As Jesus continues preaching to the crowds about kingdom living, he now moves into one of the most difficult, yet most distinctly Christian, teachings in his sermon: love for enemies. Jesus here commands his disciples that they must not only love them, but do good to them, pray for them, and even lend to them expecting nothing in return; “as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them” (Luke 6:31). But how is such profound, genuine, and costly love even possible for us to demonstrate or even know? In this sermon, Pastor Dave explains the good news that Jesus Christ loved us while we were his enemies (Rom. 5:8-10), and how this gospel of grace is the transforming power that enables us to love our own enemies.
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