Episode 67 – Not Like Us
Jesus begins his public ministry in today’s gospel by proclaiming the good news and calling disciples. It might seem like business-as-usual for what we’ve come to expect of Jesus, until we dig in and realize that Jesus’ ministry takes place among the Gentiles — known by the Greek word ethnos.
In today’s message, Amy explores the meaning of ethnos and suggests that one way to understand this word is “those who are not us.” Jesus’ call to follow him is an invitation to bring good news to those who are not like us, to those who make us uncomfortable and to those who we’d rather turn away from than engage. Business as usual is over. Jesus is calling us into a new way.