You Want Me to WHAT?

Series: Beneath the Surface

July 23, 2023 | Rev. Carrie Binnie

Passage: Matthew 10:24-39

What do we make of the difficult sayings attributed to Jesus? You know, ones like, “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.” While most of us might try to love God above all else, the truth is, if we’re honest, loving Jesus above all other people in this world is almost incomprehensible. What value might these words have for us today? How can they help us better understand the Bible and the life and times in which they were said?

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Have you ever read the words of Jesus and thought, “I get it; I know what he’s saying,” only to second guess yourself as you acknowledge, “At least, I think I do…?” Perhaps your confidence unravels further, “Well, maybe I don’t…” and you ultimately wonder, “What does he mean?” You’re not alone! Let’s be honest, at times, the parables and teachings of Jesus are loaded. Join us for the next few weeks as we go beneath the surface in search of what Jesus’ words in the Gospel of Matthew might have to say to us today.

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