No Offense | The Way of Escape

“No Offense” Part 6 “The Way of Escape”

I Cor. 10:12-13 – NLT

Act. 24:16 – NLT

  • Offense is the trap that causes many Christians to live in unforgiveness and spiritual immaturity

Mat. 5:23-26 – NLT

  • Reconciliation often requires a great deal of humility

Heb. 12:14 – NLT

  • We grow in tough times, not the easy times

Rom. 14:19 – NLT

Mat. 5:25-26 – NLT

Mat. 18:15 – NLT

Eph. 4:1-3 – NLT

  • The bond of peace comes through humility

Rom. 12:18 – NIV

  • God is always reaching for us but He does not compromise truth for a relationship

Three things forgiveness does not do:

  1. It does not erase memory
  2. It does not restore instant trust
  3. It does not undue consequences
  • The only love that will keep us from falling is a selfless love.

No Offense | Forgiving Offense

“No Offense” Part 5 “Forgiving Offense”

  • Mark 11:25 – NLT
  • Mat. 18:21-35 – NLT
  • Mat. 6:14-15 – NLT
  • The way we forgive, release & restore those who offend us will affect the way we are forgiven
  • A person who cannot forgive has forgotten the great debt for which they were forgiven. (John Bevere)

Three points from the parable:

  1. The unforgiving servant will be imprisoned and tortured
  2. The unforgiving servant will be responsible for his own debt
  3. God will do the same to any believer who does not forgive

Rom. 12:17 – NLT

  • “Bitterness is unfulfilled revenge” (Francis Frangipane)

Col. 3:13 – NLT
Eph. 4:31-32 – NLT
Heb. 12:14-15 – NLT
*We must choose to live in freedom and forgiveness

No Offense | Know God

“No Offense” Part 4 “Know God | No Offense”

Mat. 16:13-17 – KJV

John 6:67-68 – KJV

  • When we have an attachment to Christ we will desire the illumination of His Word.
  • God often places us in situations and circumstances that expose our weaknesses and character flaws.

Mark 4:16-17 –KJV

John 6:61 – KJV

Luke 22:31-32 –KJV

Five Purposes of shaking an object:

  1. To bring it closer to its foundation
  2. To remove what is dead
  3. To harvest what is ripe
  4. To awaken
  5. To unify or mix together so it can no longer be separated

Heb. 5:8- KJV

  • Our knowledge of scripture is not enough we need obedience
  • Knowing God and His will put an end to offense in your life.

No Offense | Rejecting Offense

“No Offense” Part 3 “Rejecting Offense”

1 Sam. 24:11 – KJV

Rom. 12:19- KJV

1 Sam. 26:9 – KJV

1 Sam. 24:6-7 – KJV

*We often fail to see that though God does not send offense He allows it to mature us and to cause us to trust Him more

1 Cor. 12:18 – KJV

When you know you are where God wants you to be, the devil won’t chase you away so easily!

Psalm 92:13 – KJV

*Remember people whether leaders, family or foe cannot keep you from God’s destiny and will

Mark 4:16-17 – KJV

Will you reject offense?

No Offense | Offense in the Last Days

“No Offense” Part 2 “Offense in the Last Days” 3-13-16

Mat. 24:10-13 – KJV

Prov. 18:19- KJV

*It is in the atmosphere of “offense” that love begins to wax cold

2 Cor. 10:4-5 – KJV

*The atmosphere of “offense” is also the breeding ground for deception

I John 3:15 – KJV

1 Pet. 2:21-23 – KJV

*Overcoming offense requires we live a life of forgiveness

1 Cor. 10:13 – KJV

*God has already seen every adverse circumstance we will ever face and has already made provisions for us!

James 4:7 – KJV

Resist offense, stay free! 

No Offense | Understanding Offense

“No Offense” Part 1 “Understanding Offense”

Mat. 18:7- KJV, Luke 17:1- KJV

*It is not a question of whether you will be given the opportunity to be offended but rather what will be your response when that time comes.

2 Cor. 2:11- NIV

*Most often when we are offended it is by another fellow believer.

Psalm 55:12-14 – NIV

Two types of offended people:

1. Those that have been treated unjustly

2. Those who believe they have been treated unjustly

Rev. 3:14-19 – KJV

*God uses the fire of trials to reveal and refine our hearts

Is. 48:10 – NIV

1 Pet. 1:6-7 – KJV

Heb. 3:13- KJV

Will you live free from offense?

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