Offended?

Presented July 24, 2011 by Pastor Eric Cuenin


Making Sense of Offense

  • It’s a violation; it can cause resentment
  • What offends you?
  • Are you easily offended?
  • Ever consider your own offenses?
  • Does the Bible offend you or has it ever offended you?

Jesus Christ as an Offense

  • Are you surprised? 1 Cor 1:18-25
  • Christmas, CRU, public forums, prayer in His name, evangelizing, etc
  • Rom 9:33, those who know Him will not be disappointed.
  • Do you feel offended by how He is treated?

The Gospel Message as an Offense

  • Rom 1:16; 1 Cor 1:18, 23; They despise the message of Salvation.
  • Struggle with His sacrificial death
  • Struggle that they are sinners
  • They consider it a foolish message.
  • Unpopular in many churches, ie. hell and sin, want only positive message

Should We Soften the Message?

  • Christ crucified is not soft 1 Cor 1:23
  • Preaching as 2 Tim 4:2, soft?
  • Make the Gospel light not heavy? (no allusions to sin and hell)
  • We are called to preach the Word, to preach Christ crucified.

Thanks for listening.



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