Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
The Sermon on the Mount: The King’s Mandate: Going the Extra Mile
Sermon Series: The Life of Christ: From Creation to the Cradle to the Cross to the Crown
Sermon Title: The Sermon on the Mount: The King’s Mandate: Going the Extra Mile
Sermon Text: Matthew 5: 38-42
Sermon Date: 11-13-2016
You must do more than what is required by the law. The Pharisees and many Christians today have a minimum morality, a loveless legalism. Just do enough that is required but not a step, a penny, a thought or effort more.
Life is lived on three levels:
1-The Hellish Level-Return evil for good.
There is the law mile, and there is a legal mile but Jesus is calling us to walk the love mile.
III. The Power of the Extra Mile
The first mile is the slave mile, the second mile is the smile mile. In the first mile you are the victim, the second mile you are the victor. In the first mile you are controlled, in the second mile you controlling. The first mile will make you bitter but the second mile will give you joy. The first mile you are conquered, in the second mile you are the conquer yourself and the person asking you. The first mile drudgery, the second mile is victory because you are saying I am not doing this because I want to, I am doing do because I have to—because I am doing it as unto the Lord.
All successful people are second milers. The reason people are not getting victory in their spiritual life, the reason people are living with joy unspeakable and full of glory, the reason people are not living an abundant life in Christ is because they are first milers. Just doing enough to check off their list.
2. It Is the Key to Better Relationships and Witness
It is Free