Jesus Christ is a provocative, uncompromising teacher. Yet it is easy to become so accustomed to Jesus’ words that they become old friends – comfortable, unfamiliar, unchallenging. We get so used to him that we forget to take notice of what he commands us to do.
Jesus demands serious obedience from his people in all areas of life. Here he challenges us about crucial issues – loving enemies, forgiveness, sex, ambition, adultery, wealth accumulation, revenge, impending judgement, resolving tension between Christians and self-delusion.
His words come across as fresh, immediate, wise, authentic and discerning. Listen to him again – and this time, don’t let him go unheeded.