Chapter 13

Does This Offend You?

Talk About Jesus

John 6:61-62: "When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples murmured at it, He said unto them,
Doth this offend you?  What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where He was before?


1. What are the two questions Jesus asked in this lesson?

2. What are some things Jesus said in John Chapter 6 that people found offensive? 

3. Share some examples of when offending people or not hurting their feelings didn't seem high on Jesus’ list of priorities at all.

4. In what two ways did Apostle Paul become flexible to gain the opportunity to share the Gospel with both Jews and Gentiles? (1 Corinthians 9:20) 

5. What did Paul ask Timothy to do, for the sake of sharing the Gospel? (Acts 16:3)

6. What are some truths we tell people about the Gospel they have found offensive?

7. The truth is, we might offend people. The gospel asks for a person to change, and that can be a tough pill to swallow. Others might take offense at the need for a Savior or to bow to a Lord. In fact, in Luke 21:12-19, Jesus pretty much promises that ...

8. What is one of the main reasons people hesitate to evangelize in today's society?

9. If you know someone whose concern about wanting to keep things pleasant and not offend keeps them from talking about Jesus, remind them of Jesus’ promise.

10. Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16:15 tell us very clearly that, even if we are afraid of offending someone, we are to ...

11. According to Acts 1:8, how will we know the right words to say when the time comes to share the Gospel?

12. If the gospel is communicated in a preachy, impersonal, superior, know-it-all way, people will find it hard to accept. What is a better approach?

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