You’re Not the Boss of Me – Anger
Small Group Time:
Talking through the message during the week helps you and your group turn what God is saying to you into action steps. Begin with key questions, add any optional Scriptures and questions if needed, and then wrap up by deciding on your next steps.
We all monitor our behavior to some degree. This keeps us out of trouble and helps us in our personal and professional relationships. But Jesus invites his followers to take monitoring a step further. We are called to consider the fact that so much is determined by what’s inside of us. What would happen if we took a little time & did the dirty work of working on the emotions that compete for control? Could our lives be considerably better? We think so. It’s time to say, “YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME.”
- On a scale from 1 to 10, how fearful are you?
- When fear comes your way, what is your go-to coping mechanism?
- Which would you say creates the most fear… (1) Dangerous Things or (2) Change?
- Read Matthew 8:23–27 and the same account in Mark 4:35-41.
- What stands out to you?
- What details does Matthew point out that Mark doesn’t and vice versa?
- If you could summarize the point of this story in one sentence, what do you think the authors are tryingto get across?
- Read Matthew 10:28–31. What are some things people fear that can “kill the body but cannot kill the soul”?
- What is your biggest fear about the future?
- What would it look like or sound like for you to take Peter’s advice and “cast all your cares on Jesus”?
• What’s one thing you will do this week as a result of something you learned from this message?