Sunday, October 06, 2019
God has designed us to be a family.
Delbert Enns pastor www.EasTview.org
To live with others in heaven will be wonderful but on earth it's a different story.
We can't allow indifference to poison our hearts. We all have people we don't like.
Jesus will help you.
This series is hard. Lust divorce etc. Are hard to talk about. It's hard to pattern after Jesus. He's an upside down kingdom. None of us can do the Sermon. We need a Savior.
How to be a witness? How well do you handle your emotions?
We don't say revenge retaliation. We just say I have my rights to get even.
"You have heard that it was said, ' An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth .' But I say to you, do not resist the evildoer. But whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well. And if someone wants to sue you and to take your tunic, give him your coat also. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to the one who asks you, and do not reject the one who wants to borrow from you.
Matthew 5:38-42 NET
The OT said there is a financial penalty for doing evil. The Jews made more laws. Jesus declared himself an authority to change the law. Do good to those who wronged you.
They liked to slap people on the right cheek with the back of the right hand.
Jesus said give them what's yours. Offer 2 miles when the soldier asks for the 1 mile of help.
Show unrestricted love to others. Don't be so demanding. Avoid narcissism.
Revenge will be canceled through prayer. Matt 26:38, 39
Not my will. Jesus knows how to forgive. He prayed.
Time to pray. God I want to let go.