I. Memorize: Luke 17:1
1. The Greek word skan’-dal-on is translated as offense. What English word is derived from this word skan’-dal-on?
2. Who is offended by a violator?
3. Ten situations were listed where offenses can be easily acquired. In your opinion, which is the most significant source of offense?
4. The Bible lists several notables who were violated but refused to pick up the offense. Name three.
5. To whom does the responsibility for change belong?
Identify a major violation which took place in your life. Confront it factually, then forget it according to Philippians 3:13-14 … forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:10-21)