March 23, 2022 – You Are Made New, Luke 12:49-53; Episode 6
The Gospel narratives prove Jesus to be perhaps the most divisive person in the history of the world. Episode 6 of The Chosen shows both reactions to Jesus’ life-giving ministry: some rejoiced in His grace and love, proclaiming Him as the Messiah; others grumbled against Him and sought to put Him to death. Jesus’ ministry of division continues to this day, where relationships are torn apart on account of the Gospel. And yet, we, as Christ’s followers, have been made new, restored into His new creation where we will have a peace that the world cannot give.
Luke 12:49-53 49 “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! 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.”