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What do we need to do to be pure & blameless?
Philippians 1:9-11
What would be your response that Jesus is coming anytime soon?
2 Peter 3:1-18
Why is the person known by its words?
Matthew 12:33-37
What wisdom do you possess?
James 3:13-18
For what does God empower us?
Ephesians 3:14-21
How do you receive Christ?
Colossians 2:6-7
In speaking with neighbors, in your temper, in your works and in your words.
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how do you help the truly needy and the unrepentant needy believer?
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the arc is hard.
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Ephesians 6:10-20
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Hebrews 12:1-17
Why God gives you more than you can handle?
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
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Ezekiel 6:9-10
I need help. Any corrections on this.
Jeremiah 2:2-13
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Why I don't give up even when I see my world falling apart?
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Luke 10:38-42
Emmanuel is the only One Who can satisfy me.
Hebrews 13:5-6
God has witnessed about His Son, but the people rejected Him.
John 5:37-44
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Matthew 5:13-16
What's the difference between blessed and wicked man?
Psalms 1:1-6
Why did Solomon hate life?
Ecclesiastes 2:1-17
Does life under sun matter?
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
Either you're a woman who values beauty or treasures Christ.
Proverbs 31:25-31
You run to powerless false gods because you abandoned the true satisfying God!
Jeremiah 2:10-13
His grace can now be accessed.
Romans 5:1-5
We are justified and saved from God's wrath
Romans 5:6-11
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Love Your Enemy
Luke 6:27-36
How do you treat your enemy?
Published August 2nd, 2020
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Luke 6:27-36
“But I say to you who hear,
s Love your enemies,
t do good to those who hate you,
u bless those who curse you,
s pray for those who abuse you.
v To one who w strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also,
and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic 1 either.
x Give to everyone who begs from you,
and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.
And y as you wish that others would do to you,
do so to them.
z “If you love those who love you,
what benefit is that to you?
For even sinners love those who love them.
And if you do good to those who do good to you,
what benefit is that to you?
For even sinners do the same.
And a if you b lend to those from whom you expect to receive,
what credit is that to you?
Even sinners lend to sinners,
to get back the same amount.
But c love your enemies,
and do good,
and lend,
expecting nothing in return,
and your reward will be great,
and d you will be sons of e the Most High,
for f he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
g Be merciful,
even as h your Father is merciful.
Brent Karding
I'm not sure that your Fact-Interpretation in 32-36. Can you explain your reasoning?

The "but" in 35a shows that Jesus is contrasting 35-36 with 32-34, so I'd call this a Neg-Pos, with the Negative being 32-34.

Also, I think 36 should be kept with 35 alone, since Jesus is exhorting to good actions in 35-36, but warning against merely good actions for those who love us in 32-34.
Brent Karding
I see 35g as grounding only 35f: they will be sons of God because he is kind. Jesus isn't saying, "love your enemies because God is kind," but "you will be sons of God because God is kind."
Brent Karding
I think the same thing in my second comment holds true also for 27-28 and 29, as well as 35a-d: these are separate points that aren't moving forward, whose order isn't important. So Series would be better.
Brent Karding
Good job noting the Ground in 34c-d, even though there's no "for" like in 32 and 33.
Brent Karding
Why did you choose Progression for 32, 33, and 34? Do you see the questions moving forward and culminating in a high point in 34? I would says this is a Series, since they are three separate exhortations, and reordering them wouldn't change anything.
Brent Karding
I'd say the Explanation that starts in 27b should continue until 31a, since 27b-28b aren't the only exhortations. 29a-b, 30a-b, and 31a-b also contain exhortations.

You could include the largest Progression inside the Explanation.
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