Jesus Said What?!?! Love Your Enemies

Series: Jesus Said What

Sunday, April 29, 2018 | By Gary Holmes

Ok, I get that Jesus wants us to learn to love others better. But what is this stuff about loving our enemies? Is this realistic. Can you come up with several people that you might classify as “enemies” and you feel you could never love. Jesus won’t leave us alone on this one. Our hope, our future, our experience of God’s grace upon our lives is dependent on offering grace to others. I know, what was Jesus thinking to tell us to love our enemies?

Gary Holmes


Associated Scripture Passage(s):

Luke 6:27-36

Luke 6:27-36

27But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. 29And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. 30Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. 31And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. 33And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. (KJV)

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