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Matthew 5:43 - 6:18: Love of Enemies and Hypocricy

Sermon on the Mount
Sermon on the MountSteve Gregg

In Matthew 5:43-6:18, Jesus exhorts his followers to love their enemies and to avoid hypocrisy in their religious practices. He cautions against seeking attention and praise for one's charitable deeds and encourages private, sincere prayer. Jesus emphasizes the importance of loving others, even those who may be considered enemies, and warns against the dangers of hypocrisy in religious behavior. Though the concept of perfection can be daunting, Jesus may simply be calling for spiritual maturity and growth over time.

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