The Summit Church
SAY WHAT?!: About Revenge
Discussion Guide - Week 5
Locations & Times
  • Thursday 6:30 PM
Discuss how you have seen revenge depicted in our culture (news, social media, lawsuits, riots, etc.).

Jesus stirred the pot when He clearly took revenge off the table. Spend some time sharing what most resonates with you in the following passages?

Matthew 5:38-42 NLT

“You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles. Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow."
1 Peter 2:23

He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly.
How are the words and actions of Jesus counter cultural in His time and ours?

*During group time, pause and watch the Groups clip of the message now.

With whom do you need to "give up getting even"?

What can you do next to show them grace?