God’s Salvation is a gift offered to us through Jesus Christ. A major paradox of the gospel message is that, though it is free, it is not cheap. Jesus taught many parables revealing the nature of the kingdom and the cost of participating in it. Like Jesus’ original audience and the first century readers of Luke’s gospel, Luke challenges modern day readers to respond to Jesus. Accept him or reject him, love him or hate him, follow him or crucify him . . . indifference is not an option.
Word Wise units are interactive studies designed to help people know and experience the God of salvation history, to equip people through Bible-based spiritual formation and to get people into the Word, challenging them to integrate the truth of Scripture with their contemporary situation.