Getting Even June 16, 2019

KINGDOM OF GRACE #7
“Getting Even”
Matthew 5:38-42 / June 16, 2019


EVIL “ANYONE’S” THEN AND NOW

o First century (slap, sue, force, borrow)

o 21st century (what injustices are you suffering from evil ones?)

o Jesus (Matthew 26:67; 27:30,32; John 19:17,23, 24)

THE LAW OF RETALIATION

o “An eye for an eye…” (Exodus 21:23, Leviticus 24:20, Deuteronomy 19:21)

o 3 grace-less attitudes

THE KINGDOM RESPONSE

o “do not resist” (v. 39, note Ephesians 6:13, James 4:7, I Peter 5:9)

o “…overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:19-21, Deuteronomy 32:35)

o Grace (Exodus 21:25, Isaiah 53:5)



PRAYER REQUEST 

Pray that God will give you strength this week to graciously respond to those who treat you unfairly.  Ask God’s Holy Spirit to develop a spiritual reflex to overcome evil with good.

Pray that God will send extra workers to our Eastview Kids ministry.  Ask God if you are the answer to that prayer.

Pray for our students upcoming trip, “MOVE” - the annual CIY conference.  Pray that God will change hearts, renew Christian commitment, and reveal ministry purpose and calling to the hundreds of students that will attend from Eastview.

Pray for the elder team as they prayerfully meet the next two weeks and consider how Eastview’s will play out over the next 3-5 years.  Pray for wisdom and unity for Steve, Barton, Mike, John A, John M, Rod, Austin, and Chad.

Pray for the lost (without Jesus) friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintances, and neighbors by name.  Ask God to open their heart to the gospel and a door for you to speak.