Hard “Candy” Sayings of Jesus

Hard sayings of Jesus

Have you noticed that some of Jesus’s sayings are like hard candy?  They’re not like choclate, which you can let melt in your mouth, swallow, and it’s gone–a momentary pleasure.  With a hard candy, if you try to take it in too fast, you’re likely headed for the dentist chair or the Heimlich Maneuver.  Many of Jesus’s sayings are like that.  You work on them, you work into them, and you work through them, and only then are you rewarded with layer after layer of increasing sweetness  (King’s Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus, Tim Keller).

Below are two sayings that are easy enough to grasp.  However, when read together they aren’t as easy to swollow. 

John 7:28 ESV, “You know me, and you know where I come from? . . . .  He who sent me . . .you do not know.

John 14:4 ESV, “If you would have known me, you would have known my Father also.”

How well do you know Jesus?


One response to this post.

  1. Hi Ben!

    Saw your question to Colin re the Narrative Workshop which takes place this morning. Hope to video and put on our website http://www.2tim4.org in due course. You will also see on there my (first!) attempt at a full narrative sermon at a theatre in Edinburgh on Easter Sunday (with 2200 people present!) and an article with my reflections on the experience.

    Enjoyed you blog. Keep up the good work! Blessings,


    PS I was Colin’s senior pastor in Charlotte Chapel and now direct 2 Timothy 4 – focused on “strengthening Scottish preaching.”


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