Christians are to be different than the world in dealing with people who are hard to live with. We are not into revenge but rather into forgiveness and overlooking wrongs. Matthew 5:38 – 48 will be the main text. 38“You have heard that the law of Moses says, ‘If an eye is injured, injure the eye of the person who did it. If a tooth gets knocked out, knock out the tooth of the person who did it.’ 39But I say, don’t resist an evil person! If you are slapped on the right cheek, turn the other, too. 40If you are ordered to court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. 41If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles. 42Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.
Over the next six weekends, we will learn from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew 5 - 6. We will see how Christians are blessed only when they reach the end of self and focus on living for Jesus.
The material will be loosely connected to the Kyle Idleman life group study, The End of Me.
Jesus' followers are to think and act differently than the world around us. We're not to be thermometers adjusting to the moral climate of our environment; we're to be thermostats setting the standard for the culture.