Teen's Lifelong Learning
Chapter 12 of Unoffendable:
"Anger's Fun—Except for the Boiling, Blazing, Burning Part"
1. On pp. 85–86: How is anger described in Gen 49:7; Exo 11:8; 15:7; 22:24; Lev 26:28; Deut 7:4; 1 Sam 20:30; 2 Kgs 22:17; 2 Sam 6:8; Job 4:9; 16:9; Psa 2:5; 69:24; Psa 74; Isa 9:12; 30:30; 63:3; and Lam 3:43?
2. On p. 86: Discuss this statement: "If this is, in fact, what we're supposed to do—experience 'righteous anger' whenever we're made aware of one of God's commands being broken—we'll be precisely what the world doesn't need and largely believes we already are: a bunch of uptight, seething hypocrites."
3. On p. 86: What do Eph 4:31 and Col 3:8 direct us to do with anger?
4. On p. 87: Discuss: "All this boiling, piercing, corrosive power becomes part of our lives—and destroys us."
5. On p. 87: What's the point of the story of Justice's obsession with trash?
6. On pp. 87–90: How does the author contrast self-righteousness and the "assessment of others" way of life to the "unoffendable" way of life?
7. On pp. 90–91: What does the story of the author's friend who lost a lot of sleep being angry teach us?
8. On p. 91: Discuss: "God knows how we're wired. He tells us to forgive and to get rid of anger. People made in His image would do well to listen . . . ."
9. On p. 91: Discuss: "It takes a tremendous amount of ___________, and extraordinary "_________ to ______ to hand over this desire for righteous anger."
10. On p. 91: Ultimately, in the end, what is the better thing that God has to offer us in place of constant evaluation, never-ending striving, and relentless assessment of where we, and everyone else, stand?