The question for each of us is this: would those people in Nazareth have been offended by the image of Jesus you carry in your head or the Jesus of children’s books? Would the gentle Jesus of 21 st Century American churches have ruffled any feathers at all in Palestine? I’d like to suggest that he would not. Such a domesticated Jesus could do no deeds of power in his home town and I’d suggest that such a domesticated Jesus can do no deeds of power in our time, either, though we need a deed of power now more than ever.
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Jesus Was Not A Nice Guy by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text. Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.