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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?


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

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Kerry Haynes avatar
Love without Limits
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Feb, 2017
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.
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6
William Akehurst avatar
Shared by: William Akehurst on Feb, 2017
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.
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.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 155
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.
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: 1,355
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.
Damon S Adams avatar
Love Your Enemies, Matthew 5: 43-48; Luke 6: 27-36
Shared by: Damon S 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.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Views: 275
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: 139
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.
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....
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
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 286
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
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: 383
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?
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Answering the War Cry
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Apr, 2015
Summary: You are called to be a soldier in a spiritual war. Are you answering that call?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 5:44
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 945
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.
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: 698
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: 356
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.
Keith Broyles avatar
Love Your Enemies
Shared by: Keith Broyles on Oct, 2014
Summary: Provide love to your enemy. When you do you are taking the old unacceptable relationship and making it new.
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 243
Pastor Amos Dele Dada avatar
My Month of Holiness
Shared by: Pastor Amos Dele Dada on Sep, 2014
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.
Mark A. Barber avatar
As Perfect as God?
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Jul, 2014
Summary: How can we be as perfect as God?
Pastor Amos Dele Dada avatar
My Month of Re-engineering My Home
Shared by: Pastor Amos Dele Dada on Jun, 2014
Summary: This month I want you to re-engineer your home. Find ways to improve your relationship with someone in your home. Make things happen. Re-design your thinking process
Rick Crandall avatar
Live like Our Heavenly Father
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Apr, 2014
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.
Keith Foskey avatar
Theology of Hate
Shared by: Keith Foskey on Apr, 2014
Summary: How do we love those who hate us? By remembering that God loved us when we hated Him.
Jimmy Haile avatar
Love Your Neighbor
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Mar, 2014
Summary: This was the standard God gave the Jews a long time ago, but the religious leaders had water it down, so that the Jewish people could help who they wanted to help.
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 731
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Mar, 2014
Summary: There are several Character traits that we need to remember if we want to know whether we are in the right path towards Spiritual Maturity.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 813