Radical Righteousness: The Christian and Retaliation

Radical Righteousness: The Christian and Retaliation

Scripture Reference:  Matthew 5:38-42

Sermon in a Sentence

The radical righteousness that Christ requires necessitates that rather than retaliating and seeking revenge when we are wronged, we should instead use every opportunity to serve those who mistreat us as a testimony to God’s grace and mercy.

Sermon Outline

  1. The letter of the Law required that justice be dispensed with blind equity.
  2. The spirit of the Law requires that Christians lay aside their claims to personal rights, and instead assume an attitude of humility and service.
  3. Living according to kingdom principles will challenge our deepest-held beliefs and natural inclinations.