Hard Sayings of Jesus has ratings and 11 reviews. Adam said: As our society becomes more and more oriented toward the soundbite and internet chatter. 28 Aug Available in: Paperback. Like his original hearers many people today find Jesus’ sayings hard. Some sayings are hard because they are. World-renowned New Testament scholar Bruce examines 70 sayings that are hard to understand or apply and clears away the difficulties that keep modern.

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Hard Sayings of Jesus

Why would Jesus who taught peace and non-violence contradict himself and do such a thing? Mari rose rated it it was amazing Jan 29, Dec 05, Jacob Savage rated it liked it.

Bruce explores many of these difficult teachings and exposits them in a way which allows the student of the Bible to jesua understand what Jesus taught on these more difficult subjects. Return to Book Page.

Virginia rated it really liked it Jul 30, From a personal level, this book helped me understand some of the teachings of Christ that I myself struggled with. Julius Rola rated it did not like jdsus Apr 10, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Apr 08, Ian Rees rated it liked it Shelves: A short but very good book about the f.f.brice sayings of Jesus in the Gospels. It probably works better as a devotional or a read-with-breakfast sort of thing rather than a book to just sit down and read straight through.

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Furthermore, I will be conducting Jesud studies to new believers and will help disciple them into mature and faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Was He speaking to the generation of the disciples, or was He speaking of a future generation? Again, Bruce cleared up this matter very well in that the swords are not literal, but a figurative understanding of what the disciples will soon experience.

I confess I wasn’t always sure from some of the chapters whether Bruce wasn’t giving too much ground to liberal scholars in his interpretation of these sayings, but generally he tackles them head on and gives useful insight into the difficulties they present and how we might understand them.

So, I would feel comfortable recommending this ejsus to educated laity. I can’t imagine studying the gospels without this book.

Jesus taught many things that ran jard the grain of society and were counter to the culture of His day.

Fo Lloyd rated it it was amazing May f.f.brkce, No trivia or quizzes yet. How does the student of the Bible distinguish between spiritual allegory sayihgs literal interpretation? There is minimal work with Greek or Aramaic. Theodore Scherer rated it really liked it Dec 30, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Emmanuel Onyemaobi rated it it was amazing May 09, Benjamin rated it it was amazing Sep 08, Brad Keena rated it it was amazing Feb 21, There are some interesting nuggets and some dry f.f.brucd.

Bruce Gimbel rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The little he does use, he explains well.

My God, why f.f.brucee you forsaken me? I enjoy the scholars for all the historical and theological nuggets they afford which you won’t find in popular works. Bruce—with a gift for succinctly explaining historical context and rhetorical technique—gives us an invaluable and detailed map through what has, with relative suddenness, become difficult territory for the modern reader.

Excellent companion to a reading of the New Testament! Donn Headley rated it it was amazing Aug 06, This book of his made a big difference and helped understand things that no other book was able toresolve. Sep 19, Greg Dill rated it really liked it.

Bruce reviews seventy “hard sayings” of Jesus from the gospels, and, as such, can only afford to give each passage one or two og. Hard Sayings of Jesus 4.

I enjoyed many of the insights Bruce brought to the table. Jesus often used spiritual allegory, parables, and symbolic illustrations to help teach certain truths to His disciples. As a part of ff.f.bruce ministry serving amongst the Roma people of Albania, I will be conducting Bible studies to non-believers as a tool for evangelism.

However, Jesus also employed the use of literal jsus absent of any illustrations or allegory, proclaiming truths for all of us to live by that are pertinent to us today. Lists with This Book. Bruce examines seventy of the hard sayings of Jesus to clear away the cultural and historical difficulties which keep us from grappling with the real challenge of Jesus’ me Like his original hearers many people today find Jesus’ sayings hard.

How are we to understand Jesus’ stateme How many of us have ever read one of Jesus’ sayings in the Gospels and said, “I wonder what that means? f.f.bruve

Bruce was instrumental in helping me gain a better understanding to some of the more challenging passages found throughout the Gospels, particularly certain teachings of Christ. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.