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A Revolutionary Kind of Love - Luke 6.27-36

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Jesus said to "Love your enemies." It's a revolutionary kind of love. We are to love like this because our Heavenly Father loves like this. …

Jesus said to "Love your enemies." It's a revolutionary kind of love. We are to love like this because our Heavenly Father loves like this.

The message was given on Sept 22, 2013 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For more info, go to www.NewCityChurch.ca.

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  • 1. A Revolutionary Kind of Love Luke 6:27-36 image: Claire Brownlow
  • 2. God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life Luke 6:27-36 Found on page 862 in our guest Bibles. Today’s Scripture:
  • 3. “Norm Peterson” from “Cheers”
  • 4. How will we respond to a dog-eat-dog world ?
  • 5. A Revolutionary Kind of Love Luke 6:27-36 image: Claire Brownlow
  • 6. I say to you, Love your enemies, Luke 6:27-28 do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you....
  • 7. Greek Lesson for the Day Four Different Words For “LOVE”
  • 8. Greek Lesson for the Day Four Different Words For “LOVE” • storge = natural affection
  • 9. Greek Lesson for the Day Four Different Words For “LOVE” • storge = natural affection • eros = romantic love
  • 10. Greek Lesson for the Day Four Different Words For “LOVE” • storge = natural affection • eros = romantic love • philia = the love of friendship
  • 11. Greek Lesson for the Day Four Different Words For “LOVE” • storge = natural affection • eros = romantic love • philia = the love of friendship • agape = unconditional love = unmerited love
  • 12. “Such a love is not motivated by the merit of the one who is loved…. It is a deliberate love, rooted in the will—a love by choice. Agape love says, ‘I will love this person because, by God’s grace, I choose to love this person.’”
  • 13. I say to you, Love your enemies, Luke 6:27-28 do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
  • 14. To one who strikes you on the Luke 6:27-28 cheek, offer the other also....
  • 15. To one who strikes you on the Luke 6:29-30 cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from the one who
  • 16. ...takes away your goods do not Luke 6:30 demand them back....
  • 17. If Christians took this absolutely literally there would soon be a class of saintly paupers, owning nothing, and another of prosperous idlers and thieves. It is not this that Jesus is seeking, but a readiness among his followers to give and give and give. The Christian should never refrain from giving out of a love for his possessions. “ ”~ Leon Morris, NT Scholar
  • 18. And as you wish that others would Luke 6:31 do to you, do so to them.
  • 19. If you love those who love you, what Luke 6:32-33 benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
  • 20. And if you lend to those from whom Luke 6:34 you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount....
  • 21. But love your enemies, and do Luke 6:35 good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
  • 22. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. ~ Jesus of Nazareth The Gospel of Matthew, 5:45
  • 23. Be merciful, even as your Father Luke 6:36 is merciful.
  • 24. We are to love like this because our Heavenly Father loves like this.
  • 25. “There are two particularly astonishing things about these instructions. First, their simplicity: they are obvious, clear, direct, and memorable. Second, their scarcity. How many people do you know who really live like this?”
  • 26. Root yourself in the Gospel 1 image: photos.com
  • 27. “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.” ~ The Apostle Paul Romans 5:6
  • 28. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” ~ The Apostle Paul Romans 5:8
  • 29. “...when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son.” ~ The Apostle Paul Romans 5:10
  • 30. Reflect the family likeness 2
  • 31. I am the vine. You are the branches... Apart from me, you can do nothing. ~ Jesus of Nazareth The Gospel of John, 14:5
  • 32. ~ Patrick Greene “Atheist Activist”
  • 33. “We didn’t expect this kind of treatment from most Christians because most Christians don’t act this way. But because of the fact that Jesus said ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’… these people are acting like real Christians. Both my wife and I love them for that, because they are actually putting their actions where their beliefs are.”
  • 34. A Revolutionary Kind of Love image: Claire Brownlow
  • 35. Claire Brownlow: .http://www.flickr.com/photos/22620068@N08/5877237004/ Britt-Marie Sohlstrom: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97449017@N00/297360318/ flickr images courtesy of: other images: Photos.com:Alejandro da Silva Farias / 93166103 Photo: Patrick Greene (pub. in The Christian Post) http://www.christianpost.com/news/atheist-activist-with-failing- vision-gets-help-from-christians-71997/