OFFENSES WILL COME Luke 17:1-4 (11/15/18)

                                                   Offenses Will Come
Luke 17: 1-4

I.    Offenses (vs. 1-2)

a. The word “offenses” is the Greek word (skandalon) and is the word for a trap or snare.

In this passage does it seem the “trapper” is doing his own bidding or for someone else?

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b. Jesus states that it is impossible that no offenses should come…what does that mean for us? ______________________________________ ______________________________________
c. Does the person involved in putting a stumbling block before others to trip them up get a

pass for their part?  ____________________________________________________________
d. The word “woe” Greek (ouai) a warning of judgment or doom for those who cause offenses.  

What here is described a preferable punishment to what they will receive? _________________

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e. Matthew 18:1-10 is a parallel passage that expands our insight into these verses. Who is in

view as under the Lord’s protection? _______________________________________________
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f. Does this passage mean that the Lord will never allow anything bad to happen to His children? _____________________________________________________________________________
g. How does Roman’s 12:19 help us give place to wrath and not take matters into our own hands

or even keep track of the wrongs? _________________________________________________
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II.    Take Heed to Yourselves (vs. 3-4)

a. Why does Jesus exhort His followers to “take heed to yourselves?” Isn’t it easier to take heed

to others and what they are doing? ________________________________________________
b. What are we to do if our brother sins (against us)?  _________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________  
c. What precedes forgiveness in this text? ___________________________________________
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d. What is the limit on the number of times you must forgive if they repent?  _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________
e. Is this exhortation easy to do? __________________________________________________

III.    Application:  When you are attacked it is easy to forget that people are not the enemy…

but pawns used by the enemy.  How do Jesus words in Luke 6:28 help guide our actions? ______________________________________________________________________________

 

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