NextLevel Online: The Pentateuch

Session 8: A God who is Slow to Anger

In this session, we make observations about God’s anger and talk about God’s anger today.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Session 8 Video

Notes from Teaching Video

A God “long of nose”

The Purpose of Exodus

The Golden Calf

  • The Calf as an Anti-Ark

  • A Broken Covenant

Observations about God’s Anger

  • God’s anger is often, but not always, expressed against his own people.

  • God’s anger is logical.

  • God’s anger is measured.

  • God’s anger serves God’s ultimate redemptive purposes.

God’s Anger Today

  • God gets angry when people sin.

  • The full expression of God’s anger is more than we could bear.

  • God provided a way for his anger to be poured out for our sake.

  • Because of Jesus, God is no longer angry with us.

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • In the Old Testament, the people were warned about stirring up God’s anger. What would cause God to get angry in Deuteronomy 6:10-15? Why did this seem to matter to God?

  • The sin of going after other gods is frequently called “idolatry.” Tim Keller says an idol is anything that is more important to us than God. Now think about your life...if Deuteronomy 6:10-15 was written to you, how would you be guilty of “going after other gods”? List some examples, and try to be specific.

  • Think about what Jesus has done for you as you read Isaiah 53:2-12. What does it mean that “the punishment that brought us peace was upon him” (verse 5)? If he took away your sin and bore your punishment, what does that mean for you?

  • Many times, we may feel like God is angry, disgusted or at least deeply disappointed in us. If you have accepted Jesus, how does God see you? Make a list, starting with “In God’s eyes, I am...” Spend some time meditating on Galatians 4:4-6, 1 John 3:1 and 1 John 3:20.

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