121230 sm 12 i love him ... i love him not matthew 5 43-48 (abridged)

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Lesson 12 on the Sermon on the Mount. Adapted from a lesson with the same title by Chip Bell at www.Bible.org. Presented December 30, 2012, at Palm Desert Church of Christ by Dale Wells. (Videos have been removed for upload, but the audio track of the videos remains.)


  • 1.I LOVE HIM I LOVE HIM NOT! Matthew 5:43-48THE DISCIPLES HANDBOOKStudies in the Sermon on the Mount

2. THE DISCIPLES HANDBOOKWorship EconomyCode RelationshipsCharacter DisciplesChoices 3. THE DISCIPLES CODEGood Enough (5:17-20) To Tell the Truth (5:33-37)If Looks Could Kill (5:21-26) Sweet Revenge (5:38-41)Flames of Desire (5:27-30)I Love Him I Love Him NOT! (5:43-48)Breaking Up is Hard on You! (5:31-32) 4. A LOVE OR HATE RELATIONSHIPMatthew 5:43 5. Matthew 5:43 "You have heard that it was said,Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. 6. Who is my enemy? One who hates us One who seeks to harm us One who has wronged us One who is on the opposite side of an issueAn unfriendly One who is hostile to our values or beliefsopponent 7. We can find enemies anywhere Hostile nationsIn the world Terrorists Political opponentsIn the nation Religious opponentsIn personal Business rivals relations Personal rivals 8. A LOVE FOR HATE RELATIONSHIPMatthew 5:44 9. Matthew 5:44 But I tell you: Love your enemiesand pray for those who persecute you, 10. Asking the wrong question We ask Who isGod asks Whonot worthy of our do you love whos love? not worthy? 11. What does it mean to love your enemy? It is a decision to do Jesus word It is not how you feel something, sometimesfor love about somethingopposite to what youfeel like doing 12. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, itdoes not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude,it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, itkeeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does notdelight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 Italways protects, always trusts, always hopes,always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. 13. WHY SHOULD WE LOVE THEM? Matthew 5:45 14. Matthew 5:45That you He causes his sun to rise onmay bethe evil and the good,sons of and sends rain on theyour Father righteous and thein heaven.unrighteous. 15. GODS LOVE IS BASED ON GRACE, BUT MANS LOVE IS BASED ON MERITMatthew 5:46-47 16. Matthew 5:46-4746 If you love those who 47 And if you greet only love you, what reward your brothers, what arewill you get? Are not you doing more than even the tax collectors others? Do not even doing that? pagans do that? 17. WHOS YOUR DADDY? Matthew 5:48 18. Matthew 5:48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. 19. LOVING LIKE GOD LOVESGrover Norwood & Ulice Parker 20. The Heart of Texas MovieVideo clips deleted for upload toSlideshare 21. IF YOU CANNOT LOVE AS GOD LOVESCan you at least love as Grover Norwood does?