Presentation on theme: "43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45."— Presentation transcript:
43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. 46 If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. 47 If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. 48 But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Love=Agape=Active, One Way Street From Entity That Loves
Hate=Not Love or Loveless
Jesus Is Creating A Kingdom 1.Jesus purpose is to demonstrate the Kingdom of God and have people embrace it (Matthew 3:2, Matthew 13:44) 2.Jesus is the incarnation or what the Kingdom of God looks like in flesh (Matt. 4:17) Kingdom of World VS Kingdom of God Trusts power of sword/exerts power over others Trusts Power of the cross/lays life down for others Only concerned with behaviorTransforms lives from inside out Rooted in preserving self interestRooted in loving God and loving people TribalUniversal Tit for TatCarry your cross Earthly EnemiesSpiritual Enemy
For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. Romans 5:10