Bursting With Anger Science Object Lesson

8 Feb

Spiritual Connection: Controlling Anger

Supplies: 2 balloons, flame (candle, lighter, match), water

When we worship God, we take our eyes off ourselves and place them on Him. However, when we get busy with our lives and forget to spend time worshiping Him, we become more focused on ourselves.

(Blow up a balloon and tie.)  When we are focused on ourselves, we tend to get angry easier. Instead of calmly dealing with people who make us upset, we get mad. We can explode with anger. (Place the balloon over the flame. It will pop.)

However, when we take time to worship God and be filled with His word and His Spirit, we find that when we are pushed to become angry, He helps us stay calm. (Pour ¼ cup of water into the other balloon. Not the balloon.)  When we are put over the “fire,” we can rely on God’s strength to not lose control and burst with anger. (Hold the balloon over the fire. It will not pop.)

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. James 1: 19-20

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3 Responses to “Bursting With Anger Science Object Lesson”

  1. Melodie Stormann February 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    What a cool object lesson! I can’t wait to do this next Sunday!

  2. Belinda Letchford May 27, 2012 at 4:33 am #

    Thank you for this – I shared this lesson at church today. It went well…. more importantly it was a timely lesson even for myself!

    • Dienna G. June 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

      So glad you were able to use it. Blessings on your ministry!

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