“Don’t Play Fair”
SPEAKER: Troy Champ
The #1 surefire way to ruin a relationship? Play fair. Give them what they deserve. As Ann Voskamp writes, “The only thing that can overcome evil is good. Returning evil for evil just overcomes us.” Don’t play fair. Play better than fair and love like God loves.
Identify your enemy – Ask yourself “who is Jesus calling me to love in response to this message?” and get specific.
Do something good for your enemy – Here is where we need to us wisdom. Not every situation allows for this application. In some cases, it may not be wise or safe to do something good for your enemy. So, use your head and talk it over with people love Jesus and love you.
Pray for your enemy – This is one of the most difficult things to do. Try using the words of Jesus Luke 23:34 – “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Or, Luke 6:27-28 – “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”
Primary text: Matthew 5:43-48
Other texts in this message: Luke 6:27-28, Romans 5:8, Romans 12:17-21, 1 Peter 2:20-24, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Luke 23:34
WORSHIP SONG LIST
Ever Be Bobby Strand, Chris Greely, Gabriel Wilson, and Kalley Heiligenthal
Come Thou Fount (I Will Sing) John Wyeth, Robert Robinson, and Thomas Miller
10,000 Reasons Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman
When I Think About the Lord James Huey and Rita Springer
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Troy Champ, Inside Out, Luke 6:27-28, Romans 5:8, Romans 12:17-21, 1 Peter 2:20-24, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Luke 23:34, Matthew 5:43-48, Don’t Play Fair,