Inconvenient: Hard Teachings Of Jesus
Unless You Eat My Flesh
All throughout Israel, Jesus and His disciples were traveling, teaching, and performing miracles of all kinds. The people were ready to crown Jesus as their king. But then Jesus said, “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.” This declaration really bothered a whole bunch of people, especially the religious elite; a declaration that was just as convoluted then as it can be today. So what did Jesus mean when He said, “Unless you eat My flesh”?
Throughout His ministry, Jesus said and taught so many amazing, wonderful, and beautiful things. But the teachings of Jesus were also often uncomfortable, difficult, and downright disruptive. Yet to fully know and follow Christ, one cannot accept the former while neglecting the latter. Over the next several weeks, we will taking a deeper look at the challenging, the inconvenient – the hard teachings of Jesus.