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  • Loving Your Enemies Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 4,566 views

    Loving my enemy is a way to show I belong to God.

    May 27, 2001 Relationships in the Kingdom – Part 6 INTRODUCTION Before the reunification of Germany, each of Uwe Holmer’s eight children tried to enroll at the University of East Berlin, and each one was rejected. The East German Ministry of Education wasn’t in the habit of giving reasons ...read more

  • Love Your Enemies

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Oct 13, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,430 views

    In this lesson we learn that Jesus calls his disciples to love our enemies.

    Scripture We are studying Jesus’ “Sermon on the Plain” that is recorded in the Gospel of Luke 6:20-49. A similar – but not identical – sermon is recorded in the Gospel of Matthew 5 – 7. Jesus opened his “Sermon on the Plain” with a description ...read more

  • "Love Your Enemies" Series

    Contributed by Kendall Hicks on Apr 5, 2016
     | 2,356 views

    I do not write out sermon manuscripts. This is a brief outline of the first message in the series "Say What? (Some Head-Scratching Statements of Jesus)."

    INTRO: It’s Valentine’s Day, so let’s start with a quick survey: Has anyone here every broken-up with someone before Valentine’s Day so you wouldn’t have to buy them a present? (Don’t tell me I’m the only one!). Yes, I have done that. When I was single, ...read more

  • Love Your Enemies

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 7, 2014
     | 2,415 views

    Provide love to your enemy. When you do you are taking the old unacceptable relationship and making it new.

    The following was purportedly posted on the Craigslist personals: I am writing to the guy who tried to mug me in downtown Savannah night before last at 1:43 a.m. I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my ...read more

  • Loving Your Enemy

    Contributed by Stan Martin on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 83 ratings
     | 30,078 views

    Lessons from David and Saul on some causes of hateful behavior and loving responses to unlovely actions.

     Loving Your Enemy In Luke 6 Jesus said, "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ’sinners’ love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ’sinners’ do that. . . . But love your ...read more

  • Love Your Enemies?

    Contributed by Carla Powell on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 1,658 views

    Responding to Sept 11th and a (minor) break-in to our church building, this sermon focuses on how live Jesus’ call to do unto others as we would have them do to us.

    Today we celebrate All Saints Day, when we honor those well-known saints of the church. And All Saints Day also helps us to recall those faithful departed who have gone before, people who have died in the faith from this congregation and in our lives. But All Saints Day also serves as a reminder ...read more

  • Love Your Enemies Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on May 16, 2002
    based on 130 ratings
     | 21,926 views

    How true Disciples are to handle difficult people.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 13 “Love Your Enemies” Luke 6:27-38 I have another children’s book to share with you, and no, it not the only kind of book I read. I seem to find a lot of wisdom in them. In the ...read more

  • Love Your Enemies?

    Contributed by Eric Sellgren on Oct 22, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
     | 755 views

    How to capture Osama Bin Laden?

    Many powerful and poignant stories came out of the Prison Camps of the 2nd World War - and some funny ones too. In the film "COLDITZ", the whole Prison Camp was brought out on Parade by the Camp Commandant. "I will give special privileges to anyone who will come to work for us" he said. "Step ...read more

  • Love Your Enemies Series

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Mar 5, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 6,699 views

    A pratical look at one of the hardest commandments

    Last week we began to look at what Paul calls the greatest internal force in all creation; love. This week we need to make a rather specific and probably painful application of what we’ve been learning; we’re going to talk about loving our enemies. We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get ...read more

  • Loving My Enemies

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Feb 20, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,382 views

    1. Jesus is teaching us to stop the cycle of violence and revenge. 2. Jesus is sayi8ng that we have nothing to fear, and there is therefore no reason to seek revenge. 3. Jesus is telling us to take on the nature of God.

    • In the movie “Fiddler on the Roof”, Tevye and his neighbors have been informed that the Tsar has evicted all Jews from their village and confiscated their land. There is a great upheaval and anger in the community, as you can imagine. If someone told this to you and all the ...read more

  • Love Behind Enemy Lines

    Contributed by Glen O'brien on Sep 21, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,166 views

    Jessu went to those those outside of the covenant community of Israel to show God’s love for all people.

    14th Sunday after Pentecost 10 September 2006 LOVE BEHIND ENEMY LINES Text: Mark 7:24-37 24 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. 25 In fact, as soon as she heard about ...read more

  • Love Your Enemies

    Contributed by Wes Richard on Oct 13, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 930 views

    A reminder of God’s redemptive work in a world torn by hate and violence with reference to 9-11

    I want to begin by telling you about something happened to me in college. I didn’t have a car as a freshman, but in 1959 I got my grandpa’s 1951 Chevy, which I drove from my home in Iowa to Hesston, Kansas, where I attended college. It was a nice car and I liked it. I didn’t drive it ...read more

  • Love Your Enemies Series

    Contributed by Justin Miller on Aug 31, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,076 views

    1. Today we’re covering one of the most counter-culture passages in all of the Bible. Really it’s the teaching that separates Christianity from everything else. In Matthew 5:38-48, Jesus has the nerve, the audacity to command us to let go of our need for revenge and to love our ...read more

  • Loving Your Enemies Series

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Jul 24, 2011
     | 1,966 views

    Loving those who are unloveable and unloving.

    Redemptive Relationships “Loving Your Enemies” Matthew 5:43-48 Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for ...read more

  • Love Your Enemies? Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Sep 27, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,570 views

    This message is the second in a series that deals with some of the difficult sayings of Jesus. This message deals with Jesus’ call to love your enemies.

    Sometimes we hear something that sounds so unreasonable our response is, “You have got to be kidding.” I believe in our text we encounter Jesus saying something that really sounds unreasonable. In fact this statement goes against what we consider to be reasonable. This statement goes against ...read more