May 15, 2022

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We’re still in a series called Hi-Yah!. We’re going to learn how to be like ninjas who take off old, bad habits and put on new, good habits that help us be more like God. In 1 Samuel 24, David doesn’t kill Saul. There are lots of times when we get angry at others — maybe because they’ve played a prank on us or said something unkind. When someone hurts or frustrates us, we may be tempted to react out of anger. But Jesus can change our hearts and minds to help us have self-control instead. That’s what we need to know today.

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  • What are some situations that make you angry?
  • What are some ways you can react when you’re angry?
  • How does reacting negatively affect others?
  • How does it affect them when you show self-control?

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When we take off old habits and put on new habits, we are changing the way our minds think and becoming more like God. There’s a verse in the Bible that tells us how God wants us to be made new in our hearts and in our minds. It’s from Ephesians 4:23, "Be made new in your hearts and in your thinking." 

TalkBoxes.pngPrayer Prompts

During your prayer time, ​​say a prayer that includes:

  • That Jesus would help make you new in your heart and in your thinking
  • That any time you feel angry, you would put on self-control and choose to do what is right and pleasing to God

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