Everyone is so offended these days. So wronged by others and their wrong opinions. But what if your opinion wasn’t offendable?
Notes And Next Steps
Colossians 3:11-14 + Part 2 of the series “Vivid"
Don’t be so offendable.
Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. (Colossians 3:11)
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12)
God chose you to live that way, because he knows you can live that way.
Put on your uniform.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:13,14)
SPIRITUAL NEXT STEP
Think about an irritation in your life that you can see differently, not as a victim, not offended, but through the eyes of Jesus. Instead of complaining, what can you be thankful for? How can you see it differently?
- What kind of jobs come with a uniform that make the person wearing it really believe that they fit the mission?
- Read Colossians 3:12. Now look up Bible verses related to these virtues. What do you appreciate about each of these verses? What is the common theme? Compassion (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). Kindness (Titus 3:4). Humility (Philippians 2:5–8). Gentleness (Matthew 21:5). Patience (Romans 2:4).
- Take a minute right now to think about an irritation in your life that you can see differently, not as a victim, not offended, but through the eyes of Jesus. Instead of complaining, what can you be thankful for? How can you see it differently?
- What are some prayer requests that would help a person who has been wronged forgive the person who hurt them? Can you list at least 5?
- How can CrossLife better “move the fence” as we seek to connect people to Jesus?