Untriggered – Freedom From Anger

Pastor Jason Burns

June 7, 2020

You may not say I’m angry, but you’d say I’m…

  • Tired
  • Frustrated
  • Disappointed
  • Stir Crazy

“Emotions are more contagious than the flu. This dynamic is so powerful that in one study three volunteers sat silently in a circle for two minutes and at the end of the time the most emotionally expressive person transmitted his or her mood to the other two without saying a word. In every such session, the mood the most expressive person had going in was also the mood the other two felt coming out - whether it was happy, bored, anxious or angry.” – Dr. Daniel Goldman

James 1:19-25 NLT // "Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it."

Stages of Anger

  1. Mild Irritation
  2. Provoked Frustration
  3. Personal Indignation
  4. Uncontrolled Rage