The most destructive force in family life today is the anger of one or both parents. But rebellion in youth seldom goes away until parents deal, not just with anger, but with their spirit of anger.  Many people with a spirit of anger do not realize they have it!  James and John had such an intense spirit of anger that they wanted to call down fire from heaven and destroy an entire village full of people. Yet they were deceived so that they didn't know their spirits were emitting such a spirit of anger. A spirit of anger is also very contagious. Proverbs 22:24-25 explains how fathers or preachers who are blind to their own angry spirits develop followers with the same spirit. Here is an explanation of why all of man's anger is wrong.

Special note: This message comes from Dr. Davis' Anger Series, available at