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Matthew 5 - NIV

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’

44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?

47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?

48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.


Footnotes

a. Matthew 5:43 Lev.?19:18


Sermons on Matthew 5 More sermons: Matthew 5

Coz von avatar
How to be perfect (God requires it!)
Shared by: Coz von on Nov, 2016
Summary: in Matt 5:48 Jesus said: Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Many say this is not possible, the Bible repeatedly say it is very possible, But how? Here's How: Here is a bunch of verses stringed together to show you☺
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Scripture: Matthew 5:48
Views: 41
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
Christ’s Principle of Love
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Oct, 2016
Summary: No subject is more important than the subject of human relationships except perhaps that of our relationship to God.
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 32
Elmer Towns avatar
The Sermon on the Mount Lesson 15
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Oct, 2016
Summary: Sermon on the Mount, one of Jesus' longest sermons.
Scripture: Matthew 5:1-48
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 105
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
I Will Never, Never, Never, Never, Never.
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: The theologian Adam Clarke notes that in the Greek there are no less than 5 five negatives in this short discourse. I will Never ... Never ... Never ... Never ... Never... leave you or forsake you.
Darian Catron avatar
A Big Fish Tale / All lives matter
Shared by: Darian Catron on Jul, 2016
Summary: The story of Jonah is not just a Big Fish Tale. It's a true story with an incredible message relevant to our time. It's a message about a God who cares for all lives, even those of our enemies and those who hate us.
Troy Mueller avatar
What Kind Of Father Is God?
Shared by: Troy Mueller on Jun, 2016
Summary: Father's Day sermon June 2016
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Scripture: Matthew 5:48
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 130
Duncan  Hamilton  avatar
Be Perfect
Shared by: Duncan Hamilton on May, 2016
Summary: A sermon inspired by the book For the Glory by Duncan Hamilton.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 5:48-49
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,143
Duncan  Hamilton  avatar
Love Your Enemies
Shared by: Duncan Hamilton on May, 2016
Summary: A sermon inspired by the book For The Glory by Duncan Hamilton.
Scripture: Matthew 5:38-47
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,346
Clair Sauer avatar
God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Apr, 2016
Summary: We often use this phrase to defend our actions or to attack the beliefs or actions of another, but the Word of God requires more reflection beyond a simple adherence. Ultimately, we must look to the revelation of the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ.
Archie Norman avatar
Perfectionism
Shared by: Archie Norman on Apr, 2016
Summary: dealing with emojis
Scripture: Matthew 5:48
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 90
Damon Adams avatar
Love Your Enemies, Matthew 5: 43-48; Luke 6: 27-36
Shared by: Damon Adams on Apr, 2016
Summary: Towards the end of the Sermon on the mount Jesus gives His disciples the imperative to Love Our Enemies. In this message we consider the Who, What, Why and How of loving our enemies.
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Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Views: 144
Allan Quak avatar
The Power of Love
Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Sixth Commandment calls us not to be minimalists when it comes to demonstrating the love of Jesus to others.
David Henderson avatar
Friends and Enemies
Shared by: David Henderson on Mar, 2016
Summary: A message on bullying for kids.
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-44
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 136
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
All Things Work Together For Good - Homily
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jan, 2016
Summary: Romans 8: 28-30 shares with us at least two truths: Our bad things, which are bad things, work together for good, AND Our good things cannot be lost. Shortened version of "All Things - Work Together For Good / Predestined To Be Transformed " July 2014.
Michael Luke avatar
Anger
Shared by: Michael Luke on Dec, 2015
Summary: God knows our tendency to struggle in the area of anger. His Word gives us some instruction in this matter. Let’s pay close attention so that we might honor God in all things – even in our anger.
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
Things you don’t expect a vicar to say: I agree with ISIS.
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Nov, 2015
Summary: Of course there are a few subtle differences on tactics but on the two key points I agree with ISIS. Loyalty to God always comes before loyalty to my country. I believe in destroying the enemies of God. Shocked? Read on....
Craig Condon avatar
Love Your Friends and Your Enemies
Shared by: Craig Condon on Nov, 2015
Summary: Why should we love those who hate us? Well, when we do, we show God’s love to them. It also sets a good example for us to follow, and it turns enemies into friends.
Mark Opperman avatar
Perfect Love
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Oct, 2015
Summary: Jesus is talking about the way we love others. We can only love perfectly when we have been changed by God’s perfect love.
Series: Storm Prep
Gordon Curley avatar
The Law Exceeded
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Sep, 2015
Summary: Jesus and the Old Testament Law - PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Matthew 5:17-47
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 263
Mark Aarssen avatar
The Perfect Father
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Aug, 2015
Summary: There is the debt of gratitude, the debt of service, and obligation but the greatest debt that a father can teach his children about is the debt of love owed to God the Father for providing a Savior who paid the price for their sins.
Russ Barksdale avatar
Your Enemies Need You
Shared by: Russ Barksdale on Jul, 2015
Summary: A new understanding of enemies and our response to them must be attained by Christ-followers
Series: Perspectives
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 378
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Have a positive influence
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jun, 2015
Summary: Live what you preach.
Paul Basehore avatar
Walking with Jesus
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Apr, 2015
Summary: The only way we can succeed at the other spiritual lifehacks is to walk with God. But what does that look like, and how do we do it?
Ronald Shultz avatar
Answering the War Cry
Shared by: Ronald Shultz on Apr, 2015
Summary: You are called to be a soldier in a spiritual war. Are you answering that call?
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Scripture: Matthew 5:44
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 939
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Bless Me
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Apr, 2015
Summary: Jesus blessed the people, a radical movement of sustaining faith that permitted the hope of the people to live in the spirit of Christ to forgive man's sins.
David Leach avatar
Perfect Being Perfected
Shared by: David Leach on Apr, 2015
Summary: Can a Christian be perfect in Christ yet still be being perfected?
Scripture: Matthew 5:48
Views: 423
Jerry Cosper avatar
What Jesus Teaches Us About Loving Our Enemies
Shared by: Jerry Cosper on Mar, 2015
Summary: No matter how hard we try, we know that there are going to be flaws & blemishes in our life. We know that we are not without sin because the Bible tells us so. So let’s take a look at the subject of love.
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 696
Mark Mitchell avatar
Praying For Your Enemies
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: We should pray for our enemies
Scripture: Matthew 5:44-45
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 353
Jeff Strite avatar
The Game of Mutually Assured Destruction
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Jan, 2015
Summary: It's one game board, but two games. Checkers and Chess are not only played differently, but they illustrate for me the difference between how the world deals with conflict and how God would have us do so. Do you know the difference?
Larry Turner avatar
Enemies---You gotta' love 'em
Shared by: Larry Turner on Nov, 2014
Summary: Loving those who are hostile toward us may be one of the hardest things for us to do. But it is what Jesus commanded.