Really, Jesus? Seven Hard Sayings of Jesus: Gouge Out Your Eye? - Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Rev. Zac Morton
Gouge out your eye? Seriously?
Jesus was never hesitant to challenge his audiences. Often times, his words were challenging, subversive, and even offensive to listeners. Sometimes the challenge was hidden in a story or cryptic language, but not in our text today! Prepare to be challenged.
It's so easy to gloss over passages like this, but if we do, we ultimately do ourselves a disservice; robbing ourselves of the opportunity to develop a deeper and more abiding faith that embraces the fullness of the person of Jesus.
I'm grateful that you are here today at Roswell Presbyterian Church as we embrace the fullness of the person of Jesus Christ in worship today, and allow his words to confront and challenge our hearts and minds together.
Rev. Zac Morton