When it comes to loving others, it’s easy to love those who love us in return. But what about “the unloveables”—those that are spiteful, hateful, and just flat out rub us the wrong way? Are we supposed to love them too?
This week on the podcast, we’re talking about loving our enemies! Join Andrew as he digs into some verses from the Sermon on the Mount, and examines what Jesus had to say about “loving the unloveables.” We’ll take a look at a Biblical definition of who our enemies really are (and the answer might surprise you), pose an extra “bonus challenge”, and more. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!
Encouraging Segment: “Love Your Enemies”
Hosted by Andrew
References in this Episode
- Matthew 5:43-44
- Luke 6:32-36
The February Challenge!
For the month of February, we’re focusing on the “Second Greatest Commandment” from Mark 12:31, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself…” As we follow this command, we’re spreading the love of God to those around us–being an example of Jesus as we seek to follow Him!
Here’s this month’s challenge: Each week in February (so at least 4 times), commit an act of love that demonstrates selfless service without expecting anything in return.
The most important part of this challenge isn’t just “checking it off,” but putting some thought and effort into loving those around you (your neighbors): your siblings, family, friends, coworkers, and anyone you come in contact with!
Don’t forget our VersePic of the Month!
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