SERIES: Crazy Things Jesus Said

Turn the Other Cheek

February 19, 2017

by Jeff Metzger

Synopsis

You hit me. I hit you back. That seems fair. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth seems like a reasoned response when we are injured. But in a world bent on revenge Jesus says,

If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. Matthew 5:39

That sounds crazy! Does Jesus really want us to be abused or is this something more?

Big Idea: What does it look like to replace payback with don’t fight back?

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