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9/22 Luke 6-8

Reading from Luke 6, Jesus gives us some difficult teaching.  How hard is it to love your enemies?  Think back to the last election.  Anyone have a lot of love for the other side?  Yea, I didn’t think so.  It’s hard teaching but it’s that last verse that really hurts doesn’t.  “Even sinners love those who love them.  Ouch…..

27“But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. 30Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them.

Then reading from Luke 7:

18John’s disciples told him about all these things. Calling two of them, 19he sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?”

20When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?’ ”

21At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind. 22So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. 23Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.”

Robin brought this section up in his sermon on Sunday.  It does seem like a strange question coming from John.  After all John knew who Jesus was, he baptized him.  I wonder if even John was expecting something more than the things Jesus listed above.  Maybe something more political?

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  1. 27“But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. 30Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.

    This is the tough one for me… human nature makes you want to lash out at anyone who does you or your wrong. I grew up poor so its hard to let go of stuff once you have aquired it … It has taken me a lot of years IN CHURCH to learn what I am supposed to be doing… It is sinking in and HE is always right … It IS easy to love the ones that love you … the test is doing what he did … LOVE & FORGIVE the ones that hate us and do us wrong … IT is do-able though, I can attest to that … Want my coat just ask 😀

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