“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

One of the top killers of our happiness is an offense. One offense has the ability to ruin your whole day, week, month, year, or even life. Regardless of our age, wealth, career, relationship status, or spiritual maturity, no one is exempt from offenses. Whether we are a kid in school or a grandparent we can all get offended. Part of our human nature lies in wanting other humans to think well of us. 

We have all had a moment where somebody said something that made us feel unappreciated, insignificant, and undervalued. I was feeling pretty good about a CROSSROADS Celebration of Life we did as a church. After the worship service someone made a comment that they didn’t appreciate me using my cell phone to preach on stage. Somehow I offended them and in turn I became offended by their comment. I tried to give the comment to God but something about the comment bothered me. 

You have probably experienced a similar problem of someone offending you. Maybe it was a Facebook comment. Maybe it was someone being chosen over you. Maybe you are offended on behalf of other people.

What if I told you that you could live a life where you were unoffendable?

What if you could hear an offense and actually know what to do with it and how to process it?

This message series may be exactly what you need to let go of offenses and embrace freedom. Proverbs reminds us that when we foster love that offenses become less significant. May we all move toward becoming UN/OFFENDABLE.

In Christ’s Love and Service,

Dr. Paul Marzahn