as in the bible passage? Discuss the meaning of any other ways of being angry from the passage.

 

Discussion:

God doesn’t want us to let our anger take over. He wants us to be kind and forgive each other like He forgave us through Jesus. When you feel yourself starting to get angry, try to stop and take the time to express your anger to God, then pray about the best way to react.

 

Prayer idea

Dear Lord, Thank you for forgiving us and sending Jesus to save us from our sins. Help us to turn to you first when we are angry so your Holy Spirit can guide us to react in a better way.

In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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