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The Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount
Love Your Enemies
First Christian Church—Sunday, June 16, 2024
Chuck Foreman, Teaching/Missions Pastor

Who do I really have to love?
Jesus never asks, “Who is my neighbor?”

He shows us what being a neighbor means.
And in the parable Jesus creates for you, your Good Samaritan will be the person you would never stop to help!

Today, Jesus challenges words put in God’s mouth which he never said, and presents the most counter intuitive,
yet world changing standard of the Kingdom of God—the way of love, even for our enemies.    

GOD’s Story— Love Your Enemies,  Matthew 5:43-48

“Love your neighbor and hate your enemy” (43)  
“I never said that!” –God
  • “Love your enemies & pray for those who persecute you” (44)  
  •  Your EGR (Extra Grace Required) person_________________________________
  • That person who seems out to get you___________________________________
  • That person who has hurt you__________________________________________
  • Your faceless political, ideological enemy_________________________________

  • Adopt a Terrorist            

  • Why? “…that you may be children of your Father in heaven.”  (45) 
  • You must operate differently than the tax collectors & pagans! (46-47)  
  • Be perfect—complete—in the way you love, as your Father is! (48)  

  •  What did you discover in this story?_______________________________________
BIG Idea:
Love those you disagree with, don’t get along with, and don’t enjoy being with.
Pray for those who are out to get you.
This is the way of Jesus.
Right On!
Scripture Reading: Proverbs 25:21-22; 1 Peter 4:8; Romans 5:8,10; Colossians 1:21-22    

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