Podcast: To the Offended

Crawley, England 2010: For those wondering about the ingredients of the upper crust, rest assured, being offended disqualifies membership. May we all get a grip on ourselves today and snap ourselves out of it.

Trent Ling’s preached message, “To the Offended” now comes available to the public.  Despite an ironic world circling the drain in its offenses and in its being offended, Trent dares to believe that people can rise up and overcome such immature, petty, and nonsensical attitudes.

“I cannot stress enough how unacceptable it is to be offended, let alone offended all-day, everyday,” Trent exhorts.  “Seriously, we must take leave of our senses and consciences to think ourselves of such great worth that we could muster offense at someone or something. Have we truly forgotten who we are?  We should all proclaim it the way it is, but surrender our infantile and selfish feelings to the flames. Mark my words:  this message remains required living for any true disciple of Jesus!”

This message features the reading and preaching of the following Scriptures:

Jeremiah 6:10

Proverbs 18:19

Galatians 5:11

Matthew 7:6

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Podcast:  To the Offended (July 10, 2010; 53:55)

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Podcast: To the Offended — 6 Comments

  1. Good to hear from you, Plum! Listen to the message (if you have not already) and seek the way out. Being easily offended will be permanent if we don’t treat it seriously. And one way to treat it is NOT by peace, peace, but by treating the wound seriously (Jeremiah 6:14). As for me, I would love to sterilize the conditions and stay away from what I think would cause me trouble, but the fact is I need to face it, work it out (really grueling it), want to get well for real, and TRUST the people (my brothers and sisters in the ministry) God uses to dig around me & treat my wounds seriously–they’re good in this only because they’ve been there, too, so humility is there. Would not be an easy, pretty process, but it’s the real treatment. I think you need to see “rebuke” to build us up as something sweet instead of a nightmare =) Love you!

  2. I would be lieing to God, myself and others to say that I am not easily offended. That has been part of me as a teenager, young adult, mom, wife, friend,and as a Disciple. It is a fact…No way of sugar coating that.
    Nothing compares to the pain and suffering Christ went through on the cross for All. No man on Earth will ever suffer as Christ did or will ever compare to Christ, I can’t say with a clear conscience that I will not ever be offended, because I have been, and will probably be offended in the future. I have been the offender that has had to go back and make a wrong a right.
    I would be fooling myself to say or write otherwise to please someone else, God knows my every thought and He knows
    It is not a strength of mine to take correction, rebuke or being offended. I am God’s daughter working on cleaning the inside of my cup.( my heart) ~ Plum

  3. Oh the memories of feeling offended over things being pointed out that needed to be pointed out. The foolishness of believing I knew something when in reality I knew nothing just thought I did. And so comes the realization that we know nolhing and are nothing on our own. The more layers we shed of ourselves, the greater chance we have of embracing humility and truly learning what matters and is of value to God.

  4. Thank God for his grace! I can’t imagine going back to being easily offended 🙂 And thanks to you, who’re tirelessly pointing things out to me and the ministry to burn off all the insecurities and thinking that we’re something! It is easier to just embrace the humility and enjoy what’s come with it. After all, Jesus died in the cross for us… and we’re being offended?

  5. I’ll share my secret of how I handle being offended: It’s Kindergarten direction. “Stop, Drop, and Roll” – that being if you catch on fire . . . do this and you’ll extinguish the flames! I adjust it to really help in the Kingdom when you are offended: Stop, drop, and roll . . . in humility . . . if you don’t, you’ll smell smoke and it’ll be you! – instead of the things that need to be spoken about that God can burn up. Zephaniah 2:3 Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the LORD’s anger.
    Seek humility. And just so we stay on our toes . . . “perhaps” you’ll be sheltered. God is so perfect.

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