November 29, 2015

Following Christ by Denying Yourself

Passage: Matthew 5:38-42

Don't resist evil? Don't defend your rights in court? Let enemies bully? Give to beggars? What was Jesus thinking? Should we aid and abet oppressors and freeloaders? Pastor Mike clears away some misunderstandings, but also challenges us to follow Christ in denying ourselves - denying our desire to retaliate, our desire to be vindicated, to hate our enemies, and to keep what is ours - and instead, following Jesus who gave everything for people just like these, who really are people often just like us.