Summary: Part 4 of our series looks at Anger, and how anger can grow into our master, enslaving us.

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They Must be Giants

4 – Anger

Pastor Bruce A. Shields

House of Faith Ministries



Most of us are all familiar with the story of David & Goliath.

1 Samuel 17

We are continuing our series entitled “They Must be Giants!”

We have spoken on;

† Unforgiveness

† Fear

Un-forgiveness can hold us captive to ourselves.

Un-forgiveness can literally make us a slave to it.

Fear can cause us to make irrational decisions, or even do nothing at all.

Remember these points from David & Goliath over the next few sermons;

The battle between the Palestinians and the Israelites was a spiritual one.

† David had the Holy Spirit just as all of those who belong to God have access to.

† David recognized the battle was spiritual even though everyone around him could not. He was walking in the spirit, not by sight, but by faith.

† When David faced the giant, he knew the battle was not a man against a giant, but a giant against a man of God.

† The battle was the Lord’s!

We must remember these points in our lives as well when we face things.

1. It’s a spiritual battle

2. We have the Holy Spirit

3. The battle is the Lord’s

Today we are talking about Anger.

There are two types of anger, righteous anger, and unrighteous or sinful anger.

The Giant we are speaking on today is obviously unrighteous or sinful anger.

Anger is NOT an emotion.

Anger IS a behavior.

And behaviors can be changed.

We can not control our emotions, but we can control our behaviors.

Anger is NOT an emotion.

Anger IS a behavior.

And behaviors can be changed.

Science has shown through extensive case studies over the years that there are only 2 root emotions, and everything else is a behavior that will arise from one of these two emotions.

The two emotions are LOVE and FEAR.

All of our behavior will arise from one of these two emotions.

Unrighteous or sinful anger is a behavior that arises from the emotion of fear.

In fact, all negative behavior arises from an unconscious, fear based state of stress.

When God has righteous anger, that behavior comes from what emotion? The answer is love.


Psalm 7:11

God is a righteous judge,

a God who expresses his wrath every day.

Wrath is another word for anger.

God is a righteous judge, and expresses His anger every day.

His anger towards what?

Well if He is righteous, then His anger is toward – unrighteousness.

And this behavior of anger towards unrighteousness arises from what emotion?


Why, because we know it is God’s will that ALL are saved and come to a knowledge of the truth which is Jesus Christ.

That is the beginning of our righteousness. Not that we are righteous, but because we submit to our Lord and belong to Him who is righteous.

So there are only two emotions, love and fear.

All behaviors such as anger will come from one of these emotions.

Unrighteous or sinful anger arises from fear, and righteous anger arises from love.

Unrighteous or sinful anger is one of the bigger giants many face today.

Anger, like most of the giants we face, wants to make us its slave.

It wants to control us and our lives.

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