All Eyes On Jesus
February 4 • Brent Sellers
Controversies have always been commonplace in society at large. In the last decade alone we’ve seen leaks and data breaches, major sporting organization corruption, corporate price fixing, political scandals, all sorts of things to do with COVID, countless messes created by celebrities that range from goofy to downright sinister. New controversies stir the pot of public opinion multiple times a day. In fact, most of what we consume as “news” is reporting on controversies. As a society, we've become so saturated by controversy that we are generally either hypersensitive to it—feeling the need to take a side and voice our opinions or we are desensitized to it—hardly noticing, or caring, about the latest to come along. There is one controversy, however, that has spanned the generations like no other, dividing people for centuries—the controversial supremacy of Jesus, whose claim to be God challenges every other worldview. As we explore Matthew 10, Jesus teaches that His supremacy should define both our lives on earth and in eternity. Jesus’ call to everyone, and especially His followers, is to make Him our highest allegiance, our greatest affection and our closest affinity. Anything less, Jesus says, is not worthy of Him.