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Loving Your Enemies

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Date: October 15, 2017

Speaker: Jay O'Brien

Series: Glorifying God in All Things

Scripture: Romans 12:14–12:21

Will you have enemies?

  • Opposition for your faith

16 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, 18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles....  22 and you will be hated by all for my name's sake.... 25 If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household. - Matthew 10

  • Opposition within your faith
  • Opposition from friends and family

3 They encircle me with words of hate,

    and attack me without cause.

4  In return for my love they accuse me,

    but I give myself to prayer.[a]

5  So they reward me evil for good,

    and hatred for my love.’

- Psalm 109:3-5


How is blessing your enemy possible?

  • When you recognize God's grace moved you from being an enemy to being beloved


What does blessing look like?

  • Rejoicing and Weeping
  • Showing Honor
  • Serving