Sunday, February 18, 2024

The Jesus Way - “The Way of Response”

The Jesus Way
“The Way of Response”
Matthew 5:38-48 CSB


Key Truth: "To follow Jesus means to live out the values and principles of His Kingdom with our whole lives.”

Main Question: How does a Christian’s response to offense demonstrate The Jesus Way? 

1.    response to revenge  (vs. 38-42)


a.    Slapping the cheek (vs. 39b)

b.    Suing for compensation (vs. 40)

c.     Forcing into service (vs. 41)

d.    Giving generously (vs. 42)


2.    response of love (vs. 43-48)

a.    God gives good gifts to all. (vs. 45b) 

b.    Even evildoers love their friends. (vs. 46-47)

After the Message: 
Read Matthew 5:38-48. How have you responded to someone who has offended you? Do you retaliate or do you respond with an attitude of grace, humility, and service? Do you love only those who love you or do you intentionally love your enemies? 

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