"RESPONDING TO EVIL"

Rev. Lon Lorton

January 12, 2020

Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43

The mystery of evil (lots of questions)

  • Why doesn't God do something about it?

Jesus' so-called answer to evil

  • In the end, evil will be dealt with.
  • In the meantime, figure out how to act.

Our response to evil should imitate that of Jesus.

  • Listen to Him.
  • Act like Him.
  • Love them as He does.

Take a leap of faith.

  • Greet the lonely.
  • Make a difference in your community.
  • Resist evil.
  • Step up in times of crisis.
  • Choose names that are "sweeter".
  • Find someone in each situation who you can "love like Jesus."