31 short (1-sentence) sermons for overcoming anger

Inform, don’t insult.

Dispute without ill repute.

Compassion curtails conflict.

Disagree but delete disrespect.

For constructive conflict, drop contempt.

Debate without hate; there’s no need to berate.

Find a way to say what’s on your mind without being unkind.

Name calling leads to falling into an appalling lack of civility.

Engage with the wisdom of a sage, not with your rage on stage.

Express your opinion without trying to achieve dominion over others.

It’s twice as tough to be nice on your device than it is to be rude and crude.

In an unkind environment, kindness takes courage; you can bee courageous.

Anger and insults are often an attempt to hide a person’s fear and insecurity.

Profanity is loveless and disdainful — shoving your anger and pain onto others.

Love’s not a language but a lifestyle of kindness, compassion, caring for others.

To be great, don’t take any bate that’s a gateway to hate, but show God’s love instead.

If you let conflict restrict your heart and stop your compassion, you’ll soon be fighting dirty.

If you insist on being unkind to people who disagree with you, you’re going to be mean to a lot of people.

If you slice and dice people, your relationships will be as cold as ice; instead be nice.

The more you put down people, the more you’ll have to put up with their retaliation.

Fear and anger often trigger people to say and do cruel and wrongful things instead of being courageous and acting with kindness.

You can differ, oppose, and offer up a different opinion, but you’re not obligated to be obnoxious.

It’s easy to be rude if you feud, to come unglued if your opinions are hued by anger, and to be crude if you’re stewed.

When you speak the truth with love from above, that supernatural love is powerful, healing, and life-changing.

If you verbally attack there’s often a whack coming back, but if you express your view with kindness you can overcome blindness.

To avoid being toxic, take your anger, box it up, and bury it by spreading love and kindness, especially when you don’t feel like it.

Unwind and find a way to be kind when you state your mind because being rude will keep you in a bind.

When some people are labeled “good” and others labeled “bad,” things get ugly, because, like the Bible says, “All have sinned” and need repentance and forgiveness.

If those who are calling people names would closely examine their own heart and secret behaviors, they would be kinder to others.

When people have lost all their hope of resolving a conflict, they tend to lash out in unkindness, but the risen Jesus restores hope.

Human governments are temporary and external, but the kingdom of God is eternal and internal.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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