The Main Focus: Righteous Anger
Often when we are young our emotions can easily get the best of us. Out of all the particular things we feel, anger in our youth is shown through fits & acting out and more often than not it is because someone has crossed us or our hopes and desires. In today s lesson we will look at why that is, while also seeing a righteous type of anger that isn t primarily concerned with self but with God and others as the party being crossed.
‚Ä¢ Key Passages: John 2:13-22
‚Ä¢ Scripture & Discussion:
- Has there been a time that you got really angry or upset? Why?
- Has there been a time you tried to defend someone or something?
- Why was Jesus so angry? (John 2:14,16)
- How do we know? (John 2:15)
- What authority does Jesus have?
- How does Jesus show His power? (John 2: 18-22)
In our sin we have stirred God s wrath, anger, towards us but we are removed from under it by His grace towards us on the cross. Through the destruction of Jesus body and His raising from the dead we find life.
‚Ä¢ Practical Questions:
- What makes you angry?
- Is this anger stirred by a violation against you or against God?
‚Ä¢ Memory Verse:
Jesus answered them Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. (John 2:19 ESV)