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F. F. Bruce examines seventy of the hard sayings of Jesus to clear away the cultural and historical difficulties which keep us from grappling with. Like his original hearers many people today find Jesus’ sayings hard. Some sayings are hard because they are difficult to understand, others because the. The Hard Sayings of Jesus. Front Cover. F. F. Bruce. Hodder & Stoughton, – Jesus Christ – Teachings – Expositions – pages.

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He seeks to take many of the sayings of Jesus which are often difficult sayinsg understand, and he seeks to give meaning to them. Was the Apostle a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk? However, Jesus also employed the use of literal teachings absent of any illustrations or allegory, proclaiming truths for all of us to live by that are pertinent to us today.

Bruce has helpfully worked through 70 of these hard sayings in the chronological order in which they are found in the Gospels.

Please try again later. People not familiar with ideas such as Q or “pillar sayings” may need to do a bit c.f.bruce research to better understand his insights, but most of the chapters would not require this.

How are we to understand Jesus’ statements about divorce and remarriage? Withoutabox Submit to Film Jdsus. The writer doesn’t spoon feed the answers to the hard questions, but leads you to consider context, other passages, and the overarching message of grace God’s love for us as we seek to understand difficult passages.


Read for personal research – found this book’s contents helpful and inspiring – number rating relates to the book’s contribution to my needs. There is minimal work with Greek or Aramaic. Imparting the truth behind some of these more difficult f.fbruce of Christ to both the non-believers and believers alike will certainly help them truly understand who Jesus is.

How many of us have ever read one of Jesus’ sayings in the Gospels and said, “I wonder what that means?

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Not the easiest book to read but filled with thought provoking explanations. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Embracing His Words of Life. All of His teachings make b Many of those who listened to Jesus during His earthly ministry and those who read His words in the Gospels today find many of His teachings hard to understand and difficult to live by.

Return to Book Page. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Preview — Hard Sayings of Jesus by F. He seeks to take many of the sayings of Jesus which are iesus difficult to understand, and he seeks to give meaning to them. Or why did He say that whoever says “You fool! Jeuss Art and Science of Reading the Bible. Like his original hearers many people today find Jesus’ sayings hard. I believe Bruce cleared up this matter very clearly.

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Hard Sayings of Jesus by F.F. Bruce

So, I would feel comfortable recommending this book to educated laity. I believe Bruce clearly differentiated the two throughout his book and clearly articulated what is to be taken as symbolic versus literal. Jeremy Wetherell rated it really liked it Mar 20, It will help you understand and embrace all your Savior’s words of life.

Paul Apostle of the Heart Sayints Free. It’s generated some wonderful discussion.

Tony Ludlow rated it it was ok Jan 10, Don’t have a Kindle? There are some interesting nuggets and some dry interpretations. We are reading this book as part of a Bible study at church. Benjamin rated it it was amazing Sep 08, During his distinguished career, he wrote more than forty sayyings commentaries and books, including A Mind for What Matters and Paul, Apostle of the Heart Set Free.

Hard Sayings of Jesus

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Worth reading and profitable to have on your shelf for reference.

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