Division (12 of 34) by Zach Terry

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Division (12 of 34)
Series: Jesus, the One and Only
Zach Terry
John 6

If you browse the Christian Living section of your favorite bookstore you will see that books have been written on practically every subject from the perspective of Jesus Christ.

• Lead Like Jesus
• Love Like Jesus
• Teaching Like Jesus
• Jesus CEO
• Deer Hunting with Jesus

But I have yet to see a book on politics according to Jesus. As a matter of fact it might be fair to say that Jesus would have made a terrible politician.

Jesus said in Luke 12:51-53 (NASB95)
"Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; 52 for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three. 53 "They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."

Any person who has genuinely walked with Christ for any amount of time will have found that if you present Him as He is, He is one of the most divisive figures in human history.

Because of the falleness of man the Prince of Peace brings division.

Beginning with this portion of John 6 the opinions are forming the teams are gathering a few with most against Jesus.

• Winning - John 6:15 (NASB95)
15 So Jesus, perceiving that they were intending to come and take Him by force to make Him king, withdrew again to the mountain by Himself alone.

• Loosing - John 6:66 (NASB95)
66 As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore.

In 51 verses Jesus goes from almost being made King to loosing the bulk of his followers.

• John 7:1 (NASB95)
1 After these things Jesus was walking in Galilee, for He was unwilling to walk in Judea because the Jews were seeking to kill Him.

What is Jesus saying that is turning people away?
Keep in mind where we ...

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