Series: Let's Talk About It | Week 1: Anger
Read Exodus 17:4 and 1 Peter 3:8-9“Then Moses cried out to the LORD, ‘What should I do with these people? They are ready to stone me!’” - Exodus 17:4“Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and He will grant you His blessing.” - 1 Peter 3:8-9Discover1. Where does Moses take his own fear and questions?2. What does Peter instruct us to do with insults and evil against us? Why?3. What is the result of living in such a manner?RespondWho are people that you lead or interact with on a regular basis? Chances are, someone has ruffled your feathers over the past ten months. Follow the example of Moses, and instead of responding back to their complaints and criticism, take them to God in prayer. Ask Him the same thing Moses prayed: “What should I do with these people?” And then pray for the kind of heart that Peter talks about. For Further Learning: How Do I Process Personal Criticism?*For more practical resources related to this week’s readings, visit tpcc.org/anger.**TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool. For Families with Kids at Home
Re-read 1 Peter 3:8-9, and when you see “each other” “people” or “them,” think of your kids’ names. Ask God to help you model humility and tenderheartedness toward your kids.