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Bits and Bytes

Posted by Rick on September 17, 2007

Here are some “sound bites” from last night’s sermon on “Don’t Murder”.

  • Unresolved anger in our hearts can spread to others
  • Anger in our hearts can lead to actions that won’t please or honor God.
  • Hatred of your brother with unresolved relationships directly effect your relationship with God in a negative manner.
  • Unchecked anger in your heart moves you into an arena where you pass the accountability stage to men to your being accountable to God directly.
  • “…whoever says ‘you fool’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.” Matt 5:22c
  • For most church people, this commandment deals with the attitudes of our hearts, not the actions of our hands.
  • Satan is interested in getting Christians to cross the line from agitation to anger.
  • “Be angry, yet do not sin.” Eph 4:26
  • Being angry with someone then assassinating their character with gossip and slander is the same as murder in God’s eyes.
  • If hate and anger is not confessed and dealt with, it produces a wrath that grows stronger and stronger until it seeks to destroy.
  • God won’t accept our worship or our offerings if we harbor hate and anger towards our brother.

I sincerely hope that if you are angry at someone you will deal that that person instead of stewing about it.  When you are the one angry, you are the one that suffers.  The person who has offended you is getting a good night’s sleep, isn’t consumed with the problem in the waking hours, AND may be totally unaware that you are (still) angry.

Again I say, “Forgiveness is the key to a healthy life.”

Bro Rick

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