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  • Quid Pro Quo Or No?

    Contributed by Duke Jeffries on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,734 views

    A. Introduction 1. What could be more natural in our relationships with others than the principle

    A. Introduction 1. What could be more natural in our relationships with others than the principle of retaliation? In its finest sense, this concept is understood to mean "If you are nice to me, then I will be nice to you;" or "If you'll scratch my back, I'll scratch yours." It is the very ...read more

  • Death Penalty-What Would Jesus Do?

    Contributed by Ken Mcgill on Nov 10, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 3,367 views

    The Death Penalty- What Does The Bible Say About It?

    The Death Penalty - What does the Bible say about it? This study of the Old and New Testaments is dedicated to those who feel in their heart that the death penalty cannot be right, yet feel confused by quotes from the Bible that are misused to justify and support it. May the reader of this ...read more

  • Taking Revenge... Or Not! Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Feb 27, 2005
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,154 views

    How are we to understand this teaching of Jesus? 1. It is about trusting God. 2. It is about not doing it our way. 3. It is about being like God.

    In Judith Viorst’s book for children entitled I’ll Fix Anthony, Anthony’s younger brother complains about the way his older brother treats him. The little brother says: “My brother Anthony can read books now, but he won’t read any books to me. He plays checkers with Bruce from his school. But ...read more

  • Loving Those We Hate Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 23, 2001
    based on 81 ratings
     | 8,804 views

    Part 9 of Sermon on Mount Series, the tough job of loving those who hurt us

    Salt, Light and those We Love to Hate November 17 1996 Matt. 5:38-48 Matthew 5:43-44 (NIV) "You have heard that it was said, ’Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, This particular command comes from Leviticus ...read more

  • "How To Retaliate When You're Slapped With Humiliation"

    Contributed by Ken Harris on Apr 11, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,991 views

    The purpose of this sermon is to inspire the hearers to do as Christ did, when they are slapped with humiliation, and "turn the other cheek.".

    10 April 2009 GOOD FRIDAY U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris Fortress Chapel Contingency Operation Site (C.O.S.) Sykes Tall-afar, Iraq BIG IDEA: When Christians are slapped with humiliation, they should avoid retaliating and “turn the other cheek”. REFERENCES: Job 14:1 (KJV) Man ...read more

  • Finding Refuge Series

    Contributed by Jerry Scott on Jun 1, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,735 views

    Our text for this morning tells of a way that God addressed the issues of cruelty and justice in ancient Israel. He moved His people away from brutality that was very much a part of the world by putting into place a system allowing for justice.

    Finding Refuge Text: Joshua 20 Brutality! It amazes me that in this 21st century as advanced as humanity is with regard to technology, medicine, and communication - how terribly cruel we can be. Last week, my wife and I rented a DVD that I would highly recommend to each of you by the title ...read more

  • But, Is It Murder?

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,737 views

    Consideration of the biblical teaching of societal responsibility to hold the murderer accountable.

    Genesis 9:1-7 But, is it Murder? “God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all ...read more

  • Love Your Enemies-Pray For Them & Lead Them To The Truth Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Feb 16, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,621 views

    Jesus shows the Christian’s High calling in 1) The New Love Ethic Declared and 2) The New Love Ethic Explained

    The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has triggered a storm of controversy this week by suggesting that Britain should adopt some aspects of Islam’s tough Shariah law into its legal system. He called the establishment of some kind of Islamic Sharia law in Britain inevitable. He sees ...read more