Word Studies for the Week of February 24, 2019

February 24 ● Epiphany 7 – The More Excellent Way: Mercy ● Luke 6:27-38

Is love something more than an emotion? Is it also something more than an action?

How can one really love their enemy? Is Jesus talking about love in a different way than most people think about it?

What is Luke 6:29 really all about? Is it asking us to be a doormat for the powerful? Or is something else going on?

Jesus seems to undermine any idea that love is transactional. People who are loved are never able to truly pay it back.   Is this a hopeful idea for you? Why or why not?

What does judgment do to relationships? When someone judges you negatively, how do you feel about the person judging you?

Jesus seems to imply that forgiveness is contagious, if you forgive you will be forgiven. Can this be so, if so how?

What is the difference between mercy and love? When someone is merciful, what are they doing with their power?

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