Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:43-48
Sermon in a Sentence
The radical righteousness that Christ demands requires us to love not only our friends who love us in return, but also our enemies who hate us and desire to harm us, because we are true children of God who live with a heavenly rather than an earthly perspective.
- As believers, we are not to limit the degree to which we love, or the people to whom we show love.
- Engaging in practical, humble and sacrificial acts of love demonstrates that we are God’s children who are recipients of His underserved love.
- The standard to which we are to aspire is not that which the world sets, but rather is the righteous perfection of our heavenly Father.