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January 31, 2016 message: “God Speaks Hard Words to Hear”

The good news that Jesus shared was good, but only until he challenged our notions of who can receive the good news. When he pushes us beyond our comfort zones and tells us that even those we want to leave out are a  part of his ministry, then we get angry and don’t want to hear it. In light of the struggle around different social issues, how do we hear Jesus today? What are the hardest words he speaks to us?

To read Pastor Mary’s message based on Luke 4: 21-30, click here. Watch “Encounters – Hometown Boy” to see how a prophet has no honor in his hometown.

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