A Journey Toward Freedom

Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31, 32 NLT) Jesus spoke to different people in different ways. He spoke gently to the woman caught in adultery (although never condoning her sin), but He spoke harshly to those whose pride caused them to condemn her. In the midst of that exchange, Jesus made this statement: “If you desire to fully follow Me, you must… Read More

When Truth Offends

At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. (John 6:66 NLT) Truth divides. It confronts. It shows no favoritism. Truth is content to stand entirely alone – a pillar of strength. Jesus spoke the truth – He is, in fact, “the way, the TRUTH, and the life.” But on this occasion, when He spoke of humanity’s need to “eat of His flesh, and drink of His blood,” the resistance was palpable. Not just a few, but many people left Jesus that day never to return. Jesus did ministry… Read More