But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6:35)
What does it look like to follow Jesus? What can we expect from the Christian life? Is what we think of as the good life the same as God’s? How should we treat other people? How does God treat us?
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But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’ (1 Samuel 16:7)
With King Charles’ coronation on the 6th May, we’re going to think about how God chooses a king. What is it that makes a good king? What kind of king do we really want? What kind of king does God provide for us?
Then Jesus said to them, ‘The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.’ (Luke 6:6)
On Sunday mornings, we’re going to spend a few weeks continuing in Luke’s gospel. As we remember Jesus Christ, our risen king, what kind of king is this? Is he a king who rules us harshly, or with love and care? Jesus is the one who cares for us better than anyone else, and who provides for our needs.