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121216 sm 11 sweet revenge - Matthew 5:38-42


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Lesson 11 in a series on the Sermon on the Mount. Adapted from a lesson with the same title by Chip Bell at Presented December 16, 2012, at Palm Desert Church of Christ by Dale Wells.The original presentation included video clips that have been deleted in order to upload this sermon to Slideshare.

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121216 sm 11 sweet revenge - Matthew 5:38-42

  1. 1. SWEET REVENGE Matthew 5:38-42THE DISCIPLE’S HANDBOOKStudies in the Sermon on the Mount
  2. 2. THE DISCIPLE’S HANDBOOK Worship Economy Code RelationshipsCharacter Disciple’s Choices
  3. 3. THE DISCIPLE’S CODEGood Enough (5:17-20) To Tell the Truth (5:33-37)If Looks Could Kill (5:21-26) Sweet Revenge (5:38-41)Flames of Desire (5:27-30)Breaking Up is Hard … on You! (5:31-32)
  4. 4. AN EYE FOR AN EYE Matthew 5:38
  5. 5. Matthew 5:38 You have heard that it wassaid, Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.
  6. 6. When someone hurts us, we want … PAYBACK!
  7. 7. Matthew 5:38-39a You have heard that it wassaid, Eye for eye, and tooth fortooth.’ 39 But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
  8. 8. Nikita Khrushchev“We had no use for the policyof the Gospels: if someoneslaps you, just turn the othercheek. We had shown thatanyone who slapped us on ourcheek would get his headkicked off.”
  9. 9. Romans 12:17Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
  10. 10. Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as itdepends on you, live at peace with everyone.
  11. 11. Romans 12:19 Do not take revenge, myfriends, but leave room for Godswrath, for it is written: "It is mineto avenge; I will repay," says the Lord.
  12. 12. Romans 13:4[Government] is Gods servant to do you good.But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does notbear the sword for nothing. He is Godsservant, an agent of wrath to bringpunishment on the wrongdoer.
  13. 13. Romans 12:20-21Do not take revenge… 20 On the contrary: "Ifyour enemy is hungry, feed him; if he isthirsty, give him something to drink. In doingthis, you will heap burning coals on his head."21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcomeevil with good.
  14. 14. TURN THE OTHER CHEEK Matthew 5:39
  15. 15. Matthew 5:39b If someone strikes you on theright cheek, turn to him the other also.
  16. 16. In Other WordsBe kind and generous even when someoneverbally or physically assaults your person
  17. 17. THE SHIRT OFF MY BACK Matthew 5:40
  18. 18. Matthew 5:40And if someone wants to sue youand take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.
  19. 19. In Other WordsBe kind and generous even when someone unjustly cheats you out of your property
  20. 20. GO THE SECOND MILE Matthew 5:41
  21. 21. Matthew 5:41If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
  22. 22. In Other WordsBe kind and generous even when someone forces you to do something against your will
  23. 23. EXPLOITED GENEROSITY Matthew 5:42
  24. 24. Matthew 5:42Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
  25. 25. In Other WordsBe kind and generous even when someone takes advantage of your generosity
  26. 26. SUMMING UPEasier Said Than Done