Apr 24, 2016
No one but Jesus has ever said "Love your enemies." The normal and accepted way to live is to endure your enemies at best. This week Jesus invites his disciples to the summit of the Christian's character and conduct. According to Jesus, this is one of the chief aims of the Christian life. The summit is glorious but it is also difficult to get to. Curiously, for the first time in the sermon Jesus mentions the world "Love". Why? And why does Jesus command his followers to love their enemies? How might we actually live out this incredibly difficult and lofty command? Surprisingly, Jesus gives one of the most beautiful incentives in all of scripture.