Liz and Jonah

Does God really expect us to love our enemies? What happens when Miss Wattle gives Liz the task of warning Skink to improve his grades?

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Memory Verse

“But I tell you to love your enemies and pray for anyone who mistreats you. Then you will be acting like your Father in heaven.”

Audio Icon   Matthew 5:44-45



In this episode, Liz is asked to love some enemies.

As a family, read the book of Jonah from the Bible. Try to read it all the way through in one sitting.

Which is easier: to love a friend or to love an enemy? That's not a hard question to answer, is it? Of course it is easier to love a friend than an enemy. But Jesus turns this upside down when he says, "Love your enemy." Then he even says we are supposed to pray for our enemies! Could you do something like this?

Want to dig deeper and learn how to love your enemy? Check out Matthew 5-7, Luke 6:32-36, Romans 5:5.


Think of someone you do not get along with. The first step of loving an enemy is to pray for them. Pray for this person all this week. Second, get to know them. Try to find out one thing about them that you didn’t know before. Third, look for an opportunity to do one kind thing for them. For example, you could lend them a pencil, help them with a task or invite them to play with you. There is no guarantee that they will become your best friend, but you are doing what God has asked you to do.