Sermon for October 14, 2018
Presented by Rev. Dr. Daniel Stegeman
Title: Love Your Enemies
Text: Matthew 5:43-47
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible, Copyright © 2001 by Crossway
Key verses: 2 Cor. 10:3-4, Lev. 19:18, Luke 10:25-37, Prov. 25:21, Luke 23:24
1. We Show That We are a Child of God by Loving our Enemies (verse 45a)
2. We Should Love our Enemies Because God is Good to All (verse 45b); Psalm 145:15-16
3. Everyone Loves Those who Love Them – Jesus says we should exceed our fellow man (verses 46-47)
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