Bulletin: June 4, 2023


#8 in the series Learning from Jesus
Dave Tate

Passage: Matthew 5:43-47

What the religious leaders taught…

-Matthew 5:43

They took this judicial __________ and put it into operation in their ordinary affairs and in their daily lives. They regarded this as a justification for hating their enemies, hating anybody they disliked, or anybody who was offensive to them. Thus, they deliberately destroyed the principle of God’s law, which is this great principle of love. – D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

What Jesus taught…

-Matthew 5:44-45

Common grace is every ________, falling short of salvation, which this undeserving and sin-cursed world enjoys at the hand of God. This includes the delay of wrath, the mitigation of our sin-natures, natural events that lead to prosperity, and all gifts that humans use and enjoy naturally. – Sam Storms

Jesus __________ for his tormentors while the iron spikes were being driven through his hands and feet. He kept praying, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” If the cruel torture of crucifixion could not silence our Lord’s prayer for his enemies, what pain, pride, prejudice or sloth could justify the silencing of ours? – John Stott