The Second Mile Christian 
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Delivered By
Dr Tom Hover
Delivered On
March 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Matthew 5:38-48
Subject
The Second Mile Christian 
Description

The Second Mile Christian 

Text: Matthew 5:38-48

The Second Mile is the smile mile.

I. The Second Mile is the Mastery Mile

Life is lived really on three levels. 

First:  There is the hellish level. (return evil for good}

Second: The human level.  (return good for good and evil for evil)

Third: The Heavenly Level. (return good for evil)

II. The Second Mile is the Charity Mile

Matthew 5:38-48,Romans 12:17-21, Matthew 5:42, Psalm 112:5, Matthew 5:43-44

III. The Second Mile is the Victory Mile

In the first mile we are just another slave

But in the second mile, we are victors.  

IF WE ONLY DO WHAT IS REQUIRED OF US, WE ARE NO BETTER THAN SLAVES, FREEDOM SETS IN WHEN WE GO BEYOND THE BOUNTIES OF JUST WHAT IS REQUIRED.  

Matthew 5:38-48

Conclusion:  Being of Christ means going the Second Mile! Freedom for the Christian is not the freedom to do whatever they want, but the freedom to do as they ought.     

I Peter 2:16, I Thessalonians 4:1, I John 2:6

Freedom is life controlled by truth & motivated by love. Bondage is life controlled by lies & motivated by selfishness.  John 8:32, Galatians 4:3, 9, 5:1

A  Bible believing, Bible reading, Born again, Spirit-filled Christian knows real freedom & can never be mentally & socially enslaved.  John 8:32, John14:     

 

Jesus went the second mile for every one of us.   Romans 5:8