Today’s Sunday message comes from a closing section of the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus quotes from the Old Testament Jewish law and then weaves it into a gospel tour de force. Be advised that the issues discussed are not for the squeamish! The notable theme of conciliation toward enemies distinguishes Matthew 5: 38-48. Jesus refers to Exodus 21:23-24, the “eye for an eye” section known as the law of retribution. Jesus flatly contradicts the law of retribution by saying that people should turn the other cheek and not resist the evildoer (Matthew 5:39). Jesus also speaks about giving freely to those who ask,Read More →