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We Have to Love our Enemies

October 11, 2020 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Truths For Tough Times

Scripture: Romans 12:14–12:21

We Have to Love our Enemies
Romans 12:14-21
October 11, 2020
Pastor Rich Lanning

 

Introduction:


I. Who are our ‘enemies’? Romans 12:14, 20, Ps. 55:2-8.

 

 

 

 

 

II. We are called to love our enemies. Romans 12:14, 17-18, 20-21.

 

 

 

 

III. Why should we love our enemies?
      A. Love is one way that evil is overcome. Romans 12:21.

 


      B. Because this is what God does. Matt. 5:44-48.

 


      C. Because Christ loved us while we were still enemies. Romans 5:8-10.

 


      D. Because ultimately, God will bring His wrath on those who deserve it.
          Romans 12:19-20, Psalm 52:5-7.

 


Questions for reflection:
            • Who are the people that you find hardest to love? Why?
            • What do you think is Christ’s perspective toward these individuals?
            • What might be a tangible way of communicating love to one of these
               individuals in the coming week?            
            • Challenge: write down their names (if you know them) and begin praying
               for them.               

 

 

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