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  • Love In The Midst Of War

    Contributed by Cameron Horsburgh on Nov 4, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,757 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 that ...read more

  • A Perfect Heart

    Contributed by J. Richard Lord, Jr. on Aug 15, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
     | 3,859 views

    Christian Perfection is possible!

    A PERFECT HEART Matt. 5:43-48 INTRO: There is a bumper sticker that is popular among Christians. It says, “Christians are not perfect, just forgiven!” I believe I understand what that statement is trying to say, “We are Christians, God has forgiven us, but we are still going to make mistakes!” ...read more

  • What About The Violence In Christian History? Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jun 8, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 5,515 views

    We need to ask: 1) Why is there violence in Christian history? 2) Why is there violence in present day Christianity? 3) What can be done about it today?

    Sadly, there are many people today who reject Christianity because of the hypocrisy and inconsistencies of the church and individual Christians throughout history. They point to some of the ugly parts of the church’s past like the Crusades, the witch trials, and the Inquisition. The Spanish ...read more

  • I Have To Love Who? Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Apr 18, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,715 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.

    INTRODUCTION Kid’s views on Love: What do most people do on a date? • On the first date they tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. Mike, 10 • I’m not rushing into being in love. I’m finding fourth grade hard enough. Regina, 10 Some surefire ...read more

  • Loving Those We Hate Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 22, 2001
    based on 82 ratings
     | 11,945 views

    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 ...read more

  • A New Commandment

    Contributed by Roger Thompson on Jun 17, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 30,565 views

    A sermon on the command of Jesus to love one another.

    TOPIC: ?A New Commandment? TEXT: John 13:34-35 Here?s the scene, from the 13th chapter of the Gospel of John: Jesus and his disciples are in the Upper Room. It?s the Last Supper. Judas has already left to do his evil deed of betrayal. Jesus and the other eleven disciples are still at the ...read more

  • Love / Hate Relationships

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Jul 29, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,033 views

    REAL LOVE IS SHARING IN THE NATURE OF GOD!

    LOVE / HATE RELATIONSHIPS READ TEXT ROMANS 12: 9-21 PREACHED TEXT MATTHEW 5: 43 –48 INTRODUCTION: The pilot was Jewish, and the co-pilot was Taiwanese. It was the first time they had flown together, and it was obvious by the silence that they didn’t get along. After 30 minutes, the Captain finally ...read more

  • Survivor 7: How To Survive Conflict Series

    Contributed by Geoff Baggett on Oct 27, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 6,770 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

  • The Third Mile Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Jun 17, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,364 views

    Isn’t going the second mile enough? Not for a true disciple and follower of Jesus...

    I. A Misrepresentation that Is Typical (43) A. An Omission that was Considerable 1. How do we love our neighbor? 2. The OT admonition paralleled Jesus’ commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves (see Lev. 19:18) B. An Addition that was Convenient 1. Nowhere in scripture do you find the ...read more

  • Forgiving Our Enemies

    Contributed by John Howard on Feb 22, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,418 views

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

    Forgiving Our Enemies Matt 5:43-48 With the events of 11 Sep - Came a lot of anguish and horror - Then came anger and the desire to find the terrorists - Who did this terrible thing - These are normal human reactions - And are something we all experience - But we are called as Christians to be ...read more

  • Schoolyard Violence (Opening The Circle)

    Contributed by David Swinney on May 10, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 5,881 views

    The only Biblical, Christian response to the violence of our society is to let the love of Jesus be the rule for the way that we treat others.

    Schoolyard Violence (Opening the Circle) Matthew 5: 21-26; 38-48 Sunday Morning, March 11, 2001 Introduction: The Bus Ride Home The boy was already a little worried when he walked up the stairs to of the school bus. He was running late that afternoon, and the front seats, the ones near the ...read more

  • Love Minus Zero No Limit

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,019 views

    A. Introduction 1.

    A. Introduction 1. Lying at the very heart of the Christian faith is the Great Commandment, Matthew 22:37-40: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your ...read more

  • But I Say Unto You . . .

    Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 21, 2000
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,589 views

    Jesus fulfilled the law.

    Restored! John 9:1-7 There are a few things I am good at, but many things I'm bad at. Still other things I'm absolutely terrible at. Among them, I am a terrible patient. Other than a couple of childhood illnesses, I hadn't been sick a day in my life until a doctor diagnosed me with thyroid ...read more

  • Prayer

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Dec 28, 2000
    based on 106 ratings
     | 9,656 views

    In order to accomplish the divine command to forgive one another, you must first learn to live your life in prayer and intercession as Jesus commanded.

    "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you that you may be sons of your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:44) Forgiveness will flow freely to a cold world only from a heart that is warmed by God’s love. Praying for those who have hurt you proves that you are a child of God and ...read more

  • Sermon On The Mount Lesson 18

    Contributed by Bill Prater on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 3,013 views

    Lesson 18

    This lesson is more or less a continuation of the previous one. In verses 38-42 we learned what we are not supposed to do when we’ve been mistreated by others. That is, we are not to retaliate in like kind. The Biblical principle of an "eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth" was not given to ...read more