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Love Your Enemies

October 24, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Love Your Enemies – Matthew 5:43-48

 

Sermon Notes:

1)  World’s Standard – Only love those _____________.  _____________your enemies.

2)  Christ’s Command – Love_____________, including_____________.

3)  God’s Character – Loving your enemies demonstrates you are_____________.

Discussion Questions:

  • How did God show love to you when you were His enemy?
  • What does it look like to love our enemies?  What examples does Jesus give in this text?
  • How does Jesus enable us to keep this command?
  • What “enemies” could you begin praying for?

Other Passages to Consider:

Lev 19:1-18; Mt 5:10-12; Lk 10:25-37; 23:34; Acts 7:60; Rom 5:1-11; 12:14-21; Eph 4:29-5:2; 1 Jn 4:7-12

Overcome Evil with Good

October 16, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Overcome Evil with Good – Matthew 5:38-42

 

Sermon Notes:

Instead of ______________________, Jesus calls us to be willing to abandon our ______________________.

Four examples:

1)  Turn the other cheek – v39b.

2)  Let him have your cloak – v40.

3)  Go the extra mile – v41.

4)  Give to those who beg & borrow – v42.

Digging Deeper:

  • How is God glorified when we choose not to retaliate when we are done wrong?
  • In addition to God being glorified, what other results can occur when we return good for evil?
  • What attributes of God encourage us to not retaliate?
  • How does the example of Christ help you obey this teaching in Matthew 5?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ex 21:22-25; Matt 26:52-54; Rom 12:9-21; 1 Cor 6:7; Phil 2:1-11; 3:20-21; 2 Thess 3:10; 1 Pet 2:18-25.

Be Truthful & Reliable

October 02, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Be Truthful & Reliable – Matthew 5:33-37

 

Sermon Notes:

1)  Jewish tradition used oaths to_______________.

2)  Jesus commands us to simply_______________and_______________.

Temptations/Hazards to Avoid

Digging Deeper:

  • How are all three members of the Trinity associated with truth?
  • Where does lying come from?
  • How are others affected when we don’t keep our word?
  • How is being truthful and reliable a great opportunity to bring glory to God?

Other Passages to Consider:

Lev 19:12; Num 23:19; Deut 23:21; Ps 15; 51:6; Matt 23:16-22; Jn 8:44; Eph 4:25; Heb 6:18; Jam 5:12

Take Marriage Seriously

September 25, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Take Marriage Seriously – Matthew 5:31-32

 

Sermon Notes:

1)  Man’s Corruption – Easy divorce ______________

2)  God’s Intention – One man and one woman in a ________________ of loving companionship

3)  Christ’s Restoration – ____________ and ____________ to glorify God in your life and marriage

Digging Deeper:

  • Why did God create marriage?
  • What does marriage display about God and the Gospel?
  • If married, what could you do this week to build into your marriage?
  • Whether single, married, divorced, or widowed – how does the Gospel speak into your current life situation?

Other Passages to Consider:

Genesis 2:18-25; Isa 1:18; Joel 2:25; Matt 19:1-12; Mark 10:1-12; Luke 16:18; 1 Cor 6:9-11; 7:1-16; Eph 5:22-33. 

 

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