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- What is the context of Luke 6?
- Why do you think Jesus opens verse 27 with “to you who are listening?”
- Obeying verses 27-30 goes directly against our human nature. Why would Jesus give such unattainable commands?
- In verses 32-34, is Jesus really saying that loving those who love you, or doing good to those who are good to you, is no big deal?
- What kind of “reward” is in store for those who love their enemies?
- Describe verse 36 in your own words. What are some practical ways you can follow this command?
- Verses 27-28 have some very hard commands to follow. Is it even possible? How?
- How do you feel when someone takes what belongs to you? What do you usually do about it? What do you think about verse 30?
- Think of a time when you hurt somebody else’s feelings, or did something that made them mad at you. How did they treat you? How did you want them to treat you?
- What are the three things that verse 35 tells us to do?
- What does verse 36 mean? What are some ways you can be merciful to someone?