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  • The Detriment Of A Grudge

    Contributed by Jeffery Richards on Aug 27, 2001
    based on 78 ratings

    What did Jesus mean when He said if we call someone a fool we would be in danger of the judgment? This sermon explores that question and many others.

    The Detriment of a Grudge Matt 5:21-48 Man, what a passage. This is a series of "you have heard", "but I tell you" statements that strike at the heart of Christianity. Remember in the last few weeks we have talked about how that Jesus knew the need to teach that the inner condition of the Heart more

  • Radical Love Can Bruise Your Ego

    Contributed by Michael Treston on Oct 23, 2001
    based on 64 ratings

    loving your enemies is great in theory...

    Radical Love can bruise your ego. WWJD is easy at times but some times it goes totally contrary to human nature. Example - Matthew 5:38-48. The problem is with wwjd is it makes sense until it comes time for getting even Loving your enemies is great in theory but the practice is so much more

  • Loving Those We Hate Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 22, 2001
    based on 82 ratings

    Part 9 of Sermon on Mount Series, the tough job of loving those who hurt us

    Salt, Light and those We Love to Hate November 17 1996 Matt. 5:38-48 Matthew 5:43-44 (NIV) "You have heard that it was said, ’Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, This particular command comes from Leviticus 19:18 more

  • Anger Series

    Contributed by Troy Mason on Apr 20, 2001
    based on 35 ratings

    This is what Jesus teaches about anger and how to deal with it.

    Anger Matthew 5:21-26, 38-48 INTRODUCTION: Does being angry condemn you to hell as these verses indicate? I. Jesus’ interpretation of the Sixth Commandment A. Pharisees and Scribes had taught that only outright murder was forbidden by the commandment. B. Sinful anger builds through 3 stages 1. more

  • Going The Extra Mile

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 9, 2001
    based on 151 ratings

    Following Jesus requires that we go the Extra Mile!

    Text: Matthew 5:38-42 Subject: Justice Theme: New Testament view of justice Prop: The Law provided justice, but Christians are not to always seek justice. Trans.: Jesus gives us the solution to a heart of retaliation. Turn the other cheek, give more than is required, to go the extra mile, to show more

  • Deliver Us From Evil

    Contributed by Mary Lewis on Sep 23, 2001
    based on 91 ratings

    Does the Scripture require that America "turn the other cheek" following the attacks of 9/11, or do we have the right to respond militarily?

    Introduction The Story: Turn the Other Cheek The mother of four young boys often had difficulty curbing their energy, especially in church. But when her minister preached on "turning the other cheek," the boys gave him their undivided attention. “No matter what others do to us,” he said, “we more

  • Miles Down The Road Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Jun 4, 2001
    based on 40 ratings

    Does Jesus advocate absolute passivity in the face of oppression?

    I. The Old Testament Injunction A. The Limitation 1. Mosaic Law allowed this treatment 2. Principle: The punishment must fit the crime (Judges 1:6-7) B. The Administration 1. It should be noted that in each of these passages the context is one of civil justice. The law was not designed to be more

  • Fair Is Fair Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 12, 2002
    based on 70 ratings

    There are times it’s worthwhile to figure out what Jesus "didn’t mean."

    OPENING: A woman read ahead as we were going through this text and was troubled by the phrase: "do not turn away from the one desiring to borrow from you." It wasn’t that she didn’t give to those in need... her problem was that she was giving so much away, that she barely had enough left for more

  • War! What Is It Good For?

    Contributed by Cameron Horsburgh on Feb 11, 2003
    based on 25 ratings

    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 more

  • How To Respond To Tragedy

    Contributed by John Knight on Feb 8, 2003
    based on 10 ratings

    Coming to terms with September 11, 2001.

    How To Respond To Tragedy Matthew 5:38-48 Tuesday, September 11, 2001 We witnessed the darkest hour and the brightest day. I. The Darkest Hour A. An Attack 1. It was an attack upon our INNOCENCE -a break of trust 2. It was an attack upon our DIGNITY 3. It was an attack upon more

  • Love Me Tender

    Contributed by Bradford Robinson on Feb 17, 2003
    based on 51 ratings

    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 more

  • How To Fix The Other Guy Series

    Contributed by David Salisbury on Jan 15, 2003
    based on 68 ratings

    Lesson 6 in a series. This lesson focuses on how we relate to people who don’t like us.

    How to Fix the Other Guy Matthew 5:38-42 In Brazil, several Indians who had been refused an audience with then President Ernesto Geisel because they were not wearing ties told the press they would “insist that any government official visiting an Indian Village must wear a feathered headdress more

  • Outrageous Attitudes Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Jan 6, 2002
    based on 119 ratings

    When personally wronged or injured, respond with an outrageous attitude.

    May 20, 2001 Relationships in the Kingdom – Part 5 INTRODUCTION Alexander Dumas’ book, The Count of Monte Cristo, has to be one of the most captivating novels ever written. I first read it when I was in high school. The primary character, Edmond Dantes, is a handsome young man with a promising more

  • The Power Of Love

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 9, 2002
    based on 34 ratings

    The Christian has been called demonstrate the power of love in his life by keeping a higher law with respect to the laws of rights and relationships.

    THE POWER OF LOVE MATTHEW 5:38-48 In Matthew 5:17 Christ said that he did not "... come to destroy the law or the prophets? but that he came ?to fulfill" it. Christ has often been accused of destroying the law of the Old Testament. Nothing could be further from the truth. Christ never taught more

  • Give And Take

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Feb 6, 2002
    based on 7 ratings

    There are many areas in which we must give and many areas in which we must take.

    Life is a “give and take” proposition. A. This is true in the area of material possessions and money. 1. We give of our time and talents in the work place and we take an agreed upon wage for our efforts B. This is true in love and emotional support. 1. We are more