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Love or Hatred: Responding to Offense in the Covenant Community

April 3, 2016 Preacher: Michael Lyons Series: Proverbs

Topic: Other Scripture: Proverbs 10:12–10:12

Love or Hatred: Responding to Offense in the Covenant Community
April 3, 2016

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. (ESV)
Proverbs 10:12

Introduction:

I. When Conflict Appears (10:12)

II. Response to Offense: Hatred! (10:12a)

III. Response to Offense: Love! (10:12b)

IV. Conclusion: The Great Covenant Keeper

Questions for reflection:

  • What is our default response to offense?
  • How does our response to offense either undermine or support our covenant-relationships?
  • What is the root of your hateful response when wronged? What is preventing you from
  • embracing a loving response?
  • How does the gospel and Jesus save us from a hateful response?

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