Love Breeds Forgiveness
Sermon for October 28, 2018
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48
Text: Matthew 5:44-45
Theme: Love Breeds Forgiveness
In verses 44 and 45, Jesus seeks to break the cycle of violence by advancing the characteristics of a new love ethic; a love ethic that captures an essence of righteousness that embraces the personhood of “the other” amidst strife and hatred. The type of radical love Jesus describes in verses 44 and 45 requires an evolved interpretation of the Law. In verse 44, Jesus commissions his audience, comprised of his disciples first, and then the larger crowd, to not only love your enemies, but to also pray for those who persecute you.
That appears difficult even in this age of political unrest, this age of youth violence and blatant prejudice, but we as believers must oppose the oppression and the violence, yet stay true to the Word of God. Love conquers hate.
We pray that you will come and worship with us at either our 8:00 or 11:00 service on Sunday mornings. Sunday School is also held at 9:30.
May God continue to bless you richly.