Loving Your Enemies

Today’s sermon comes from a series on the ministry and teaching of Jesus – more specifically, the hardest and most difficult sayings from Jesus. In Luke 6, to “love your enemies” is maybe the most famous of Jesus’ hard sayings. It’s a hard saying because it’s difficult to understand in any given context. People have gone around and around for years trying to figure out what it means.

We’re going to see in this passage a remarkable pair of balances. A balance between the tough and the tender (doing justice and loving kindness). And then a balance between inner peace and outer activism. Let’s take a look at these two balances, and see how they work together. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 14, 1993. Series: Hard Sayings of Jesus 1993. Scripture: Matthew 5:33-37.

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