Relation/Shift - Love your Enemies
You are made in God’s image. So are your enemies.
What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
Who would you consider enemies (in your life, our culture, etc.)? How do they treat one another?
What does being made in the image of God mean to you? What keeps you from seeing people as being made in God’s image?
Read: Matthew 5:43-48, Luke 6:27-36, 10:25-37
The challenge of turning the other cheek addresses when you are disrespected and making sure to react appropriately. How are we disrespected and what does turning the other cheek look like in our culture?
Why do you think Jesus says to give your shirt also when asked for your coat? What does this look like in our culture?
Who do you act most like in the story of the Good Samaritan?
Samaritans were despised by the Israelites. If Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan in today’s culture, who would fill the role of the Samaritan? How does this challenge how that person/people group is addressed currently?
How can you help people see that they are made in God’s image?
Why is it important to see everyone as being made in God’s image?
Prayer: Pray that you see your enemies as being made in the image of God and show them love accordingly.