“Making Room For Your Enemy” Luke 6:27-36

“Making Room For Your Enemy” Luke 6:27-36

Interact Questions

  1. What is the context of Luke 6?
  2. Why do you think Jesus opens verse 27 with “to you who are listening?”
  3. Obeying verses 27-30 goes directly against our human nature. Why would Jesus give such unattainable commands?
  4. 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?
  5. What kind of “reward” is in store for those who love their enemies?
  6. Describe verse 36 in your own words. What are some practical ways you can follow this command?

Children’s Questions

  1. Verses 27-28 have some very hard commands to follow. Is it even possible? How?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. What are the three things that verse 35 tells us to do?
  5. What does verse 36 mean? What are some ways you can be merciful to someone?


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