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Top 10 Shocking Statements Jesus Said

I’m excited about starting a new 5-part teaching series this Sunday called “Surprise: Shocking Statements Jesus Made.” Although many people think of Jesus as this tranquil, sentimental, soft-palmed, weak, religious guru who just went around spreading love.  Actually, Jesus was polarizing. He said things that made some people hate Him and want to kill Him – and others to love Him and want to worship Him.

We surveyed about 100 people by asking them to name the most shocking (or confusing/surprising) thing Jesus said. Here are the top 10:

  1. If anyone comes to me, and does not hate his own father and mother…….he cannot be my disciple (Luke 14:1-27)
  2. I come not to bring peace, but division (Matthew 10:34-39)
  3. Why have you forsaken me (Mark 14:32-42)
  4. But concerning that day…no one knows, not even the Son (Mark 13:32-37)
  5. I saw Satan fall like lightning (Luke 10:17-20)
  6. The last will be first and the first last (Matthew 20:1-16)
  7. Not dead, sleeping (Mark 5:22-42)
  8. Turn the other cheek (Matthew 5:38-42)
  9. Judge not, that you be not judged (Matthew 7:1-6)
  10. This is my body….This is my blood (Mark 14:22-24)


Let me know if you would name some different ones.  Be blessed this week.




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