Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Matthew 10:26-41

Jesus anticipated how deeply our fear affects us.
  • Fear of opposition.
  • Fear of rejection.
  • Fear of conflict.
  • Fear of going without.
All of these are legitimate fears and Jesus dealt with each one. The antidote to fear is the assurance that it will be worth it. God loves you and will make the wrongs right.

Following Jesus does not automatically equate to having a happy family! Here Jesus puts his finger on one of the most powerful idols in American culture. It is very easy, very, very easy to prioritize your family of Jesus. Jesus doesn't want to take second place, even to your family.

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