A God of Wrath

A God of Wrath

Is there room in our theology for divine wrath?
Single Session Bible Study

Overview

The Old Testament gives us many terrifying accounts of how God executed his wrath on Israel and surrounding nations. In today's civilized society, expressing anger is considered a weakness. Have we civilized God too? Have we made him in our own image, or do we accept his right to be angry and punish? This study will examine this question.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Job 5:17-18; Psalm 7:11-13; 30:5; 103:8-14; Proverbs 3:11-12; Isaiah 54:7-8; Jeremiah 7:3-7; 26:12-13; 30:15, 23-24; Lamentations 3:31-40; Hosea 5:13-6:3; Jonah 3:1-4:11; Micah 7:18-20; Nahum 1:1-3; Acts 5:1-11; Romans 1:18-32; Hebrews 3:7-11

LEADER'S GUIDE

• The Issue

Sample questions:

Can a person come to God through his love alone, without considering his judgment?

What must accompany wrath to give a true picture of God?

• The Scriptures

Sample Scriptures:

Lamentations 3:31-40: What must happen for God to stop his wrath?

Jonah 3:1-4:11: What did Jonah learn about God's wrath?

• The Application

Sample application questions:

How might our society's beliefs concerning human anger have affected our beliefs concerning God's wrath?

What might happen to how Christians feel about God's wrath if they too feel angry about sin?

ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY

Sleepers in the Hands of an Angry God, by William Eisenhower (April 1987, 5 printed pages)

Total number of pages - 8

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