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Not Peace, but Trouble
(Luke 12.51-53; 14.26,27)
34 Don't think I came to bring peace to the earth! I came to bring trouble, not peace. 35 (A) I came to turn sons against their fathers, daughters against their mothers, and daughters-in-law against their mothers-in-law. 36 Your worst enemies will be in your own family.
37 (B) If you love your father or mother or even your sons and daughters more than me, you are not fit to be my disciples. 38 (C) And unless you are willing to take up your cross and follow me, you are not fit to be my disciples. 39 (D) If you try to save your life, you will lose it. But if you give it up for me, you will surely find it.Read full chapter