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  • Three Ways To Love Mean People

    Contributed by Shad Comeaux on May 21, 2005
    based on 64 ratings
     | 12,201 views

    This sermon shares with us how we are to love our enemies, A.K.A. "Mean People"

    Do you remember that classmate in elementary school who pulled the chair from underneath you as you proceeded to sit down? How about the bully in junior high that took your change that your mother had scraped up for you to buy your favorite ice cream? Perhaps you hadn’t forgotten about your ...read more

  • Forgiving Our Enemies

    Contributed by John Howard on Feb 23, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,576 views

    Christ challenges us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.

  • I Have To Love Who? Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Apr 19, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,082 views

    Jesus tells us to love our enemies. This is not an easy thing to do, but we are called to do it. This is a revamp of a 1996 sermon I did.

  • Love In The Midst Of War

    Contributed by Cameron Horsburgh on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,166 views

    Jesus calls us to love our enemies. We need to do this this now more than at any other time in our history. (Written as a response to 11/9, but quite relevant today)

    Text: Mt 5:43-48 The last few weeks have been some of the most memorable of our lives. Memorable for all the wrong reasons, but memorable nonetheless. Who will ever forget those terrible pictures of airliners crashing into the towers of the World Trade Center? How many will forget the weight ...read more

  • Heaps Of Burning Coals

    Contributed by Tammy Garrison on Aug 12, 2002
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,693 views

    This continues a series on the book of Romans. An extreme gift of grace calls for an extreme response. Paul calls us to love our enemies. Sometimes God’s grace calls us to places we’d rather not go.

    This summer we have been traveling the Roman Road Of Salvation with Paul. We began by hearing that there is nothing we can do to earn God’s grace. We will never merit the love God has for us. No matter how good we are, or how bad we can be, God still loves us. Our wrong doings separates us from ...read more

  • Overcoming Evil With Good

    Contributed by Bradford Robinson on Oct 28, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,190 views

    Loving our enemy is not easy, but living out the Christian life isn’t either! This message looks at how we are to respond to evil people who do bad things to us.

    It may have been King David’s lowest moment. His son Absalom was leading a revolution against him. Absalom was a charmer and had convinced many that David was too old and ineffective to lead. When Absalom stormed the city with his troops, David and his army left Jerusalem and left the palace ...read more

  • Love Me Tender

    Contributed by Bradford Robinson on Feb 18, 2003
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,950 views

    This sermon looks at what it means for us as Christians to be a people of love by looking at how we are called to love each other, love our enemies, and the role forgiveness plays in this love.

    This year was a sad year for many football fans because it marked the end of an era. The historic Veterans stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was closed for good. The turf was horrendous and opposing players dreaded the trip to the vet because with one step, a career could be ended. But it ...read more

  • War! What Is It Good For?

    Contributed by Cameron Horsburgh on Feb 12, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,109 views

    War is going to happen whether we like it or not. Regardless of our position on war politically and theologically, we are all called to turn to God and to love our enemies.

    The major thing in the news over the last few weeks has been all this business over Saddam Hussein and the allegations that he is stockpiling weapons of mass destruction. Every day another part of the drama is played out—George Bush or Colin Powell or Hans Blix or any one of a number of world ...read more

  • Transformed Payback Series

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Feb 11, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,097 views

    Loving our enemies? Don’t payback evil with evil? What is going on here? Have you christians lost your mind?! We’ve gotta get even, haven’t we?

    Introduction I have a confession to make. Some of you are already aware of what I am about to reveal, but to most of you it will be a new insight into my character. It is not a sin that I am going to confess, but an obsession. I am, right now, at this point in my life (when you would think I had ...read more

  • Psalms Of Hate?

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jun 30, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,310 views

    We’re told to love our enemies, yet the "Imprecatory Psalms" seem to curse them. How are we to understand what appears to be some troubling, problematic prayers?

    “Psalms of Hate?” Psalm 69:22-28 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts “Let the bountiful table set before them become a snare and their prosperity become a trap. Let their eyes go blind so they cannot see, and make their bodies shake continually. Pour out ...read more

  • Loving Like Your Father Loves Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 10, 2013
    based on 24 ratings
     | 33,075 views

    Some people refuse to love their enemies because it shows they have standards, that they respect themselves, that they reject bad behavior. It makes them feel God-like. But Jesus said that being "God-like" means loving our enemies. How do we do that?

  • Dealing With Difficult People Part 1

    Contributed by Larry Sarver on May 17, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 5,205 views

    An Expository Message On Jesus Instructions For Dealing With Difficult People. Those Who Are Our Enemies, Who Hate Us And Mistreat Us.

    Dealing With Difficult People Pastor Larry Sarver New Life in Christ 1633 SW 34th St. Palm City, FL 34990 561-283-9426 pastorsarver@yahoo.com www.palmcitynewlife.org Illustration: About 15 years ago, Amy and I were on our second or third date. She was driving and I was the passenger ...read more

  • What Would Jesus Do ... About Enemies

    Contributed by David Hughes on Feb 10, 2003
    based on 78 ratings
     | 8,571 views

    This sermon aims to help Christian teenagers (and adults) consider how they might respond to people who apparently take a disliking to them.

    WHAT WOULD JESUS DO ... about enemies? I wonder if you have ever had, or even have now, someone who just doesn’t seem to like you and who would apparently do anything to get at you? We probably don’t want to have enemies, but they’re there anyway, so what do we do about them? Well, first, ask ...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
     | 3,610 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

  • Survivor 7: How To Survive Conflict Series

    Contributed by Geoff Baggett on Oct 28, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 5,121 views

    This is the seventh sermon in my SURVIVOR series, focusing upon Jesus’ formula for bringing peace to interpersonal conflict (10-27-02).

    Opening Illustration There were once two men who lived in a small village. They got into a terrible dispute that they could not resolve. So they decided to talk to the town sage … the wise man. The first man went to the home of the old, wise one and told his version of what happened. When he ...read more