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Jesus Brings Division Luke 12: 49 -53
Luke 12: 49 -50 “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! 49 • What is the fire he came to cast? • What does he mean by baptism?
Matthew 3: 13 -15 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me? ” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. ” Then he consented. 13
Mark 10: 38 Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized? ” 38
Why is Jesus distressed? Luke 12: 49 -50 49 “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished!
What’s wrong with the world? The system is broken. or Man is broken. Jeremiah 17: 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Ezekiel 36: 26 -28 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. 28 You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
Luke 12: 51 -53 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now on in one house there will be five 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 her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law. ” 51
How do we burn brightly? Answer Three Questions 1. Do I love people or their approval? 2. Am I drawing near to Jesus? 3. Am I drawing near to Jesus’ followers?