When Pastor Virgie Baker volunteered to share his heart, you knew this dude really cared about kids.
Anger can be good or bad, destructive, instructive or constructive.
People can use anger to cause pain or influence change. Compassionate folks are angry about things that hurt children. It's time for us to do more to protect children on both sides of the womb.
Thank you Pastor Evangelist Virgie Baker. You brought knowledge, insight and wisdom straight from God's heart, through your heart and into the hearts of young people. Jesus loves you and so do we.
The YWAP Lesson for the night is on Anger & Resentment. The Lesson is posted below. Please feel free to use it in your youth group.
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YWAP Teen Action Night At The Bread 1-23-20
- Words of New Beginnings: “Your past does not have to define your future. Make a decision to follow a path of greater potential.”
- Resentment is “resending” a bad memory back into your heart and causing a greater wound.
- Resentment is a weak emotional response that only serves to further embitter a resentful person.
- The world is unfair, resentment only serves to recreate unfairness.
- Let unfairness become a key to learning how to create greater fairness in your life, and in the folks around you.
- Ø Accept others the way they are. Hold them accountable when necessary, but do it with grace, not anger. None of us are without faults, we will make mistakes. When you hammer someone who made a mistake, it’s like being a hypocrite. Treat other folks the way you want to be treated.
- Ø Silence is golden. The person who learns how to keep his mouth shut in the face of hard times is often viewed as a strong person. It’s easy to complain, it’s harder to be quiet during times of unfairness. Think quietly and meditate on a better solution that showing anger.
- Ø Emptiness is a state of readiness to be filled with something. Choose this day what you want to be filled with. Anger is like a volcano that will fill you to exploding. Peace is like a river that wells up in your soul. Peace will take you through the valleys where death has cast its shadow. Peace will take you over the mountains of life.
“Complain if you must, but don’t lash out. Keep your mouth shut, and let your heart do the talking. Build your case before God and wait for His verdict. ~ Psalm 4:4-5 (MSG)
Jesus Loves You And So Do We.