“Jesus came to bring a sword to the earth .”
Matt.10:34″ Think not that I come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” A pulpit committee approached a pastor one time and said,”We need a pastor for our church.” The pastor said,” I know just the guy. He is a fantastic preacher and has a fiery evangelistic spirit, but he has health problems and he’s kind of old.” He continued, ” He’s also been in jail several times. ” They began to shake their heads, and one said, “Well, we don’t know whether he’s the man we want or not.” The pastor said,” Well, don’t worry : you couldn’t get him. He’s already in heaven, and his name is Paul. ” You don’t want a guy who can rub shoulders with the people of this world and not rub any salt in the wounds. Where there is no offense, there is no effect. Pray for the men who occupy the pulpits in our churches that they would not water down the truth of God’s Word, but be strong to proclaim its power. Jesus is radical. He!
said in Matt.10:35-36″ For I come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law,a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.” “And anyone who loves his father, or mother, or his son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.” Do you ?