This sermon was preached by Stu Gosling at the Fallowfield site of Christ Church Manchester on Sunday 27th July 2014.
This message was the eighth part of the Sermon on the Mount series, preached at Christ Church Manchester’s church in Fallowfield in summer 2014. The full series included the following sermons:
- The Beatitudes – Part 1 (by Tim Simmonds)
- The Beatitudes – Part 2 (by Tim Simmonds)
- The Beatitudes – Part 3 (by Dan Terry)
- A Visible City (by Tim Simmonds)
- Let Go Of Your Anger (by Tim Simmonds)
- Let Go Of Your Lust (by Tim Simmonds)
- Let Your Yes Be Yes and Your No Be No (by Andy Dowdeswell)
- Love Your Neighbour and Your Enemies (by Stu Gosling)
- Give (by Tom O’Toole)
- Plan For the Future (by Tim Simmonds)
- Worry (by Tim Simmonds)
- That Golden Rule (by Jamie Semple)
- The Wise and Foolish Builders (by Dan Watts)
This sermon was based on Matthew 5:38-48.
38″You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.
Love Your Enemies
43″You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
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