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  • Radical Love: Prompts Radical Changes PRO Sermon

    Contributed by Sermon Spark on Oct 2, 2023
    based on 3 ratings
     | 402 views

    To explore the concept of Radical Love, emphasizing its transformative power and its importance as the foundation of all commandments, urging us to love God, our neighbors, and even our enemies with a selfless, sacrificial love.

    Good morning, church family! Today, we'll be taking a deep dive into a topic that is central to our faith, yet so challenging in practice - Radical Love. In her book, 'The Greatest Thing in the World', respected Christian author Amy Carmichael wrote, “You can give without loving, but you cannot ...read more

  • Prayer

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Dec 28, 2000
    based on 106 ratings
     | 9,560 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

  • But I Say Unto You . . .

    Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 21, 2000
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,450 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

  • The Importance Of Remembering

    Contributed by Eric Sellgren on Jan 10, 2001
    based on 90 ratings
     | 2,858 views

    A Sermon for Remebrance Sunday - revised October 2001

    A word of explanation about this one, as it`s very different from all my other stories. In the United Kingdom, on the nearest Sunday to November 11th (the date of the end of the First World War), services are held in Churches, Cathedrals and at War Memorials, to remember all those who died in the ...read more

  • Sermon On The Mount Lesson 18

    Contributed by Bill Prater on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 2,888 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

  • Love Almighty And Ills Unlimited Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 16, 2001
    based on 76 ratings
     | 3,992 views

    When we are dealing with issues and conflicts, we may select to be babies (unlimited retaliation), children (limited retaliation), adolescents (limited love), or mature (unlimited love), toward Jesus’ command to "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect."

    Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. What madman spoke those words? What visionary would even in his wildest dreams suppose that you and I could be perfect? What is this raving? It is the word of Jesus, at the end of a series of challenges. Love your enemies. Give to ...read more

  • Anger Series

    Contributed by Troy Mason on Apr 20, 2001
    based on 35 ratings
     | 5,105 views

    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. ...read more

  • Schoolyard Violence (Opening The Circle)

    Contributed by David Swinney on May 10, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 5,767 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

  • When The Rain Comes Series

    Contributed by Mark Hensley on May 16, 2001
    based on 109 ratings
     | 6,963 views

    Chad a 34-year-old software developer married with two children from Florida would rather sleep in on Sundays...find out why.

    West Greeley Baptist Church May 20 2001 “When the rain comes” Matthew 5: 44-45 Pastor Mark Hensley 44But I tell you: Love your enemies[1] and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on ...read more

  • Love That's Tough To Do

    Contributed by John Stensrud on Apr 28, 2001
    based on 75 ratings
     | 4,039 views

    Who knows why someone chooses to be our enemy? And how do you respond to them when they do? The tendency is to strike back.

    Love That’s Tough to Do Matthew 5:43-48 Sermon by Pastor John Stensrud Immanuel Baptist Church Elgin, IL Delivered on February 18, 2001 Mat 5:43 "You have heard that it was said, ’Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute ...read more

  • Christmas Gifts For Your Enemies Series

    Contributed by Chuck Hendrix on Feb 14, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,642 views

    Christmas time will allow you to give gifts to everyone, even your enemies.

    CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR YOUR ENEMIES Romans 12:9-21 and Matthew 5:43-48 Introduction: We make a list of them, wish for them, talk about them. Some people go in debt to buy them, everyone wants them...GIFTS! We say things like, "What do you want for Christmas this year?" Or, He is always so hard ...read more

  • Inclusive Love

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 9, 2001
    based on 178 ratings
     | 13,496 views

    Let’s talk about love

    Text: Matthew 5:43-48 Subject: Love Theme: Love your enemies. Prop: To be like God, we are to love even our enemies. T.S. We will look at reasons for Christ command for his followers to love their enemies. INTRODUCTION A story in the Sunshine Magazine about a professor of psychology illustrates ...read more

  • Forgiving Our Enemies

    Contributed by John Howard on Feb 22, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,296 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

  • Practice What He Preached

    Contributed by John Beehler on Feb 17, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 6,062 views

    How often do we practice what Jesus preached?

    Practice What He Preached First of all, let’s suppose that you’re a Jew walking down a street in Jerusalem, & you see some folks gathered over here talking politics. And they’re arguing about some changes Herod wants to make in the Welfare program. And you know some of them, so there ...read more

  • Loving Your Enemies Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Jan 6, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 8,530 views

    Loving my enemy is a way to show I belong to God.

    May 27, 2001 Relationships in the Kingdom – Part 6 INTRODUCTION Before the reunification of Germany, each of Uwe Holmer’s eight children tried to enroll at the University of East Berlin, and each one was rejected. The East German Ministry of Education wasn’t in the habit of giving reasons for ...read more