“Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth?  I tell you no, but rather division” (Luke 12:51).

From the pulpit to the pew we recognize the gospel of Christ as the very thing that brings disruption.  Every disciple points to the gospel as that which brought a provocation of such degree that it would eventually bring forth a transformational rebirth.  By it’s very nature the gospel is unsettling; it gets under your skin; it speaks to the sin of our lives.  Strangely, it is this antagonistic gospel that becomes the protagonist of peace for those who believe.

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