I think most Christians would be surprised—even shocked—at some of the things Jesus taught. Unfortunately, most popular preachers and Christian books gloss over the harder teachings of Jesus and focus instead on those more palatable sayings. This imbalanced portrayal of Jesus’ words has not only caused a great deal of confusion for our culture and our churches, but it dishonors our Lord who spoke every word with the highest intentionality. Those who truly believe that Jesus taught only peace and love have never read the Gospels. Some rainy day, pull out your red-letter edition of the Bible and read only the words of Jesus. I assure you the complete picture of Jesus will humble you—and magnify Him.