Defense Against Offenses: Get Out of Your Feelings – Bishop T.D. Jakes – In the words of Bishop TD jakes in this sermon, he said ”In this present day and age, we are either offending those around us with uncouth words or we are being offended by those we thought we could trust.
If we’re offended, God will protect us from their stinging words and biting tongues and alleviate their weight from our souls. If we’re offending, the Lord will purge our spirits of our internal iniquities and restore us to a loving heart and open hand.
In both instances, we prevent offense by forgiving one another — just as Christ forgave us on the cross! Turn that offense into a defense that gets you out of your feelings and into your faith! Message: “Defense Against Offenses: Get Out of Your Feelings” Scripture: Luke 17:1-10 (KJV)
The bible in Luke chapter 17 verse 1 to 10 says thus:
Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!
2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”
5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
6 So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
7 And which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’?
8 But will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for my supper, and gird yourself and serve me till I have eaten and drunk, and afterward you will eat and drink’?
9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not.
10 So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’ ”