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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There is minimal work with Greek or Aramaic.

Bruce explores many of these difficult teachings and exposits them in a way which allows the student of the Bible to better understand what Jesus taught on these more difficult subjects. How oof we to understand Jesus’ statements about divorce and remarriage? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Want to Read saving…. My God, why have you forsaken me?

Tamara C Jones rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Again, Bruce cleared up this matter very well in that the swords are not literal, but a figurative understanding of what the disciples will saayings experience. Feb 09, David rated it it was amazing.


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Hard Sayings of Jesus

Why would Jesus who taught peace and non-violence contradict himself and do such a thing? John Sheehan rated it really liked it Oct 28, Excellent companion to a reading of the New Testament!

Benjamin rated it it was amazing Sep 08, A short but very good book about the hard sayings of Jesus in the Gospels. How many of us have jess read one of Jesus’ sayings in the Gospels and said, “I wonder what that means?

In covering 70 passages, Bruce only gives a few pages to each, so he rarely pushes deep and he’s not often too surprising.

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Mari rose rated it it was amazing Jan 29, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Some sayings jewus hard because they are difficult to understand, others because the demands they make on us are only too clear. Evident in each chapter is Bruce’s keen evangelical scholarship and pastoral insight.


Jesus often used spiritual allegory, parables, and symbolic illustrations to help teach certain truths to His disciples. Julius Rola rated it did not like it Apr 10, 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. Sayingss of those who listened to Jesus during His earthly ministry and those who read His words in the Gospels today find many of His wayings hard to understand and difficult to live by.

Emmanuel Onyemaobi rated it it was f.fbruce May 09, Feb 27, Lotte rated it really liked it. Be the first to ask a question about Hard Sayings of Jesus.

I believe Bruce cleared up this matter very clearly. Bruce has helpfully worked through 70 of these hard sayings in the chronological order in which they are found in the Gospels. Feb 10, Royce Ratterman rated it it was amazing.

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