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…