RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 10TH MAY 2020
TOPIC: MANAGING ANGER (PART 2)
SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN
1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
O how I love Thee well,
I am happy, it makes me glad
To rejoice at Thy birth.
2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Thy friend friendship suits me well,
Both young and will sing Thy song,
We long for Sunday School.
3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee.
4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessing on Thee.
5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Though the sun be so bright,
Or if the clouds be black with rain,
I’ll be in Sunday School.
6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
I rejoice to see Thee,
Will thou pass over me today?
Without my being blest?
Father, help me to be meek, calm and exercise restraints in the face of provocation.
MEMORY VERSE: Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. Psalms 37:8
BIBLE PASSAGE: NUMBERS 20:8-12
Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.
And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
TODAY’S OPEN HEAVENS: OPEN HEAVENS 10 MAY 2020
It is important to re-emphasis that anger is valid emotion and is not always sinful. God allows for “righteous anger” which is anger with the proper focus, the proper motivation, the proper control, the proper duration and the proper result.
Our problem is that our temper is often motivated by selfishness and directed towards other people instead of toward sin (Eph. 4:31). Managing anger is an important life skill. Thankfully, God’s word contains principles regarding how to handle anger in a godly manner, and how to overcome sinful anger.
TEXT REVIEW: Numbers 20:8-12
One major reason God denied Moses to lead the children of Israel to the Promised Land was because of unbelief. God said “Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.” V.12.
1. CAUSES AND DANGERS
A. Questions: what are the causes of anger?
i. Relational misunderstanding. Genesis 13:7-8, 1 Sam. 20:30
ii. Pride. Esther 3:5
iii. Frustration/Job Pressure. Numbers 20:10
iv. Grievous words. Prov. 15:1
v. Feeling of being cheated. 2 Kings 6:28-29; Luke 15:25-28
vi. Injustice. Matt. 18:32-34
vii. Abuse. 2 Sam. 13:14, 16, 22
viii. Memory of a traumatic experience, infidelity, stress, financial issues.
ix. Poor social, environmental situation, etc.
B. Question: What are the dangers of untamed anger?
i. It can shatter communication and tear apart relationship
ii. It can break fellowship and bring damage to the church
iii. It can run both joy and health of many
iv. It can result in bitterness and resentfulness
v. It can lead to self destruction and destruction of properties.
vi. It can harm others physically and emotionally
vii. It can lead to murder
viii. It can hinder one from making Heaven. Matt. 5:21-22, 1 John 3:15, Psalm 37:7, Gen. 49:7; 5:19-22
CLASS ACTIVITY 1:
What are the links between anger, emotion and health?
2. HOW TO HANDLE ANGER BIBLICALLY
A. How can believers manage anger without sin?
i. Recognise and admit your error. Prov. 28:13; 1 John 1:9
ii. View anger as a trial of faith. James 1:2-4:; Gen. 50:20
iii. Depend on God to manage your anger. Gen. 50:19; Rom. 12:19
iv. Avoid revenge. Do good for evil. Gen. 50:21; Rom. 12:21
v. Effective communication and understanding. Prov. 15:21; Eph. 4:15; 4:25-26, 29-32
vi. Set limit to anger (“No matter what, I can’t go to that extent”) Matt. 7:6
vii. Avoid anger factor (man or situation)
B. Question: How can we overcome anger?
i. Tell it to God in prayer
ii. Rely on the word of God and Holy Spirit
iii. Do not let anger tarry with you.
iv. Follow peace with all men. Rom. 12:18; Heb. 12:14
v. Do not keep record of offence till the other day. Mark 11:25
vi. Learn to forgive offenders
vii. Bear fruit of the Spirit of peace, patience and self control. Gal. 5:22-23
viii. Do not lose your temper.
CLASS ACTIVITY 2:
What is the relationship between being slow to anger and holiness
Believers cannot be angry beyond the Biblical limit
Since we may not be able to control the way others would behave or react to situation, at least, we can control the way we react. Therefore, the word, “behave yourself” is appropriate to manage anger.
How can we overcome anger?
Father, help me to overcome anger.
Identify 5 things which quickly provoke you to anger and cry to God to help you overcome them