RAPID CITY ON A HILL, Part 2: The Path of Anger

RAPID CITY ON A HILL, Part 2: The Path of Anger

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Every week, it’s our goal to provide you with some questions to process the message deeper, either personally, or with a small group. Here are some questions for you to consider from this week’s message, “The Path of Anger”, part 2 of the RAPID CITY ON A HILL message series, with Pastor Shawn M. Shoup.


  • Matthew 5:21-26 ESV


Discuss these questions with someone—maybe a family member, friend, or member of your Connect Group. Use a communication method that works best for your situation. 

Start talking.

Find a conversation starter for your group.  

  • Have you done any home remodeling this season? Tell us about it.
  • How about new furniture? What did you get? Why?

Start thinking.

Ask a question to get your group thinking. 

  • Is anger or contentment a problem in your life? How do you respond when someone does you wrong?
  • Think about how you feel when someone reacts to you in anger or comtempt (name-calling/berating). How does it feel? How do you respond when that happens to you?

Start sharing.

Choose a question to create openness. 

  • What does it mean to you when Pastor Shawn said, “Get on top of anger early because it costs too much to wait.”?
  • Have you experienced this principle playing out in your life?

Start praying.

Be bold and pray with power. 

Father, I don’t want to harbor bitterness in my life. I hand all of my hurts and resentment over to you. Help me to love, even in difficult circumstances. Shine through me.

Amen and amen.

Start doing.

Commit to a step and live it out this week. 

  • Jesus gives us three ways to respond to anger. What can you do to:
    – Make it personal (so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with others)
    – Make it logical (as a recipient of God’s grace, I will be a conduit of grace)
    – Make it theological (as a function of worshipping God, forgive and apologize)


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