|Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
instructed (Mark 9:7; cf. Romans 8:2-4).
B. The basic premise of our lesson will be that we are not supposed to
be a vindictive people (Romans 12:19).
2. In some cases, God has put in place things to deal with our
enemies (which we’ll have: Philippians 3:16-19 and James 4:4; cf.
b. Carnally (I Peter 2:13-16).
dead with our spiritual enemies (Acts 13:6-12).
our lives in society (Matthew 5:38-42).
(Exodus 21:22-25, Leviticus 24:19-20, and Deuteronomy 19:16-21).
carnal law, carnal strife, etc. NOT SPIRITUAL WARFARE (II
• Don’t take vengeance yourself, which even the Old Law
taught (Leviticus 19:17-18, Psalms 94:1, and Proverbs 24:29).
• When assaults occur, flee rather than fight (Acts 17:1-14).
this does not apply to spiritual confrontation (James 4:7, Philippians 1:
17, Ephesians 6:10-18, and Jude 3). WE ARE NOT TO FIGHT, or provide
evil for evil (Romans 12:17-18).
• Turn the other cheek also is showing us we are to avoid
carnal strife (Romans 13:13 and I Corinthians 3:3).
through civil litigation is clear (I Corinthians 6:7). Avoid civil suits
Verse 41: Staying with the course of civil action. The word compel
means: “to employ a courier, dispatch a mounted messenger, press
into public service, compel to go” (Thayer).
unreasonable demands of whatever kind, rather than raise a fight
(cf. Luke 23:26).
• Do not be a rebel (Proverbs 17:11 and Titus 3:1-8), so long as
disobedience to God is not required (Acts 5:29).
civil matters and civil law, for we are limited in our benevolence
otherwise (Matthew 25:40; cf. II Thessalonians 3:10).
matters, how far are we to go to get it back (Luke 6:30 and Acts 20:
• However, this does not give anyone a license to become
users of their brethren (Psalms 37:21).
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