“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

21/02/2021 – Evening Service: Living as God’s children in a nasty world

Bible Readings:

1 John 2:12 – 29

Matthew 5:38 – 48, Luke 23:26 – 43

Sermon Outline:

Matthew 5:43–48 (NKJV)

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

I  A deep undercurrent of patience and forbearance

II  An energetic love in doing good to enemies

III  How can anyone be that in such a nasty world?