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But I Say: Even if you are angry with someone

About This Talk

In this first message in our “Kingdom Grace: But I Say” series, James Fokkens examines what Jesus had to say about anger. He distinguishes different types of anger and points to the sort of anger you must avoid. With a refreshingly practical approach, he helps you to tackle deep-seated anger and encourages you to understand the concepts of grace, forgiveness, reconciliation and love.

Three Types of Anger

Passive

Aggressive

Assertive

About The Series

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:17-20

Kingdom Grace: But I Say

In our series “Kingdom Grace – But I Say“ we continue our journey through Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount, delving into some of the most challenging and often avoided topics such as murder, anger, adultery, divorce, vows, revenge, and loving enemies. Rather than pointing out our flaws or condemning us, Jesus’ message is about helping us realise our need for His beautiful, saving grace—a grace that reaches deeper, stretches further, and spreads wider than we can ever fully comprehend.

Each week, we will explore the structure Jesus uses in Matthew 5, beginning with “You have heard it said” to refer back to the high standards set by the Old Testament law and how the Pharisees interpreted that law. Instead, Jesus says “But I say” and sets a new level of righteousness which we cannot achieve on our own, but only through grace.

As we navigate these difficult scriptures, we hope first-time guests and long-time members will feel the overwhelming sense of grace that Jesus offers. Through practical takeaways, we aim to provide guidance on how to flee from lust, forgive others, speak the truth, and love our enemies. Ultimately, this series is about drawing people back to the heart, love, and grace of Jesus, making His teachings relevant to our lives today.

Join us in this transformative journey and discover how His boundless grace can touch and change every part of your life.  And invite a friend to join you or watch online via the link mkcc.org.uk/live.

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