Speaking of Grace
Speaking of Grace
Feb 10, 2021
Acceptable Murder
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Jesus Doesn’t Make It Easy – ‘Acceptable Murder’        

When we think of murder strictly in the realm of physically taking another’s life, it's never acceptable! However, Jesus expands the concept to being out of sync with someone—being angry, calling them an idiot, or cursing someone. How can we be reconciled when another doesn’t want to be?

This week’s #WholeLifeTakeAways: 

  • What do you think about taking only 87 verses into the Bible to have the first murder?
  • Why do you think Cain might have felt it was justifiable homicide?
  • What do you like and dislike by defining “murder” as the shedding of innocent blood in time of peace?
  • For Jesus’ listeners, the law was sort of ultimate, you didn’t mess with the law. What for you would be the equivalent of the law? What tradition, what practice, what philosophy, etc.?   
  • What do you think about the three things Jesus equates with murder with even greater consequences: anger, speaking with a tone of contempt for others, and disparaging another’s reputation to the point of killing their good name?
  • Why do you think Jesus puts the worst punishment on calling a person a fool or killing their reputation?
  • How easy is it to damage another person’s reputation today?
  • What would be solved if we were quick to listen, slow to speak (text, tweet, email, or post), and slow to get angry?
  • When you were 10, what did you want to do when you grew up?
  • How did that work out? Any vestiges of that original dream?

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NEXT WEEK: Jesus Doesn't Make It Easy - 'Easy Adultery' 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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