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  • Loving Our Enemies

    Contributed by Shawn Miller on Jul 22, 2016
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,715 views

    In Luke 6:27-36, Jesus tells us plainly to love our enemies, to do good to them, to pray for them, to bless them. If we do this we show the world what Christ showed us. that while we deserve damnation Christ showed us love and compassion.

    Loving our Enemies Introduction: This week during the Republican National Convention a lot was made of the fact that Senator Ted Cruz from Texas did not endorse the Republican nominee Donald Trump, even after promising to do so earlier in the primary. During his speech at the convention he ...read more

  • Are We Loving Our Enemies? Series

    Contributed by David Rigg on Jun 28, 2014
     | 3,989 views

    This sermon shows us how David chose to love King Saul in spite of how Saul considered David his enemy.

    Are We Loving Our Enemies? 1 Samuel 26:1-25 1 Now the Ziphites came to Saul at Gibeah, saying, "Is David not hiding in the hill of Hachilah, opposite Jeshimon?" 2Then Saul arose and went down to the Wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the ...read more

  • A Lesson In Loving Our Enemies Series

    Contributed by David Rigg on Jul 13, 2014
     | 4,670 views

    How do we react when someone turns out to be an enemy? David's treatment of King Saul gives us the answer.

    A Lesson In Loving Our Enemies 1 Samuel 26 1 Now the Ziphites came to Saul at Gibeah, saying, "Is David not hiding in the hill of Hachilah, opposite Jeshimon?" 2Then Saul arose and went down to the Wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the ...read more

  • The Sermon On The Mount (Part 13) Series

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 3, 2019
     | 1,518 views

    In the Beatitudes, Jesus said that those who were persecuted were blessed because great was their reward in heaven. In today's section, Jesus explains how we are to respond to those who persecute and say evil things against us-we are to love them.

    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT (part 13) Matt. 5:43-48 In the Beatitudes earlier in the chapter, Jesus said that those who were persecuted were blessed because great was their reward in heaven. In today's section, Jesus explains how we are to respond to those who persecute and say evil things against ...read more

  • Being Kind When It's Hard Series

    Contributed by Rick Burdette on Oct 31, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,076 views

    Matthew 5:38-48

    JUST BE KIND - Being Kind When It’s Hard November 17, 2019 Matthew 5:38-48 (p. 678) Introduction: Amber Guyger had just finished a 13 hour shift as a Dallas Police officer and was on her way home. She was texting her boyfriend who was also a cop. She pulled into her parking ...read more

  • Who Can I Hate?

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Jan 7, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,486 views

    This is about loving our enemies.

    Read Matthew 5:43-48. This is yet another hard saying of the Sermon on the Mount. This goes beyond the revenge we looked at last week. Jesus said that we shouldn’t seek revenge. Okay, fine. I’d love to take revenge, but I won’t. Now he says that I have to love them. Isn’t it enough that I ...read more

  • Evil Brings Out The Best In Christians

    Contributed by Eric Amundson on Mar 29, 2001
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,135 views

    Loving our enemies

    We are infected by the world. We live in and are bombarded, moment by moment, with the message that our injuries own us. They must be avenged. W.H. Auden wrote: I and the public know, What school children learn, Those to whom evil is done, Do evil in return. That is the way of this world. ...read more

  • "Are We Supposed To Take Jesus' Words Seriously?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Feb 5, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,653 views

    A sermon about loving our enemies.

    “Are We Supposed to Take Jesus’ Words Seriously?” Luke 6:27-38 Somebody hurt you—and you can’t forget about it. Maybe it was yesterday; maybe last month. Maybe it was years ago, and the memory of that injury still lurks in unguarded corners of your ...read more

  • Love Your Enemies, Matthew 5: 43-48; Luke 6: 27-36

    Contributed by Damon S Adams on Apr 10, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,785 views

    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.

    Love Your Enemies Matt 5: 43-48; Luke 6: 27-36 Intro – The word ‘disciple’ Gk word in NT appears 270x - means ‘thought accompanied by endeavour’ - it means to ‘adhere to’ to ‘stick to’; ‘follow’ NT 90x. Christian = disciple, ...read more

  • Turning The Other Cheek

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Feb 21, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,813 views

    Loving our enemies is not easy; but, it is the Christian way.

    Turning The Other Cheek Luke 6: 27 – 36 Intro: The story is told of an Irish boxer who became a Christian evangelist. One day as he was setting up his tent for meetings, some local thugs came and began to heckle him. One of them took a swing at the preacher and hit him on the cheek knocking him ...read more

  • When You'd Rather Kill Your Enemies Than Love Them

    Contributed by John Woelfel on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,847 views

    A look at the how and why’s of loving our enemies.

    Southpoint Sermon May 29-30th, 2004 What do you say to God when… you’d rather kill your enemies than love them? Intro: Anyone can tell you, whether they’re a Christian or not, that Christians are supposed to love their enemies. We’re supposed to be nice to everyone, not hate our ...read more

  • Uncomfortable Joy Series

    Contributed by Rick Burdette on Jul 16, 2015
     | 2,843 views

    Our Enemies, Difficult Ministries, Loving Our Enemies

  • How Can I "Love My Enemy" When I Can't Stand To Be In The Same Room As Him? Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on May 21, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 11,940 views

    A look at the difficult command to love our enemies.

    What “Love Your Enemy” Is. . . And Isn’t: - Matthew 5:44. a. It is not excusing their actions, - Often those who are our enemies have done things to us that have hurt us. Many people misunderstand Jesus’ command to forgive as a call to excuse their ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Love Our Enemies

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 105 ratings
     | 2,388 views

    1. The Holy Spirit helps us love our enemies by giving us a supernatural compassion for them despite their opposition to us.

    1. The Holy Spirit helps us love our enemies by giving us a supernatural compassion for them despite their opposition to us. Jesus said, "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." (Luke 6:27,28) Ask the Lord to fill you up with an ...read more

  • The Golden Rule

    Contributed by Hans Krause on Oct 19, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 8,831 views

    "Love" should be more than just a buzzword for Christians. God showed his love for us when we were still sinners. Likewise, we should love our friends and our enemies alike and show it by treating them the way we want to be treated.

    [This sermon was preached on 8 July 2018, 7th Sunday after Pentecost / 3rd year, ELCF Lectionary] Years ago, a man came to me for help. His life was in a mess. When he looked to the past, he saw many relationships that had shipwrecked. Several of them were still haunting him almost daily. His ...read more