Fulfilled: Turn the Other Cheek :: YouVersion Event
StoneBridge Community Church
Fulfilled: Turn the Other Cheek
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday 5:01 PM

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In Matthew 5:17, Jesus makes clear that he came not to destroy the Law, but to fulfill it. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches his disciples what a "fulfilled" life looks like in practice. In this sermon series, we will be looking at key teachings from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, seeking to understand how Jesus' words apply to our lives today.

The Text in Context

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Sermon Outline

I. The problem of this passage.

II. "Eye for an Eye."

III. "Do not resist."

IV. This teaching isn't just a means to an end.

V. What does this look like in our lives?

VI. Turning the Other cheek reveals Jesus.

Article on Turning the Other Cheek

Here is an article from Christianity Today that presents one interpretation of "Turning the Other Cheek."


Radio Show w/Pastor Jon's Example

Here is a link to an episode Radiolab of where the story Pastor Jon referenced is discussed.


1. Think of a time when you retaliated against someone.

2. Reflect on that time. What happened?

3. Was there a way you could have not retaliated?

4. If possible and/or appropriate, reach out to that person and apologize.

StoneBridge Extras

Periodically, Pastor Jon does a podcast series entitled "StoneBridge Extras." StoneBridge Extras looks at themes or concepts from a scripture passage that couldn't make it into the sermon. This season, Pastor Jon looks not just at the Sermon on the Mount, but the issues it can raise for Jesus' disciples.


1. What do you think of when you hear the phrase "Turn the other cheek?" What images, stories or ideas come to mind?

2. How do you interpret Jesus' command to "Do not resist an evil-doer?"

3. Do you find it easy or difficult to respond without retaliating when someone lashes out at you? What makes it easier? What makes it more difficult?

4. How practical do you think Jesus' command is? What practical challenges get in the way of us following his command?

5. What boundaries do you think are appropriate to have in place regarding "turning the other cheek?" When can "turning the other cheek" become unhealthy?

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