March 17, 2021 – Relationships
In some of the most shocking words of the Bible, Jesus seemingly calls his followers to hate their own family. Rather than hating one’s family, followers of Jesus are called to put things in their rightful place. Family is a gift worth honoring (4th commandment), but even those relationships are secondary compared to our relationship with Jesus. When push comes to shove, we need to pick Jesus first and foremost, and this will sometimes cause others to push us away.