The Christian’s Duty to Love His Enemies

Aug 31, 2008 By: Pastor Jim Domm Series: Guest Speaker Scripture: Romans 12:14-21
Romans chapter 12 deals with the ethical demands of the Gospel; specifically verses 3-21 deal with the Christian’s duty toward others. While verses 14-21 do not exclusively refer to the Christian’s enemy, this is a repeated theme in these verses; however the application of these imperatives need not be limited to one’s enemies or the unsaved. There are five things to cultivate and practice when dealing with one’s enemies: 1) Gracious Forebarance; 2) Sympathetic Understanding; 3) Affable Humility; 4) Calculated Non-retaliation; and 5) Overcoming Kindness.