ep. 98 Anger

jasmine holmes

ep. 98 | Anger with Jasmine Holmes

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Jasmine Holmes about anger. As you’ll hear, anger is something that I personally wrestle with, and I walked away super encouraged by Jasmine’s transparency and the way in which she pointed me to Jesus.

So you’ll know her a little better, Jasmine Holmes is a wife, mom, and speaker. She and her husband, Phillip, have two sons, and they are members of Redeemer Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Learn more at jasminelholmes.com. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

  1. Can you tell us a little about who you are and what you do?

  2. What is anger? Why do we get angry? 

  3. What is a healthy way to steward the emotion of anger? 

  4. Is anger all bad? If not, what would it look like to maintain a righteous and holy anger? How can we determine when our anger is not righteous? What does the Bible have to say about it?

  5. What are some ways anger might manifest itself in our lives?

  6. How do we know when we are sinning in our anger?

  7. What is a right response if we realize we’ve been sinning in our anger?

  8. How does the gospel redeem our anger? 

  9. If we struggle with unrighteous/sinful anger, what hope do we have?

  10. Do you have any practical tips for those of us who do struggle? What’s been helpful for you in this area as you fight against sin?

THREE QUESTIONS I ASK EVERY GUEST

  1. Do you have any resources you’d recommend for those of us who want to grow in this area?

  2. What are your 3 simple joys?

  3. Who has had the greatest impact on your own journey with Jesus?

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

“By his grace, anger is not something you always have to be ruled by. You may always struggle with it, but you don’t have to be ruled by it, because your King is Christ. So, even as you struggle he still has lordship in your life and lordship over that anger. That changes everything.”

“Anger is an emotional response to either real or perceived injustice.”

“When I’m angry, it’s when I think that I deserve something that I’m not getting or that I don’t deserve something that’s happening to me.” 

“In Ephesians Paul says, ‘be angry and do not sin.’”

“How do I separate this emotional reaction from sin?” 

“If I can get a birds eye view and get outside of that moment, it’s enough to pull back and get perspective.”

“I often felt injustice and I let it bubble over inside me and the anger became bitterness.”

“We are allowed to have emotions but we need to take them to the throne of grace. God will show us how to steward our emotions to bring glory to him.”

“Is my anger taking me towards reconciliation, prayer, care towards someone, or deeper and deeper into a pit inside inside me? Anger so often moves us to action.”

“He doesn’t just leave us in our mess and in our struggle, he is conforming us to his image.”

“When we do falter, he has already paid the penalty for the sin that he did not commit.”

“By his grace, you don’t have to be ruled by your anger. As you struggle, he still has lordship over your life.”

“You are not defined by your anger, but by Christ.”

RESOURCES

Being in the Word

Changes that Heal by Henry Cloud

Anger by David Powlison

Good and Angry by David Powlison

Community

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Ephesians 4:26

James 1:19

David in the Psalms 

Matthew 21:12-13

CONNECT WITH JASMINE


DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. What does anger look like in your life?

  2. What do you see as the root of your anger?  

  3. How does the gospel redeem our anger? 

  4. What does the Bible have to say about anger?

  5. What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

SCRIPTURE MEMORY

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:19-20


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