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Introduction.

This series focuses on life-situations in which we commonly find ourselves stuck. Anger, Worry, Jealousy, Revenge, and Guilt are emotions and reactions that challenge most of us. We will discover what the Bible says about these things, and how Jesus sets us free.  

 

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SERIES TITLE: Unstuck--How Jesus Sets Us Free

PART FIVE:  From Revenge

TEXT: Romans 12:17-21

INTRODUCTION.

This series focuses on life-situations in which we commonly find ourselves stuck. Anger, Worry, Jealousy, Revenge, and Guilt are emotions and reactions that challenge most of us. We will discover what the Bible says about these things, and how Jesus sets us free.

DISCUSSION

Describe an experience you have had with revenge. 

EXAMINATION.

  • Vv.17-18 What is the wrong response to evil and why is it wrong?
  • What does it mean to live in peace “as far as it depends on you”?
  • V.19 What does it mean to “leave room for God’s wrath”?
  • How does God repay wrongdoers?
  • Vv.20-21 What is the purpose of doing good to our enemies?

APPLICATION.

  • Getting unstuck from revenge involves two parts:

1.  Release your vengeance to God. How does this help?

2.  Respond to evil with good. What does this accomplish?

  • What kinds of active goodness and blessing can you give to an enemy?
  • How could this change your enemy? How could this change you?
  • Fact: What is a key truth that you understood from this passage?
  • React: What did you feel?
  • Act: What are you going to do?

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