It is easy to be nice to someone who is nice. It is hard to be nice to someone who isn't. Culture tends to want to get even with someone who wronged us. Jesus turns the world upside down when He tells us to love our enemies
Children's sermon and main sermon...Jesus teaches His disciples and the Apostles what is important and what they need to learn to share with the world and build the church. Jesus was teaching them it isn't about the temporal things of this world but about God's presence in our lives.
Jesus told Peter to push out and to cast his net. Peter was hesitated when he told Jesus they had fished all night and caught nothing. Peter then respond if you say so I will. We may be tired, we may think we know how things should be done . It is when we follow Jesus we see His hand at work.
We like to think that things are going to work out the way we envision them. Israel thought God's vengeance would be pour out on the Gentiles. Jesus' message in the Synagogue in Nazareth was they would be included. The real message is God sent Jesus to redeem all whole believe.