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Then Jesus said to His disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come…”

-Luke 17:1

God’s are too big to hold onto an offense from my .

Avoiding an offense is but living offended is a .

A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense.

 -Proverbs 19:11

1. Not everyone overlooks an offense, only people do.

2. When I overlook an offense, it will be to “ ”.

3. To overlook an offense means I must it.

You don’t have to explain yourself to anyone because your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe you.

 -Author Unknown

4. To step over an offense, I have to .

Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.

-Proverbs 10:12

5. To overlook an offense will require .

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. Why is offense the bait and being offended the trap?

2. Share a time you were offended when the other person meant no offense.

3. Read Proverbs 19:11 again.  How does this line up with the teachings of Jesus?

4. Describe a time where you choose to overlook and offense.  How did that impact the relationship with that person?

5. Who or what is offending you right now

6.  What is your next step as a result of this message?