Life Group Discussion Questions

Text: Matthew 5:43-48


  1. What experience have you had (that you feel comfortable sharing) of struggling to forgive someone who has deeply offended you? – what happened?
  2. Are Christians allowed to have enemies?
  3. John 15:18-21 speaks of hatred for Christians. Why have Christians been persecuted over the centuries?
  4. How does God actually give us the love that he wants us to show towards others – even our enemies?
  5. When Jesus suggest that we pray for our enemies, what in particular should we pray for?
  6. How would you explain v.48 to someone who was new to the Christian faith?
  7. What will you do different this for considering this passage of Scripture?