Sermons on Non-Violence

How to Move Mountains

How to Move Mountains – Luke 6:20-31 What is strong and what is weak? The early church faced a dilemma. In the time of Jesus, the common expectation was that the messiah would be a hero. He would be a victorious fighter who defeats the Romans and restores Israel as a free and independent country. Jesus did not really do that. He died painfully on the cross and the Romans were as powerful as they were before. But when we…

Love Your Enemies

Love Your Enemies ‘If anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn your other also’ – These words do not mean you shall give in to bullies. Jesus is asking you to courageously stand up to your non-violent values of love and peace and justice, even in the face of violence. Rev. Kristin Luana Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA, 2/19/2017