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Sunday Services

9:45 am Sunday School
10:45 am Sunday Worship

Echo Evangelique

(590AM WEZE Boston)
Saturday 9:00-10:00PM
88.9 FM SCA
Thursday 7:00-8:00PM

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TV Channel 23
Sunday 7:00-8:00AM

Bible Study

FRIDAY NIGHT
7:30pm Bible Study
SATURDAY MORNING
8:30am Bible Study
Sunday School
9:45am  10:30am

About TBC Anniversary

Listen to this very important announcement

Theme: Anger

 

Text: Prov. 14:29; 15:1; 18; 16:32; 19:12

 

Key Concepts:

·      Anger is an emotion experienced by all

·      We can control both the experience and the expression of anger

·      Anger can be a symptom of something else

 

As an emotion, we all struggle with anger regardless of how devout we may be. What causes us to be angry? How should we deal with anger? Anger cannot be hidden nor denied for long, it must be identified and dealt with less it causes unnecessary damages.  We will experience pain, disappointments, displeasure, insults, abuse, disrespect, rejection, shame and injustices. We will feel anger for we live in a world of sin and corruption. We must learn to manage the experience and expression of our anger or else it will control us. Controlling the expression of our anger is different from having control of the actual anger. Also, the way we chose to express our anger may be harmful to ourselves and others around us.

Anger may cause many different physical conditions including headache, insomnia, anxiety, depression, heart attack, stroke, hypertension… The bible exhorts us to be ‘slow to anger’ (Prov. 14: 29, 15:18, 16:32.) The Holy Spirit knows how detrimental anger can be. Being slow to anger speaks of the experience of anger. To be angry or wrathful in Hebrew means to be hot (as in elevated temperature); the Septuagint translate anger as longsuffering and patient in dealing with people. Someone who does not easily get angry has a peaceful and calm inner disposition. Slow to anger means to be disposed to analyzing the situation and come up with the proper reactions before acting and/or speaking (Jam. 1:19-20.) anger, like a fever, is the sign of an illness; it reveals an infection. Knowing and addressing whatever might be at the root of the anger is the correct way to handle anger. Don’t just treat the symptoms but the actual disease. 

In Genesis 4:4, God asked Cain to self-examine in order to identify the real problem and take control of both the experience and the expression of his anger and be able to act appropriately (see also Jonah 4:4, 9). God does not ask Cain why he is mad for His sake but to push Cain to analyze and address his own emotions. Without control over the experience of anger, one will say and/or do regrettable things.

Contrarily to our cultural and carnal tendencies, to restrain oneself is not the same as being a weak or being a coward. It takes courage and maturity to overlook offenses and insults. It is the very definition of kindness and gentleness to refrain from using one’s strength when one is able to. Be mindful my beloved that meekness, gentleness, self-control and kindness are some of the fruit of the Spirit of God. Self-control is not for coward and does not happen accidentally; however, it’s a Christian’s calling.

When you feel angry, accept God’s invitation to examine yourself, ask the Holy Spirit for the strength to control your reaction inside and out. For, we ‘can do all things through Christ who strengths’ us.

 

 

 

 

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575 American Legion Hwy
Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: 617-323-3107
Fax: 617-323-3165
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