Jesus and the Third Rail

Nov 29, 2020

Exploring Controversial Issues through the Teachings of Jesus

Welcome to It Is Well Living Church's sermon archives, where we dive deep into the timeless teachings of Jesus. In this insightful sermon, titled 'Jesus and the Third Rail,' we explore how Jesus fearlessly approached controversial issues of His time while providing valuable lessons that continue to guide us in our modern lives.

Understanding the Third Rail Concept

In the context of this sermon, the 'third rail' signifies topics or issues that are often considered too sensitive or risky to discuss openly – just like the third rail in an electric railway system. At It Is Well Living Church, we believe that addressing these issues head-on can lead to growth, understanding, and spiritual transformation.

Jesus and His Unique Approach

Jesus, known for His compassion, wisdom, and ability to challenge societal norms, fearlessly engaged with controversial topics during His earthly ministry. By studying how He handled the 'third rail' of His time, we can learn valuable lessons on how to navigate complex social issues today.

The Power of Love and Compassion

Central to Jesus' teachings was the commandment to love one another unconditionally. He emphasized the importance of compassion, empathy, and understanding, even when faced with challenging topics. By prioritizing love, we can address contentious issues with grace and kindness, fostering a spirit of unity and respect within our communities.

Wisdom and Discernment in Action

Jesus' approach to controversial issues was characterized by wisdom and discernment. He carefully understood the societal context, engaged in meaningful dialogue, and offered profound insights that challenged prevailing beliefs. We can follow His example by seeking knowledge, listening to others, and responding with wisdom as we address contemporary 'third rail' topics.

Relevance in Today's World

Despite the passage of time, the teachings of Jesus remain remarkably relevant today. His timeless wisdom transcends socio-cultural barriers, offering guidance and clarity for navigating complex societal issues in the 21st century.

Building Inclusive Communities

As disciples of Jesus, we are called to create inclusive communities that embrace diversity and welcome every individual, regardless of their background or beliefs. By following His teachings, we can foster an environment where open discussions on controversial issues are not only possible but encouraged, promoting understanding and growth among all members.

Addressing Contemporary 'Third Rail' Topics

Our modern world presents us with countless complex and challenging issues. It Is Well Living Church equips its members with tools to address contemporary 'third rail' topics within the framework of Jesus' teachings. Together, we can explore these subjects with empathy, respect, and a commitment to finding common ground.

Join Our Passionate Faith Community

At It Is Well Living Church, we invite you to join our vibrant faith community, where we delve deeply into the life and ministry of Jesus. Through inspiring sermons like 'Jesus and the Third Rail,' we strive to nurture a genuine understanding of His teachings and their practical application in our everyday lives.

Deepen Your Faith Journey

Discover how Jesus' teachings on love, compassion, and wisdom can transform your life. By diving into thought-provoking sermons like 'Jesus and the Third Rail,' you'll gain insights, expand your perspectives, and embark on a profound faith journey. We welcome everyone, regardless of where they are on their spiritual path.

A Supportive Faith Community

At It Is Well Living Church, you'll find a supportive and diverse community of believers who are passionate about living out the teachings of Jesus. Join us as we explore challenging topics, engage in meaningful conversations, and support one another on our mutual journey of faith.


It Is Well Living Church invites you to explore the power and relevance of Jesus' teachings in facing controversial issues, both in history and today. By embracing love, wisdom, and compassion, we can navigate the 'third rail' topics of our time while fostering understanding and building thriving communities. Join our passionate faith community and embark on a transformative faith journey today.

Linda Null
The sermon highlights Jesus' fearlessness in addressing controversial issues, offering valuable guidance for today.
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Haizul Faszley
This sermon offers a thought-provoking perspective on how Jesus tackled controversial issues fearlessly. Worth listening!
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