“An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” “Turn the other cheek.” and “Go the extra mile.”
Have you ever wondered where these common phrases came from? Well, they are all in Chapter 5 of the book of Matthew. They are part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The problem is that most people misuse these phrases to mean things that Jesus never intended! In Matthew 5:38-42, Jesus gives His follower a radical challenge about what to do when insulted and mistreated. Hint: It’s not at all what we want to do in our own flesh.
Have you ever been insulted or mistreated in some way? Have you ever wanted to make someone pay for what they did to you? Have you had something taken from you, or felt like you were not treated justly? Well, join the crowd. We’ve all been there. The big question is how are Jesus’ followers supposed to respond? In this message, we’ll see Jesus’ radical teaching as He answers the question: What do I do when I am wronged or mistreated?