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
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