Brethren--Let Us Deal with Anger in a God-Pleasing Manner!

Jul 8, 2001
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Christian Life
Hymns: 248; 753; 411; 406; 782
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear heavenly Father, we come this day to worship in Your presence. Please bless us by instructing us with the truths of Your Word. Help us to control our emotions, especially our anger, so that the words we speak and the actions we undertake are spoken and done in love to your glory and our mutual blessing. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 103

First Reading: 

Numbers 20:1-13

Moses became angry with the children of Israel at Meribah when they accused him of bringing them into the wilderness to die. He failed to hallow God by what he said to the people. Because Moses vented his anger in an ungodly way, he was not permitted to enter the promised land. May God grant us the grace to deal with our anger in a proper and godly way!

Second Reading: 

John 2:13-22

Jesus was filled with righteous anger when he saw people buying and selling animals and exchanging money in the temple. He vented His anger in a godly way by cleansing the temple. Afterward he testified to God’s truth pointing out that the temple of his body would be raised in three days for the salvation of our souls.