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  • Retaliate With Love

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 14, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    We are most like Christ when we learn to love our enemies.

    Retaliate with Love Matthew 5:38-48 One winter day a man went shopping at a local mall. When he returned to his car he noticed a foul odor coming from under the hood of his car. When he popped the hood, he discovered a dead mutilated cat that had slept on the warm engine and had gotten caught by more

  • What Are The Amish Thinking?

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 8, 2006
    based on 21 ratings

    The Amish have demonstrated that faith and practice may be consistent in the face of horrific personal suffering and loss.

    Title: What are the Amish thinking? Text: Micah 6:8 and Matthew 5:38-48 Thesis: The Amish believe that following Christ works as both faith and practice in the midst of very personal suffering. We were all stunned when we learned that Roger Morrison had taken hostages student hostages at the more

  • Second Mile Christianity

    Contributed by Michael Martin on Sep 8, 2006
    based on 18 ratings

    The First Mile is Your Duty; We Are to Walk the Second Mile for Christ.

    (Mat 5:38-41) "And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain." Israel, during the time of Christ, was under Roman rule. They were their oppressors, and were hated by the Jews. One of the most hated of Roman laws: The one that would allow a soldier to force a person to more

  • Watch The Father And Imitate Him

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Aug 10, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    Israel was called to imitate God and so are we. Jesus achieved it, and he is in the process of making us perfect so that we will be like him.

    I read a story this week (by Bishop Tom Wright) about a Father who was preparing to go away on business for several weeks. He was anxious to make sure that his wife would be looked after during his time away and so he had a quiet word with his eldest son who was about 9 years old at the time. more

  • "You Have Heard...but I Say To You" Series

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jun 22, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Sermon 10 in a study in the Sermon on the Mount

    “You have heard that the ancients were told” “Believing things ‘on authority’ only means believing them because you have been told them by someone you think trustworthy. Ninety-nine percent of the things you believe are believed on authority. I believe there is such a place as New York. I more

  • Quest For Perfection, Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Apr 8, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    All parts of the law which have not been fulfilled are as equally binding and applicable today as they were for the nation of Israel. The law was never meant to save—it was meant to be a schoolmaster, showing people their ineptitude before a holy God. T

    1. The first lesson is the presence of the law fulfilled (5:17-18) 2. The second lesson is the consequence of the law fulfilled (5:19) 3. The third lesson is the requirement of the law fulfilled (5:20) 4. The fourth lesson is the impossibility of the law fulfilled (5:48) Yesterday morning, we went more

  • Becoming A Person Of Great Character Series

    Contributed by James Chandler on Apr 4, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    They say that the greatest, most impacting sermons are those that are not preached, but are lived. No one lived a better sermon than Jesus.

    They say that the greatest, most impacting sermons are those that are not preached, but are lived. No one lived a better sermon than Jesus. In Matthew 5, Jesus continues his Sermon on the Mount. Jesus teaches how to develop great character in your life. A. We must realize why we are here. more

  • Unrelenting Love Series

    Contributed by David Heflin on Jun 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon explores how the unconquerable love of Christ is the catalyst and motivator for our love for our fellow man, especially our enemy.

    Crying Wolf Matt. 5:33-37 5/27/07 PSCOC Introduction: Ed Harris story. Last week I traveled to Austin for a seminar. As we were waiting for our bags to arrive you just won’t believe who we saw walking out of the bathroom, but I promise you it was none other than Ed Harris. I swear he wasn’t more

  • The Right Of The Believer

    Contributed by Erik Germesin on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    When evil people do wrong to us we are called to also respond with grace, love and generosity.

    Sermon Brief for Matthew 5:38-48 Title: The Rights of a Believer. Text: Matthew 5:38-42 Central Idea of the Text: When evil people harm others they are to respond with grace, love, and generosity. Central Idea of the Sermon: When evil people do wrong to us we are called to also respond with more

  • Live Like A King

    Contributed by Paul Shafit on Aug 13, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Make the beattitudes your way of life

    Live Like A King Matthew 5:3-48 The Sermon On The mount Is one of the most often preached and professed of all Scripture passages, but is among the least practiced. One reason is that though many say they live by its tenets, more

  • The Generosity Of Grace

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Sep 9, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    We must be more concerned with showing the generous love of God than with receiving proper treatment from others. Gracious people... are willing to accept insults, value people more than things, are willing to serve beyond obligation, are willing to give

    The Generosity of Grace Matthew 5:38-42 Intro: One winter day a man went shopping at the local neighborhood mall. When he returned to his car he noticed a rather foul odor coming from under the hood and so he checked the engine. In the compartment he discovered a dead cat rather mutilated from more

  • Radical Love Series

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on Jul 13, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    Jesus provides us with an ideal prescription for what radical love requires and looks like. Through the Holy Spirit, He empowers us to live it. How will WE choose to respond?

    RADICAL LOVE Third in Series: “Love In Action” Rev. Todd G. Leupold Perth Bible Church July 13, 2008 AM INTRODUCTION: As we continue to talk about “Love In Action,” it is important that we understand the tremendous differences between living love in motion, and going through the motions. For a more

  • Jesus On Cheek-Turning Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Jul 9, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Part 8 of a 13 week series Hearing Jesus Again. In this last direct contrast between the old righteousness and the new righteousness, Jesus takes on the topic of how we respond to personal injury–how we act when someone has wronged us, or is intending to.

    Jesus On Cheek-Turning Part 8 in series Hearing Jesus Again Wildwind Community Church David Flowers July 5, 2008 Let’s summarize where we’ve been. We started our series on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount by discussing why it’s important to really give Jesus a new hearing. The following week we more

  • Jesus Speaks On Retaliation Series

    Contributed by Pastor Bruce A. Shields on Aug 22, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Part 9:Sermon on the Mount Series - Jesus talks about how we need to be mindful of the greater way, and how retaliation is not the path of a follower of Christ.

    The Great Commission Part 9 – Sermon on the Mount – Retaliation Pastor Bruce A. Shields House of Faith – WELCOME INTRODUCTION TO SERMON † The Sermon on the Mount – The Beatitudes † We are the Salt, staying pure with God’s Holy Word † We are the Light, showing that Word to the more

  • Matthew 5 – Part 19 – "But The Guy Is A Jerk And Deserves It!” Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 7, 2010
    based on 10 ratings

    Most action movies have some aspect of revenge in their storyline. When the bad guy finally gets killed, I agree with the hero as he says, “The guy was a jerk and deserved everything he got!” Am I the only one? Jesus challenges my thinking!

    Matthew 5 – Part 19 – “BUT THE GUY IS A JERK AND DESERVES IT!” Most action movies I have seen have some aspect of revenge in their storyline. And I must admit it, when the bad guy finally gets killed, I am there saying on the inside “The guy was a jerk and deserved everything he got!” Am I the more