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The Seven Deadly Sins: Anger

June 11, 2017 Speaker: Tom Mercer Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

Passage: James 1:19-20


Quotes referenced in the Sermon:

"There's nothing wrong with getting angry to a degree if somebody slights your reputation, but why are you ten times--a hundred times--more angry about it than some horrible injustice being done to people in anohter part of the world? Because...if what you're really looking to for your signficance and security is people's approval or a good reputation or status or something like that, then when anything gets between you and the thing you have to have, you become implacably angry. You have to have it. You're over the top. You can't shrug it off." (Tim Keller, "The Healing of Anger")

"Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back--in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are woofing down is yourself. The skelton at the feast is you." (Frederick Beuchner, Wishful Thinking)

"Justice is the proclaimed motive for every manifestation of wrath." (Fairlie)

"Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one." (Ben Franklin)

"Righteous anger therefore expresses the desire to punish injustice, not because we delight in the evil of punishment as evil, but because punishment is required to redress a wrong. The end that moves the rightly angered person is the good of justice, a desire for things to be made right between persons." (Kevin DeYoung)

"Most of our anger towards others is rooted in an inability to be profoundly amazed at Christ's love for us in our sin. If you are struggling with bitterness, then it may be that the Lord is letting the very sin that is flowing from your 'anger' to be how you come to see him." (John Piper) 


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