No Offence, But… : Dealing With Offences

8 May 2023
Jasmine Poon, Executive Pastor

Title: No Offence, but…: Dealing With Offences
: Luke 17:1-4

It is inevitable that people around us will offend us. How should we respond to them in a Christian manner?

General Questions:

  1. What are some things that people do that will offend you or make you feel irritated?

  2. How do you usually deal with annoyances and offences?

Perspective Questions:

  1. The preacher shared three root issues that might lead to people being easily offended; pride, insecurities, and victim-mentality. What does the Bible tell us about each of these issues? How can that help us deal with offences in a Christ-like manner?

  2. Read 1 Peter 3:8-18. In the world, it is normal that you should retaliate when offended. Yet, the values of the Kingdom of God tell us to do likewise. Based on the text, why should we repay evil with good? What can we hold on to when we encounter injustice and grievances?

  3. To forgive is to let go of offences. Read Matthew 6:12-15 and Matthew 18:21-35. What does it say about the reason we forgive? 

Application Questions:

  1. How can we take steps to forgive someone who offends us? What truths can we hold onto that will encourage us to forgive even when it hurts? Let’s pray for each other to look to the Cross where we find our reason to extend grace to others.