Redemptive Retaliation

March 3, 2013 Series: The Imagined Kingdom

Topic: Weekend Gathering Message Passage: Matthew 5:38–5:43

Matthew 5:38-43

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Retaliation leads to ________________.


Retaliation is ______________________.

Exodus 21:22-25; Leviticus 24:19-21; Deuteronomy 19:16-21


_______________ retaliation says, “You get what you deserve.”


__________ retaliation says, “We give more than anyone deserves.”

Romans 12:21; 1 Corinthians 6:7-8


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Romans 13

1 Peter 2

How is it even possible to live this way?


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