Susan Blake April 24, 2017

This is the second class in the fifth series of classes of the Women’s Foundation series.

This class looks at what the Bible teaches about anger, depression, despair, worry, bitterness, and self-esteem and how to deal with them.

I. Basics of Anger

A. The ____________________of AngerPsalm 37:8, Proverbs 14:29, Ecclesiastes 7:9

B. God’s ____________________For Anger Colossians 3:8

II. Definition of Anger

A. ____________________Anger Psalm 7:11 Ephesians 4:26

B. ____________________Anger

1. Wrath - ____________________

In Scripture there are two types of anger defined. The first type of anger is the type that explodes and reacts. That type of anger is usually called “wrath” in the Scriptures. It could be seen with yelling or screaming, throwing things around, cursing, telling people off, attacking others verbally, calling people names, or hitting people or things, punching walls, etc.[1]

2. Anger - Simmering and ____________________The second kind of anger described in Scripture is more of the slow, inward burn. It is described as “anger” in the Bible. It is seen in clamming up, being moody, frustration, irritation, acting disgusted, glaring at people, huffing, or snorting. [2]

III. The Source and Result of Anger

A. Deeds of the ____________________Galatians 5:19-20, Romans 8:12-13, Colossians 3:5, I Thessalonians 4:1-5

B. Wrongs ____________________Prov 4:23, Matthew 12:34, Luke 10:27, James 4:1-3

C. Wrong ____________________Result Romans 6:12-13

IV. Complicating Problems With Anger

A. Always Involved ____________________I Peter 5:5

B. Always Involves Lack of ____________________Prov 29:11

C. Always Leads to Other ____________________Prov 29:22, Galatians 5:19-20, Job 4:8, Ezekiel 18:30, Prov 22:24-25

D. Always Wastes ____________________James 1:19-20

V. Resolving Sinful Anger

A. Dependence upon the ____________________Eph 4:22-24

B. ____________________and Repentance I John 5:3, John 13:34-35

C. Reoriented ____________________2 Cor 10:3-5

D. Growing ____________________Phil 2:5-11

E. ____________________Actions James 1:19-25

Recommendations for Further Study

Uprooting Anger by Robert D Jones HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOK STUDY

Controlling Anger by CCEF

Help! My Anger Is Out Of Control by Brian Borgman

What Do You Do When Anger Gets The Upper Hand by Jay E. Adams

The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo

Handling Anger Biblically CD Series by Faith Church Staff

Anger, Anxiety, and Fear by Stuart Scott

Anger and Stress Management by Wayne Mack

Keeping Your Cool by Lou Priolo

Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges

Getting a Grip by Lou Priolo

Get Outta My Face by Rick Horne

Angry at God? By Robert D. Jones

How Do I Stop Losing It With My Kids? By CCEF

Angry Children by CCEF

Living With An Angry Spouse by CCEF

Word That Hurt; Words That Heal by Carole Mayhall

[1] Anger, Anxiety, and Fear by Stuart Scott page 3

[2] Anger, Anxiety, and Fear by Stuart Scott page 3

Susan Blake


Susan teaches parenting and home schooling classes at Faith Church. She is a ACBC certified counselor at FBCM, and is a mother of five.