Luke - Division and Rejection

I’m off this weekend to speak at a house party for St. Matthias Evening Church. I’ve been asked to work through Luke’s gospel and bring out the themes of division and rejection that are clearly seen throughout.

Looking forward to it. Having reworked the material I am struck again by how divisive the gospel is, particularly as Luke presents it. Jesus comes and announces a gospel that tears families and a nation in half and demands absolute allegiance.

Luke 12:51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

The creative guys at St. Matthias have come up with some awesome graphics too…

Division, not Peace. (c) St. Matthias Church, Sydney

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  1. Luke

    I’ll be there this weekend. Looking forward to meeting you and hearing you open up luke’s
    gospel for us.

    See you there!!


  2. David Ould

    Looking forward to being there, Luke! Do come and say hello.

  3. David Ould

    hi Rog,

    Went well, I thought – though perhaps someone who was attending can tell you more. What exactly is the preacher meant to say? wink

  4. Luke

    Hi Dave,

    I thought the talks were excellent (of the three I heard). Thank you for serving us in that way! Was nice to meet you as well.


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