Samson - Week Two
Samson was empowered by the Spirit, but lead by his emotions.
WHAT MAKES A STRONG MAN WEAK?
Judges 14:11 - Judges 15:5
HOW TO RID YOURSELF OF ANGER
DROP IT: Control your anger before it controls you.
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out Proverbs 17:4 ( NIV)
SLOW DOWN AND LISTEN
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. James 1:19-20 (NLT)
BE PROACTIVE NOT REACTIVE
"In your anger do not sin" Ephesians 4:26 (NIV)
How we handle our ANGER depends on how well we are PREPARING ourselves.
3 LIFE-GIVING RYTHMS
Reflective - Relational - Recreational
Get a handle on your ANGER before it gets a HANDLE on you.