Jesus & The Divisive Spirit

Released January 18, 2022 by Mavericks & Misfits with Jeff Lyle


Jesus-followers are often known for their inability to walk in peace and harmony with others. Let’s be truthful: we can be just as petty and divisive as non-Christians (maybe more so?). Ego, judgmentalism, lovelessness and tribalism are too frequently displayed by those who say they stay in step with the Son of God. In one short passage in Luke 9, we witness Jesus’ closest followers living out the divisive spirit. We can learn much by how Jesus responds to their immature and unkind ways. Before pointing a finger at them, we do well to take a look in the spiritual mirror to learn if the same things are lurking in our own hearts. Topics: religious spirit, denominationalism, pride, treatment of unbelievers, competitive spirit, envy, jealousy, kindness, grace, preferring others Additional resources are available at