Speaking of Grace
Speaking of Grace
Feb 24, 2021
Proper Payback
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Jesus Doesn’t Make It Easy – ‘Proper Payback’ 

You punch me, so I punch you back. In the Bible, it’s called the lex talionis or the law of retaliation. Of course, one of the problems is that, if you punch me, I don’t want to just punch you back; I want to punch you back just a bit harder than you punched me. Rather than revenge, how do we move to reconciliation? Jesus' teaching about proper payback was meant to stretch us.

This week’s #WholeLifeTakeAways: 

  • What do you think about the Lex Talionis – an eye for an eye, etc?
  • How could that law make things better or make things worse?
  • Who have you wanted to “get back” with retaliation or revenge?
  • What kind of insult is the most difficult to let go of for you?
  • How easy is it for you to insult back?
  • How guarded are you about making sure you get your rights?
  • Which of your rights seems to be in the most danger of losing?
  • When has someone gone the extra mile for you? How did that feel?  
  • How is being less than generous with the need a way of revenge or retaliation?
  • Which is hardest for you: insults, rights, extra mile, giving?
  • What are steps you plan to take to let Christ take over your life more so yours is a not I but Christ life?

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NEXT WEEK: Jesus Doesn't Make It Easy – ‘Stored Treasure’ with Andy McDonald.

The theme music for Speaking of Grace was written, produced, and performed by WholeLife Church’s own Phillip Burks - https://www.phillipburks.com/.

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