RECEPTION UNCOVERED: REJECTION IS NOT THE EXCPETION BUT THE RULE
When one proclaims God’s Word, typically the intentions are good. We want others to know the joy of salvation and the love of Christ. Therefore, it can be surprising to us when God’s Word is met with apathy or rejection by those who hear it. It’s easy to conclude that when the Word of God offends human minds and hearts (including our own), something has gone wrong. The truth that is uncovered this week is that rejection of Jesus’ words is not the exception but the rule. Jesus’ words will always offend. However, we will see that God can use even the rejection of his Word for good.