Jesus, the Prince of Peace makes this odd statement; "I did not come to bring peace, but a sword". He then contextualizes this statement to the family! Is Jesus calling for domestic abuse here? And why does Jesus seem to contradict his other teachings about nonviolence? In this teaching, Russ Hewett seeks to sort this out by showing the absolutely transformative nature of the gospel. So transformative that it would cause division in the central building block of culture...the family.
The possibility of living as Jesus lived is not found in our ability to obey the rules. It is found in our ability to love. The Atomic Clock had to be invented before modern GPS systems could be invented. Jesus brought a similar 'technology' when he said, "If you love me, you will keep my teaching." The ability to live as Jesus lived - to obey God's teaching had been elusive before Jesus. But Jesus offers us a radical new technology...love. We investigate how love might be the missing link to resolving some vexing nation-state problems today.