Christ gives us the church hard words and difficult words for us to follow. So, as we hear the next series of commands do we just dismiss them? Why would Christ give us such impossible things to follow? How do we live out these commands in Scripture?
It is tempting to think that maybe Paul is clueless about contemporary struggles or maybe he just does not understand our current struggle in this advanced age. How does Paul exhort us in such a way that what Paul says to the first century church is just a relevant to the 21st century church?