Title: No Offence, but…: Dealing With Offences
Text: Luke 17:1-4
It is inevitable that people around us will offend us. How should we respond to them in a Christian manner?
What are some things that people do that will offend you or make you feel irritated?
How do you usually deal with annoyances and offences?
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?
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?
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?
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.
The way we handle offence influences the end results of the offence. How then can we navigate this offence-filled life? Join us and find out how you can handle the offences in your life.