Outrage: Pursuing Peace in a Polarized World
Why is everyone so angry?
Verse of Week: “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires” (James 1:19-20).
- Mo Matthew 5:21-26
- Tu Matthew 15:1-20
- We James 1:19-21
- Th James 4:1-10
- Fr Proverbs 15:1, Proverbs 18; Proverbs 14:17 & Proverbs 14:29; Proverbs 16:32; Proverbs 18:6; Proverbs 19:19; Proverbs 22:24-25; Proverbs 26:20-21; Proverbs 27:3-4; Proverbs 29:8
Righteous vs. Unrighteous Anger
Verse of the Week: “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold” (Ephesians 4:26-27).
- Mo Exodus 34:5-7; Deuteronomy 9:7; Joshua 23:16; Judges 2:12; 2 Chronicles 30:8
- Tu Psalm 7:6; Psalm 56:7; Psalm 74:1; Psalm 80:4
- We John 13:13-22
- Th Mark 3:1-6
- Fr Ephesians 4:25-32; Galatians 5:19-21
Overcome Anger with Goodness
Verse of the Week: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).
Put Political Outrage in its Place
Verse of the Week: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established” (Romans 13:1).
Overcome Outrage with Trust
Verse of the Week: “For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people… Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor” (1 Peter 2:15,17).