Sermon Recordings MP3 Post:-

20110313am Red Letter Series 4: Others

Intro

It would be much easier to be a Christian if we did not have to involve other people!!!

Some radical statements

  1. Harsh words and anger kill too
    – The power of words:
    –“You’ll never amount to anything!”
    –“You’re useless”
    –“I never loved you!”
  2. Forgiveness (or failing to forgive) impacts our worship
    – Drinking poison and hoping the person we hate will die.
  3. Settling a matter is better than going to court
    – If settlement is possible
  4. Be strong by being gentle
    – Right cheek slap… Disdain
  5. Love your enemies

Conclusion

Wimpy Christianity?
– It takes courage not to pour our anger out on people who can’t defend themselves
– It takes courage to forgive
– It takes courage to resolve a matter rather than let the courts make a mess of it.
– It takes courage to resist the bait of provocation
– It takes courage to love your enemies. Victor Frankl: “We were freer than our captives.”

Jesus did all of this for us:
– Came to save and not condemn
– Father forgive them
– Paid the price on our heads
– Was silent in trial and arrest
– Went to the cross.

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