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Love Your Enemies

Matthew 5:43-48

The Old Testament Law was ___________________ (vs. 43)

_________________ your enemies (vs. 44)

_________________ for your enemies(vs. 44)

_________________ you’re a Christian (vs. 45)

_________________ God’s Example (vs. 45)

_________________ by a higher standard (vs. 46-47)

_________________ His perfection (vs. 48)

 

Discussion Questions:

What spoke to you from the sermon?

Who are people we have a hard time loving?

How does it make you feel to know God loved you even when you were an enemy of his?

How does praying for our enemies change our hearts?

Read 1 John 3:11-24 together. What does John have to say on this topic that Pastor Wayne did not mention?

How does God’s blessings and the hardships we face both turn us to seek God?

How do we reflect the character and nature of God by showing love to our enemies? Pray for one another’s prayer requests and praises.