Summary: Jesus challenges the common wisdom of his day, stating God doesn't want us to "love our neighbor and hate our enemy" but to love everyone, including our enemies. This is impossible without the love of God flowing through us.
Summary: Jesus said, "Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing." and taught us to pray, "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors."
In this same fashion, we are to forgive those who have 'trespassed' against us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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?
Summary: These days’ people do not talk of holiness any more. We have suddenly become strangers to holiness. It should not be so. Not to talk about holiness and walk in holiness will be the worst devaluation and tragedy that can come to Christianity.
Summary: How should we resemble our Heavenly Father? -- In vs. 44, Jesus shows us 4 ways:
1. Love your enemies.
2. Bless those who curse you.
3. Do good to those who hate you.
4. Pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.