First Baptist Church of Columbiana
Loving the Unlovable
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Sun, Jul 16, 2017
Series:Extraordinary Living   Passages: Matthew 5:38    Teacher: Dr. Michael Miller
Loving the Unlovable
Extraordinary Living — Part 4
Matthew 5:38-48
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.  1 John 4:8 NIV
* Love is ____________ * Love is ____________   * Love is _____________
If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?  
Mt. 5:46-47 NIV
How to Love an Unlovable Person:
 1.  Experience _______________________________________________________________
[May you] grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this
love that surpasses knowledge.  Eph. 3:18-19 NIV
2.  Focus _____________________________________________________________________
Look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. You attitude should b the same as that of Christ Jesus.  Phil. 2:4-5 NIV
3.  Demonstrate _____________________________________________________________
Love one another even as I have love you.  John 13:34 NASB
* I will ________________________________________________________
Don’t resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other cheek also. 
Mt. 5:39 NIV
* I will ________________________________________________________
If any wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.  Mt. 5:40 NIV
 * I will _______________________________________________________
If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.  Mt. 5:41 NIV
* I will _______________________________________________________
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from one who wants to borrow from you. Mt. 5:42 NIV
* I will _______________________________________________________
Love you enemies and pray for those who persecute you.  Mt. 5:43-44 NIV

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