Proverbs: A Life of Wisdom, Part 8
Anger reveals the sin nature within us. It can only be conquered by coming to the only One who lived a perfectly righteous life.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this Sunday?
- Read and discuss Proverbs 22:24-25, 15:1, 15:18, 14:17, 16:25, 16:32 and James 1:19-2. What theme(s) do you note here? What might this tell us about ourselves? What does it tell us about God? What does this tell us about anger?
- Where does anger come from?
- Do you feel like you are naturally dispositioned toward anger? Why or why not?
- What triggers or fuels anger in you?
- What are some consequences of anger that you have observed or experienced?
- “You are what you eat.” How does this apply spiritually?
- What are the distinctions between “good” anger and “bad” anger? How can you tell the difference? What are some examples of good and bad ways of controlling anger?
- What is the link between pride, lust, envy, entitlement and anger?
- How can anger be conquered? How does the gospel accomplish this for us?
- How would you answer this question – “What am I defending that makes me so angry?” Ask God to search your heart and reveal any hidden idols you are defending or hypocrisy leading to anger.