It's Not Personal: Unmasking Offense

Have you had your feelings hurt? Or maybe, you have hurt someone's feelings. This should come as no surprise as God's Word tells us in Luke 17:1 that "It is impossible that no offenses should come." In this bold biblical-based Bible study, the truth that God's people are ripping each other apart by their words and actions will be clear. But don't stop there: the encouraging word is that we do not have to stay this way. Whether we are doing the offending or we are the offended, we are walking away with hurts no Band-Aid can fix. Dena's heart's desire is that through the power of God's Word and the healing only Jesus can bring, we will not only be healed but learn how to do things differently. Her hope is that we will learn not to take things personally and yet keep our sensitivity. God thinks very highly of His children. She wants you to know how valued you are in the Kingdom. We have a role in God's plan. But we are too busy licking our wounds and out of hurt, inflicting hurt on each other. We have to get our focus back on our purpose. God created us in His image (Gen. 1:27), which is love. However, somewhere in our journey we have begun to devour like the enemy (1 Pet. 5:8). Through this twelve-week study, you will reconnect with the Savior and begin to allow the brick wall to come down that over time has grown to protect your heart. God will show you that the wall of protecting only imprisons. Allow yourself to be free!

--Dena Hoover