Summary: We must exercise godly wisdom when a friend becomes a foe. This can be part of ministry? Stay calm, cool and collected. Align your attitudes and emotions with the Bible.
TURN FROM FRIEND TO FOE? ANGER FESTERS...
GOD TEACH ME TO TAKE THE HEAT OUT OF MY PROBLEMS...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
DO YOU HAVE A PROGRESS REPORT SYSTEM?
I. ANGER ALWAYS FESTERS:
HOW DID I GET THIS WAY? MENTALITY EVALUATE AWAY THE BLESSING...
HOW DO YOU CHANGE A MAN THAT WALKED AND TALKED WITH JESUS ON A DAILY
BASIS... HE KNEW MIRACLES? HE ATE THE BOYS BISCUITS AND FISH?
HE SAW THE BLIND PEOPLE SEE? HE SAW CRIPPLE PEOPLE JUMP, RUN AND FILLED
WITH JOY... HOW DO YOU TURN A DISCIPLE INTO A JUDAS?
A. IF JESUS KNEW... Jesus would known this SINNER...
B. Weeping, washing, drying... AND KISSING...
THE KISS OF THE ANOINTING...
Luke 7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the
Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat
in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe
them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man,
if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him:
for she is a sinner.
C. DO WE UNDERSTAND WHAT UNRESOLVED ANGER CAN DO?
Never under-estimate the power of resentment, hate, jealousy, excessive tempers,
PROTRACTED BITTERNESS and ANGER CAN DO...
Mark 14:3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came
a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box,
and poured it on his head.
4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of
the ointment made?
5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor.
And they murmured against her.
D. JUDAS NEVER WAS MOTIVATED BY THE VISION OF THE CROSS...
Matthew 26:7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment,
and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
E. HOW DID JUDAS TRAVEL FROM FRIEND OF JESUS... TO FOE?
Matthew 26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted
with him for thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
F. JUDAS WAS NOT ALWAYS ONE THAT WOULD BETRAY?
Did you know you can not have LIGHT without having HEAT?
What on earth CAN TURN a loving, loyal person from FRIEND TO FOE?
H. God teach me to take the heat out of external and internal problems.
I. EXAMPLE: EARL PITTS... ANGER FESTERS...
There was a farm boy from MISSOURI that was raised by a good Christian family.
He attended high school and was a member of the FFA, Future Farmers of America.