Series: Ways of a Disciple
Title: Beyond Loving Those Who Love You – Loving Perfectly
Text: Matthew 5:43-47
More than a feel-good sentiment, love in the Bible is the persistence to do good to all – even those who hate us.
Was there a time when you received a love you did not deserve?
Why do you think it is easier to love those that love us?
The text in Matthew 5:46-47 says that God causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good. What is the implication for His children?
Why should we as Christians love those who hate us? Romans 5:8 says that God demonstrated His love for us by sending Jesus to die for us while we were still sinners. Beyond following a rule or a command, how can loving people we dislike be something meaningful and joyful?
Is there anyone that you do not particularly like in your workplace, family, or even this lifegroup? How can you do good to them?