Love the Haters

08 Jul, 2015

Sermon Notes

Love the Haters
Matthew 5:43-48

As one simply reads the Bible it soon becomes clear that it is like a mirror for your heart (James 1:22-24). In His famous sermon, Jesus made the heart the focus of His ethical teachings. Today we look at the greatest of all heart issues - our love for others.

I. A hidden enemy inside us: "hate your enemies" - 5:43

II. A hard exhortation to challenge us: Love your enemies - 5:44-45

III. A helpful exam to enlighten us: "what are you doing out of the ordinary?" - 5:46-47

IV. A holy Example to guide us: "Be perfect, as your Father" - 5:48