Prayer Point- Pray for grace to forgive those who offended you. Also ask God for grace to always do that which is good.
Previous Knowledge - Teacher examines the student's assignment and make correction(s) where necessary. Teacher reviews the previous week's lesson.

A. BIBLE PASSAGE - Romans 12:14-21

B. Memory Verse - "See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men." 1 Thessalonians 5:15

C. Lesson Introduction - Vengeance is seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived offence or injury. God forbids us to avenge ourselves - Lev. 19: 18. How do you respond when someone wrongs you or tries to discredit you? Do you rehearse old offences and feel hurt again? It is our prayers that the Lord will teach us how to close the door on past hurts in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


A. Lesson Aim - To study about the right attitude to vengeance.

B. Teaching Objectives and Lesson Plan
At the end of the lesson, students should be able to discover the causes and solution to vengeance. They should also be able to discover the alternative to revenge.
To achieve these objectives, teacher explains what vengeance is. Teacher mentions and explains the causes of vengeance. Teacher also explains why believers should not revenge.
Teacher concludes by encouraging students to forgive as alternative to revenge.

C. Text Review - Romans 12:14-21
Vengeance is a ready attitude to one's enemy (ies) but Paul provided 10 guide alternatives to vengeance. They are as follows in Romans 12: 14-21.
i. Bless, do not curse. V.14
ii. Rejoice/ weep with those concerned. V.5 iii. Be of the same mind. V.16
iv. Do not mind high things. V.16
v. Do not be wise in your own conceits. V.16
vi. Do not recompense evil for evil/ Do not revenge v'17N.19 vii. Be honest. V.17
viii. Be at peace with all men including your enemies. V.18/20 ix. Leave vengeance to God. V.19
x. Overcome evil with good. V.21

D. Teaching Method - Teacher should use lecture teaching method.

E. Time Management - 15 minutes for Opening, 30 minutes for Lesson outlines, Summary, Conclusion and Assignment; 15 minutes for General Review.

2. Lesson Outlines
QA. What are the causes of vengeance?

  1. Inability to forgive past sin/ offences.
  2. Desire to retaliate. 2 Sam. 10:1-5
  3. Root of bitterness arising from past offences. I Kings 2:5-9; Mark 6:24-25
  4. What did the Lord Jesus say/teach?
  5. The Lord Jesus taught His children to forgive. Matt.18:21-22; 6:14-15
  6. The Lord Jesus commands us to:
  7. Love our enemies.

ii. Do good to those who hate us.
iii. Bless those who curse us.
iv. Pray for those who spitefully used us. Matt 5:44

Class Activity 1 - Find out from Romans 12:14-1 ten alternatives or solutions to revenge.
Answer Tips - See Text Review.
iii. LESSON OUTLINE 2· SOLUTION TO HURTS a. Do not reward evil for evil.

  1. Leave judgement to God.
  2. Pray for spirit of forgiveness.
  3. Pray for those who persecute you as Christ did.
  4. Obey God's command not to revenge.

Class Activity2 - Students should fix the scriptures below to the points stated in lesson outline 2. Proverbs 17:13; 2 Samuel 14:29-33; Luke 6:31; Rom. 12: 20-21; Psalm 94; Deut. 32:25; Heb. 10: 30; Act 12: 1­23; Luke 23:34; Phillipians 2:5-8.

  1. God commanded it. I Pet. 3:19; I Thess. 5:15; Provo 20:22;
  2. God's vengeance is much more than yours. 2 Sam. 12: 7-14; Rom. 2: 17-21; Provo 25: 21-22
  3. Not revenging makes you better than the enemies. Act 7: 59-60.
  4. Your good (attitude) can bring others to Christ or can change them for better. Rom. 12:21.

Summary: Do not revenge.

Conclusion: As true children of God, we should be Christ-like. Jesus never sought revenge even when He was being nailed to the cross. He offered forgiveness. Leave vengeance to God and allow Him to be the only Judge.

Assignment: See assignment in the workbook.