the pastors are still teaching on the Sermon on the Mount, but are going after 6 things that cause separations in our relationships with God and others.
the series is called “6 Degrees of Separation”
here is the great logo by amazing artist Jody Wissing.
the topic this week was Anger. something i deal with on pretty much a daily basis.
the passage of scripture was as follows: Matthew 5:21-26
21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’22But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. 26Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.
the main idea of this passage is that Jesus is trying to get to our Hearts. at the heart of murder, there is anger. anger severs right relationships. anger separates us from life. the truth in this is that we should be quick to forgive and to also ask for forgiveness, so that our anger does not hinder our relationships both with God and with others.
who or what are you angry with or about?