Jesus said that we’d have a lot of enemies. 
“You will be hated by all for My name’s sake” (Mk 13:13). 
Jn 15:18-19.
WE OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD.
ROMANS 12:17-21
WE OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD.
HOW?
We pray. 
Prayer has great power. 
Hezekiah’s illness. 
Rhoda. 
We’ve been commanded to pray for our enemies (Matt 5:...
We do not retaliate. 
“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves” (v 19). 
“I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoeve...
We actively do good. 
Paul. 
Paul & Silas are imprisoned, but Paul ends up baptizing the jailer. 
“Being reviled, we b...
We all have a common enemy. 
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, s...
We have all been enemies of God. 
Rom 5:6-11. 
How are you honoring the sacrifice made for you?
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The Apostle Paul urges us to heap coals of fire upon the heads of our enemies. What did he mean by such a statement? How can we heap coals of fire upon someone's head?

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  1. 1. Jesus said that we’d have a lot of enemies. “You will be hated by all for My name’s sake” (Mk 13:13). Jn 15:18-19.
  2. 2. WE OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD.
  3. 3. ROMANS 12:17-21
  4. 4. WE OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD.
  5. 5. HOW?
  6. 6. We pray. Prayer has great power. Hezekiah’s illness. Rhoda. We’ve been commanded to pray for our enemies (Matt 5:43-44). When we are mistreated, the first thing we need to do is pray. We need to pray for God’s richest blessings upon that individual (Matt 5:45). We need to pray for repentance when sin is involved. We need to pray that we can place our feelings aside and treat the other person in a way that honors God. Pray for someone who has hurt you.
  7. 7. We do not retaliate. “Beloved, do not avenge yourselves” (v 19). “I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also” (Matt 5:39).
  8. 8. We actively do good. Paul. Paul & Silas are imprisoned, but Paul ends up baptizing the jailer. “Being reviled, we bless” (1 Cor 4:12). Stephen: “Lord, do not charge them with this sin” (Acts 7:60). Seek to do good to an enemy this week.
  9. 9. We all have a common enemy. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet 5:8). How do we respond to this enemy? “Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world” (1 Pet 5:9). Do you need to resist the devil this morning?
  10. 10. We have all been enemies of God. Rom 5:6-11. How are you honoring the sacrifice made for you?
  11. 11. WWW.PREACHINGHELPS.COM
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