A Sermon on Jesus and Nonviolence
Here is an excellent sermon from my good friend, Matthew Dowling, on Jesus and nonviolence based upon Matt. 5:38-48. Matthew is a former Marine who is now working on his MDiv at Oklahoma Christian University. He is a great student of the word who offers some wonderful insights into the text. Nonviolence is a controversial subject, but we as Christians must wrestle with texts like Matt. 5:38-48 and Matt. 26:52. We must take the words of Jesus seriously, and strive to live by them whether they are popular or not. I hope you will take the time to watch Matthew’s sermon, and I hope you will do so with an open mind. Be challenged by what he says. If you disagree, do so based upon your study of Scripture, and not because of any other reason.
Matthew has also written about his experience preaching this sermon. You can read those posts here.