‘I came to cast fire on the earth.’ Yikes! What does Jesus mean by this? It sounds like he has more in mind for this fire than just birthday candles or roasting marshmallows. For he then continues ‘Do you think I have come to give peace on earth? No I tell you, but rather division.’ This morning we will examine this sobering text from Luke 12, looking carefully at both the fire and the division and surprisingly, will discover in these hard words, the very best news the human heart can receive.