5 Ways To Mismanage Anger

Introduction

We’ve been conditioned, in some ways, to believe that anger is bad, wrong, and generally not a good thing. No wonder, considering that anger is often behind many of the uglier things we see in this old world of ours. Anger seems to be the driving emotion behind a lot of destructive behaviors.


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A Tale Of Three Men – Part 3

Meet Absalom, The Third King

Absalom, the third son of King David by his wife Maacah, seemed to have everything going for him, but like other tragic figures in the Bible, he attempted to take what was not his. Absalom’s story is one of pride and greed, about a man who tried to overthrow the plan of God. Instead, his life ended in a violent downfall.


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A Tale Of Three Men – Part 2

Meet David, The Second King

King David was a man of contrasts. At times he was single-mindedly devoted to God, yet at other times he failed miserably, committing some of the most serious sins recorded in the Old Testament.


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A Tale Of Three Men – Part 1

Meet Saul: The First King
 
King Saul had the honor of being Israel’s first king, but his life turned into a tragedy for one reason. Saul did not trust in God.

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5 Smooth Stones

5 Smooth Stones

 

Finishing what we start is not an easy discipline to implement in our lives. For a variety of reasons it can be all too easy to abandon things and leave them unfinished. Sometimes it’s boredom that undermines our good intentions.

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Defiant Hope

HOPE AGAINST ALL ODDS

Romans 15:13 (NLT)

13 I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Angry Like Jesus

Angry Like Jesus

It’s crazy how easily offended we can be. Why are we always seemingly dealing with an offense? Not just in our families, but in workplaces and schools. In our churches, it happens there too. Even though you would expect a higher standard to be understood and lived out in accountability.


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Equal Parts Gifted And Imperfect

The thing about great leadership is that even though there is no concise way to describe it, we all know when we’ve experienced it. I believe that is why we are drawn to Jesus, even before we ever recognize him as our Savior.

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Concealed & Revealed

CONCEALED AND REVEALED

Proverbs 25:2

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, to search out a matter is the glory of kings. (NIV)

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Zipporah Moses’ Black Wife

Numbers 12 (NLT)
1 While they were at Hazeroth, Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because he had married a Cushite woman. 2 They said, “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses? Hasn’t he spoken through us, too?” But the Lord heard them.

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Interrupted

 

“Caleb interrupted, called for silence before Moses and said, “Let’s go up and take the land now. We can do it”. Num.13:30

What could be so urgent that Caleb had to interrupt a meeting with Moses and the people and called for silence? A  distorted perspective of the land that God had promised and an internal vision of themselves that was equal to that of a grasshopper.

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Songs Of Hope & Restoration – Part 4

Stop dwelling on the past. Don’t remember these former things.
I am doing something brand new, something unheard of. Even now it sprouts and  grows and matures. Don’t you perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and open up flowing stream in the desert.”
    (Isaiah 43:19)


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Songs Of Hope & Restoration – Part 3

28 His intelligence is unlimited;
    he is never puzzled over what to do!
29 He empowers the feeble
    and infuses the powerless with increasing strength.
30 Even young people faint and get exhausted;
    athletic ones may stumble and fall.


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Songs Of Hope & Restoration – Part 2

Habakkuk 3:17-19 New Living Translation (NLT)

17 Even though the fig trees have no blossoms,
    and there are no grapes on the vines;
even though the olive crop fails,
    and the fields lie empty and barren;
even though the flocks die in the fields,
    and the cattle barns are empty,


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