Retaliation

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Retaliation.mp3 Text: Romans 12:17-21   I.         When someone strikes you, what is the first impulse?             A.        Why, to strike back             B.        It has been with us since childhood. “I’ll get even!”                         1.         Therein is the core. We want to strike back because we feel justice has not be carried out             C.        But I’ve noticed that it is never an equal…

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Abigail’s Shadow

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019Fall5Abigails-Shadow.mp3 by Andy Cantrell Finding Our Purpose from the Past

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Actions and Reactions

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ActionsAndReactions.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 6:20-36   I.         How should you act? How should you react?             A.        We live in a “me first” age. People demand their rights. They seek to get even when wronged.             B.        But let me tell you about a radical view of life II.        Actions – Luke 6:27-28             A.        Love your enemies                         1.         The root…

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I want to do something bad to the people who cost me my job

Question: Good day, I have lost my job, and I can’t stop thinking about doing something bad to the people who cost me my job. This thing is always on my mind, but I want to move forward, forget about it, and have faith in God that everything happens for reason. This situation is making…

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An Eye for an Eye and a Tooth for a Tooth

by Steve Dewhurst Such is modern man’s ignorance of God’s word, as well as His justice and mercy, that we often misunderstand the simplest Bible expressions and concepts. For example, the age-old principle of justice contained in the phrase “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” is frequently seen as a…

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How do I put God first in my life?

Question: Okay, what do I have to do to “put God first in my life?” What does this mean? I was thinking about this today. Some of my family have been telling me that I’m different: I get irritated easily, I lose my patience with them easily. For example, I was going to eat lunch,…

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How is war different from acts of retaliation?

Question: I read “Is there any biblical support for war?”  but I don’t understand how it fits with Matthew 5:38-42 and Luke 6:27-31. Answer: “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you…

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Vengeance

by Keith Sharp via Truth Magazine XXIII: 34, pp. 554-556, August 31, 1979 “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other…

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