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John McEnroe and Your Anger

In the summer of 1981, 22-year-old tennis phenom John McEnroe was battling fellow American Tom Gullikson in a first-round match on Wimbledon’s famed Centre Court. Along with his requisite tennis whites, McEnroe sported long, curly locks tucked under a navy-blue headband, and an already legendary temper that had prompted the British press to dub him […]

Why You Should Talk to Someone When You’re Angry

“Are you sure you’re not mad?” “I said, I’m fine.” We’ve all been there, whether on one side of the conversation or the other. Honestly, we’ve all probably been on both sides at least once in our lives—as we discussed yesterday, everyone gets angry. So why is it so hard to admit when we’re mad? […]

When Anger Controls You

Even Jesus got angry! Let’s face it, we all get angry. The Apostle Paul got angry, and yes, even Jesus got angry. But when we look at this verse from Ephesians we see that it is not the feeling of anger itself that is the problem, it is our reaction to that feeling. How do […]

Road Rage and Jesus

What’s one of your pet peeves? Is it when someone chews with their mouth open? Maybe it’s when someone uses the word “seen” in a sentence inappropriately. For me, it’s bad drivers. I’m not sure that anyone else in the world took a driver’s education course but me. Other people either drive too close to […]

Heroic: Villain of Anger Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for printable LIO Bible Study. Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.

Family Activity (5/13-14)

Weekend Recap: This weekend in CedarVille, we learned that God loves when we are kind! In all circumstances, we should be kind to others and show them that they matter! Scripture: With your family, take time to read about Jacob and Esau in Genesis 25:19-34, 27: 1-46, 32:3-21, 33:1-11. Also take some time to read […]

Yahweh Shalom

One of the most fun things for me when studying the Bible is the way the Old Testament and the New Testament complement each other. Today’s passage is a great example of the Old Covenant merging into the New. The difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant, though important, is fairly simple. The […]

God Knows Who You Are

Have you ever been afraid? If so, then you are part of a small, very selective group known as… the entire population. That’s right, you are not alone; everyone has been afraid at some point in their life. Fear is normal and completely legitimate. However, fear can cause us to act irrationally. It can make […]

Comparison Wants to Steal from You

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” Attributed to President Theodore Roosevelt, truer words have not been spoken about my life. For as long as I can remember, I have been comparing myself to others. I was the smallest kid in my class all through middle school. High school wasn’t much easier. With braces and a […]

When It’s Hard to Trust God

Have you ever had a habit that you just couldn’t seem to quit?  You would vow once more to never do “that” again. For a few days, maybe weeks, or even a month or more, you do fine. You think, “I’ve got this! This is never going to trip me up again.” Then, who knows […]