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iNsiDE oUt – ANGER

anger potANGER! We tend to think that anger is bad or that when we feel anger we are not Godly. However, there are many examples in the Bible when God states that He is angry. Exodus 32:11, and Deuteronomy 6:15 both mention that the anger of God burns. Many examples in the Old Testament tell of times when people’s behavior caused God to be angry. We can also assume that our behavior can provoke God to anger. The Spirit of the Lord can be angry too. In 1 Samuel 11:6,the Spirit of the Lord came upon Saul and he burned in anger. Therefore, the Holy Spirit within us can be angry and cause us to be angry. In Matthew 21:12, we see Jesus reacting to his anger of how people misused the temple. God is incapable of sin, and yet the Father, Son and Holy Spirit all possess anger. Therefore feeling angry is not a sin. God created us in his image and the emotion of anger is something we all possess.

This is why our Inside Out theme is important this year. The emotions within us come out as Fruit of the Spirit or as sin. The anger we have inside us, causes us to take action. We should be angry that people are dying and going to Hell. In James 1:20 it tells us that human anger does not lead to righteousness. If God describes this anger as human anger, it is safe to assume that Godly anger does lead to righteousness.

We can use the text in James chapter 1 to learn four important things about anger.

  1. Be slow to anger (vs. 19)
  2. Check to see that the anger is Godly and leads to righteousness (vs. 20)
  3. Get rid of any bad stuff in your life, be humble, and make sure you have God’s Word planted in your heart. (Little Pot’s vision lessons apply here once again).
  4. Take action! (vs. 22) Don’t just let the anger fester inside. We need to DO the Word of God and not deceive ourselves by just hearing God’s voice.

iNsiDE ouT

2015-2016 planner imageThis year at CCA we are examining ourselves (and our school) from the INSIDE OUT! Our theme verse is Romans 12:2. The Message commentary reads this way … “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the INSIDE OUT!”

Pixar’s movie with the same title came out this summer and introduced us to the five main emotions that each of us have on the inside. Emotions are sometimes confused with Fruit. However, emotions are feelings and the Fruit of the Spirit is what grows from us when we allow the Holy Spirit to take control of our emotions. Children sometimes get confused by this, especially because JOY is listed as both an emotion and a part of God’s fruit.

Emotions (Anger, Disgust, Fear, Sadness, and Joy) can lead us to growing fruit (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, and Self-Control), or emotions can lead us to sin. It is important to realize that God created us to feel through each emotion and He will use them to transform into what is the good, acceptable, perfect, will of God. –Romans 12:2.

Our saints will be examining each of the five emotions this year and discovering how we can use these feelings to grow the Fruit of the Spirit and not allow them to lead us to sin. 

We will be learning how to propagate too. For Little Pot, propagate means to reproduce fruit in other vessels. For CCA, it means we will be taking the amazing things God does INSIDE of Central Christian Academy … OUT to our community!

Click on the words below to see our talks on each emotion…