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The Sermon on the Mount: The King’s Mandate-The Attitude of Anger 2

Sermon Series: The Life of Jesus: From Creation to the Cradle to the Cross to the Crown

Sermon Title: The Sermon on the Mount: The King’s Mandate-The Attitude of Anger

Sermon Text: Matthew 5:21-26

Sermon Date: 10-16-2016


Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools. (Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV)

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1 ESV)

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. (Proverbs 15:18 ESV)

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, (Proverbs 22:24 ESV)

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. (Proverbs 29:11 ESV)

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. (Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV) 


I. The Malice of Murder verse 21

A. Not All Killing Is Forbidden

1. The Bible Does Not Forbid Capital Punishment

Genesis 9:6 by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

 Exodus 21:12  “Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death.

2. The Bible Does Not Forbid the Killing of Animals

3. The Bible Does Not Forbid Killing in Self-Defense

Exodus 22:2 If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him,


B. Types of Killing That the Bible Forbids

1. Homicide-the unlawful killing of another peron

2. Infanticide-killing babies, born or unborn.


II. The Acid of Anger verse 22

A. Types of Anger That Come Out of the Heart

1. Caustic Anger- "when you are angry with a brother"

2. Contemptuous Anger "when you call someone raca"

3. Condemning Anger-when you demean a person with words or action.


B. The Progression to Malice Ephesians 4:26-31

1. Bitterness

Bitterness is a feeling of resentment that settles down in your heart when you feel somebody has done you wrong.

2. Wrath- Greek word means to have a slow burn.

3. Anger= when wrath blows up in rage

4. Clamor-loud talking

5. Evil Speaking

6. Malice-doing something evil and hurtful


III. The Requirement for Righteousness

A. Imputed Righteousness

B. Implanted Righteousness

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