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  • Do You Need a Heart Transplant?

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    If you’re going to get control of anger in your life, you must base your identity in Jesus, understanding that he loves you unconditionally, that you are his, that you are valuable, and that he has a purpose and plan for your life.

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  • Anger Yields Anger, Wisdom Yields Patience

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    Hurt people hurt people. When someone hurts you, it’s because they’ve been hurt. Unkind people have never felt kindness. Unloving people feel unloved. When someone is rude, bitter, unkind, sarcastic, mean spirited, or arrogant, they are shouting with all of their behaviors, “I am in pain! I need massive doses of love! I do not feel secure!” Because secure, loved people don’t act that way. The person who feels deeply loved and deeply secure is generous and gracious to other people.

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  • Before You Retaliate, Calculate the Cost

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    If you calculate the cost of anger, you’re less likely to get angry when somebody’s pushing your buttons.

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  • Personalize God’s Word to Change Your Life

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    God’s Word will never change your life until you let it become personal. It’s not about your neighbor, your friend, your spouse, or the stranger down the street. God’s Word must be applied to your life. The Bible won’t become dynamic until it becomes specific.

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  • What to Do with Biblical Truth

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    When you discover the truth in God’s Word, there are four things you need to do with it:

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  • Cut Others Some Slack

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    The Bible says wisdom is full of mercy and good deeds: “The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17 NIV).

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  • Wise People Consider Other People’s Feelings

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    Two of the biggest mistakes we make in relationships are when we react to what people say and not how they feel and when we invalidate someone else’s feelings because we don’t feel that way ourselves.

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  • Three Sure Ways to Create Conflict

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    Wise people are peacemakers, not troublemakers. Wise people don’t carry a chip on their shoulder. They’re not always looking for a fight, and they don’t intentionally antagonize other people.

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  • What Will Be Your Contribution?

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    What will be the contribution of your life? Are you going to use your God-given talents and abilities to benefit yourself or other people?

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  • Are You Self-centered or God-centered?

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    In other words, who or what are you going to live for? There are a lot of options. You can center your life around a career, a sport, a hobby, making money, or having fun.

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