"The Upside-Down Message of the Gospel" (Hebrews 11:29-12:2, Luke 12:49-56)

Rev. Michael Raj Yesudhason, August 18, 2019
Part of the Sunday series, preached at a Sunday service

Turning something upside down means to: “Put in disorder, mix or mess up, as in He turned the whole house upside down looking for his checkbook.” This metaphoric phrase transfers literally to inverting something so that the upper part becomes the lower (or vice versa) to throwing into disorder or confusion. It is said, “Jesus is the great polarizer. It's as if all of humanity were iron particles/filings laid out on a sheet of paper, and Jesus is the magnet. Every single particle/filing lines up either with the North Pole or the South Pole. Every person is either attracted to or repelled by the person of Jesus Christ, because he's a magnet. The power and influence of his very being cannot be ignored.” Thus, following Jesus can cause division.

Tags: #division #Jesus #cross #father #mother #family

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