LOVE Those You Hate

GUWGStopHateLOVE-O-RAMA 2017 continues here on GUWG.

Think of the one person on this planet you despise more than anyone else.

Here’s what Jesus said we should do about people like that:

LOVE them.

Here are his exact words:

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:44-45)

Here’s more:

Jesus on People We Hate

GUWGStopHateWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re in the midst of a series entitled JESUS ON EVERYTHING, where we’re looking at what Jesus said on a wide variety of subjects with a minimum of commentary from me.

Want to reeeeeeeeally show the world what Jesus and this whole love thing looks like? Do this:

Revolutionary Love

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

Today, we come to what a theologian named John Stott called the “highest point of the Sermon on the Mount.” I love how he describes it:

It is both most admired and most resented, namely the attitude of total love which Christ calls us to show towards one who is evil and our enemies. Nowhere is the challenge of the Sermon greater. Nowhere is the distinctness of the Christian counter-culture more obvious. Nowhere is our need of the power of the Holy Spirit (whose first fruit is love) more compelling.

Pray through these words with all your :

Love Your Enemies. Now. Seriously.

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. (Matthew 5:44)

Think of the one person on this planet whom you despise more than anyone else. Here’s what Jesus says we should do about people like that:

Love them.
Pray for them.

What would happen if people actually took Jesus’ words seriously? Think we’d have less war? Fewer shootings in our neighborhoods?