Love Your EnemiesJune 23, 2019

KINGDOM OF GRACE #8
“Love Your Enemies”
Matthew 5:43-48 / June 23, 2019
Mike Baker - Normal Campus


LOVE LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE (LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF)

o “Love your neighbor” (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 19:19 & 22:39; Romans 13:9-10; Galatians 5:14; James 2:8)

o “Hate your enemy” (tax collectors [Rome], Gentiles – vs. 46&47)

o “Who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29, Leviticus 19:34)


LOVE LIKE YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN (LOVE YOUR ENEMIES)

o “I say to you, love your enemies…” (v. 44)

o “Sons (and daughters) of your Father” (v. 45, see also Matthew 5:13&14, 6:10)

o Perfect? (v. 44, Luke 6:27)