Episode Does Jesus Really Want Me to Hate My Family?

“Family first.” “The most important thing in the world is family.” “You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.” There are lots of quotations that lift up the value of family. But there’s one quote from a very influential person that doesn’t usually make onto prints that people hang on their walls. It’s a quote from Jesus, when He said “Unless you hate your family, you cannot be my disciple.” Really? Yeah, it’s right there in Luke 14:26. You can look it up. So, “Does Jesus Really Want Me to Hate My Family?” That's the question we ask in this episode of Discover the Word.

Dates August 22-26, 2022
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day
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Chapter 1

As a whole, the Bible clearly promotes the value of family. So what are we to make of this quote from Jesus: “Unless you hate your family, you cannot be my disciple”? In this chapter, you’ll hear the team discuss this challenging passage and ask a controversial question: Does Jesus really want me to hate my family?

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Chapter 2

You don’t get to choose who you’re related to, but Jesus is inviting you to join a whole new family! In this chapter, you’ll dig into the gospel of Luke to learn about the family of God and the new story that Jesus is unfolding.

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Chapter 3

Dysfunctional families are nothing new. Still, Jesus shocked His followers by saying that He came to divide fathers and sons, mothers and daughters! In this chapter, you’ll look at some controversial moments in the ministry of Jesus that will shake up your idea of a happy family.

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Chapter 4

Dysfunctional families are nothing new. Still, Jesus shocked His followers by saying that He came to divide fathers and sons, mothers and daughters! In this chapter, you’ll look at some controversial moments in the ministry of Jesus that will shake up your idea of a happy family.

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Chapter 5

Whether you like the family you have or not, God is creating a whole new family! So what exactly does it mean to have brothers and sisters in Christ? In this chapter, you’ll discover more about the family of God and see what it really looks like to follow Christ when you accept this beautiful invitation!

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