The outcome of offense
The aim of this uGroup is to help members realise that you are the steward of your own heart.
To shine light on that “the enemy’s agenda is destruction, his strategy is division and his tactic is offense” –Steven Furtick.
It is important that you do a fun and welcoming icebreaker and get people of their seats.
Option for an ice breaker – The name game
People can divided into two equal teams. Two rows need to be formed with two people facing each other from each team. Two people need to hold up a blanket, separating the two teams. While the blanket is held up at the ends the teams on each side needs to shuffle. When the teams is done shuffling, the blanket is dropped and the persons facing each other must shout out the name of the person in front of them. First person to get the name wins a point.
Introduce the message by asking the following question:
- What is the meaning of the word offense to you?
originally was the name of the part of a trap to which the bait is attached, hence, the trap or snare itself
a snare, stumbling-block, cause for error
To take offense literally means to step into a trap the enemy has set.
Read the scripture in Luke 17:17
The following could be relevant questions to ask:
- What do you get from the scripture?
- Why do we take offense?
To take offense is rooted in a false perspective of security
- What is the effect of offence on a person?
- What is your natural response to someone who sin against you?
- What does the word of God says should be our response be to offense?
- What does it mean to cover an offense?
When you cover an offense, you give grace and empathy to the offender.
End with the quote:
Any song should work.
The word should minister by itself
Pray for, where members feel they are trapped in situations where they took offense or are easily offended.
Other ministering as led.