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  • Turning An Enemy Into A Friend Lesson 4

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Feb 13, 2019
     | 3,079 views

    Ask God to give you love for your enemies.

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. The word “enemy” is in quotation marks to show they are not permanent enemies. 2. Beware of “enemies’ lists.” Only list them for prayer. 3. Looking through Jesus’ eyes will change everything. 4. Don’t be naive. The Bible doesn’t say; “If” you have enemies. It says, “Love your ...read more

  • "but I Want To Fight Back!"

    Contributed by Randall Long on Apr 1, 2019
     | 2,331 views

    Instead of fighting back when someone does us wrong, we can witness that He is greater than whatever has been taken from us.

    The teaching in today's passage is hard for the average person to swallow. When I first read it as a child, I flat-out told Jesus He was wrong. Adolescence refined me; in high school I remarked that this was a lovely thought, but that it just wouldn't work in the real world. Oddly ...read more

  • The Sermon On The Mount Lesson 15 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Oct 20, 2016
     | 5,238 views

    Sermon on the Mount, one of Jesus' longest sermons.

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. This is one of Jesus’ longest sermons. While preached to the multitudes, scholars refer to it as: (1) the ordination sermon to His disciples, or (2) His first staff meeting. 2. While some dispensationalists claim the sermon is meant primarily for the millennium ...read more

  • Love Your Friends And Your Enemies

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Nov 3, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,804 views

    Why should we love those who hate us? Well, when we do, we show God’s love to them. It also sets a good example for us to follow, and it turns enemies into friends.

    Good morning boys and girls! Has there ever been a time in your lives when you did not like someone? Why? Sometimes it’s not easy to like people, especially when people haven’t been nice to us. I know, because when I was your age a lot of kids at school didn’t like me. In ...read more

  • Things You Don’t Expect A Vicar To Say: I Agree With Isis.

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Nov 22, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,333 views

    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....

    Things you don’t expect a vicar to say: I agree with ISIS. 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. Let’s ...read more

  • Gracious Living Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Oct 1, 2015
     | 5,429 views

    We must be more concerned with showing the generous love of God than with receiving proper treatment from others.

    Gracious Living Matthew 5:38-42 38 "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' 39 But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him ...read more

  • "Addicted To Love"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 29, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,731 views

    Could Jesus Christ’s blueprint for life become our own?

    Matthew 5:38-48 “Addicted to Love” There once was a father who had to go out of town… …away from his young family for three or four days on business. Worried that his kids would drive his wife mad, he had a word with his oldest son, who was nine at the ...read more

  • A Second Mile Servant

    Contributed by Daniel Austin on May 10, 2010
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     | 4,064 views

    Jesus went to the grave and back for us, as followers of Him we are expected, and should be willing, to go the extra mile for His sake.

    A Second Mile Servant 05/31/09 Text: Matthew 5:38-48 Introduction “If someone forces you to go one mile…” This concept came out of old Persia and refers to the authority given by the king to those sent to do his bidding. If a courier or soldier needed assistance in fulfilling ...read more

  • The Rule Of Revenge Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Apr 6, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,338 views

    The sixth message in a 7-Part Series, Shift - A New Way of Thinking. In Matthew 5:38-42, Jesus broadens His followers understanding of revenge.

    The Rule of Revenge • Matthew 5:38-42 Opening Illustration: RevengeLady.com (the rules) INTRODUCTION: Regardless of where a person is spiritually, everyone has a choice to make when they are WRONGED. UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT… Jesus draws their attention back to the Old ...read more

  • "Since When Did Christians Have Rights?

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 30, 2010
    based on 15 ratings
     | 6,274 views

    Would Jesus have hired a lawyer to defend Himself? Would Jesus have put “hot button issue” bumper stickers on the back of His donkey? Would He have gotten in a heated political debate? Jesus is our Savior; who cares about rights?

    Romans 12:14-21 Matthew 5:38-42 By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN We’ve seen this kind of thing a million times. The headline says one word, in thick black letters right across the top of the front page: REVENGE. Someone has hurt someone ...read more

  • Jesus Speaks On Rights

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Oct 14, 2010
     | 1,997 views

    Believers must be willing to give up their rights to security, retaliation, time and money in our service to others.

    Jesus Speaks On Rights Matthew 5:38-42 INTRODUCTION A. Second Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia on May 10, 1775. 1. No legal authority but had to make decisions because of military events between colonists and British. 2. By end of 1775, independence was almost ...read more

  • The Robes Of The Bible

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Nov 10, 2010
    based on 16 ratings
     | 37,415 views

    When Adam and Eve sinned and became aware of their nakedness before God, God dressed them with “coats of skin” (Gen. 3:21). Unlike animals, man does not have fur, scales or feathers for covering when he is born. He has to wear garments to protect and keep

    Intro: When Adam and Eve sinned and became aware of their nakedness before God, God dressed them with “coats of skin” (Gen. 3:21). Unlike animals, man does not have fur, scales or feathers for covering when he is born. He has to wear garments to protect and keep his body warm. The "robe" (used ...read more

  • The Golden Rule Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Jun 11, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,442 views

    A study of the Gospel of Matthew 5: 38 – 48

    Matthew 5: 38 – 48 The Golden Rule 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and ...read more

  • Words Of Jesus; Actions Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 16, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,612 views

    In a passage that describes Jesus' teaching about our response to injustice and requests for loans, we must remember that Jesus is describing His own life.

    Monday of 11th Week in Course 18 June 2012 Verbum Domini The Word of God is not some naive program to comfort humans in their preconceptions. Both Old Testament and Gospel passages today rub our Christian noses in the reality of evil, and challenge us to take up the hardest labors connected ...read more

  • The Witness Of Maria Goretti Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 13, 2012
     | 2,170 views

    The life and death of Maria Goretti teaches us something about resisting evil.

    July 6, 2012 St. Maria Goretti Mt 5: 38-41 The commandment to not resist the evildoer is one of the most stark and, admittedly, controversial ones in the NT. A few Christian pacifists have interpreted it to mean that we can neither resist evil persons or evil actions in any way. But that is ...read more