Rev. Paul M. Turner, Founding and Senior Pastor, Gentle Spirit Christian Church

The Hard Sayings of Jesus: Sermon Series

Inspired by the writings of Lloyd John Ogilvie, this sermon series examines some of the best-known sayings of Jesus, discusses what often confuses people about them, and offers insights into how they can be related to modern living.

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November 11, 2018

All the others gave what they’ll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn’t afford — she gave her all.

(Mark 12:44)


October 28, 2018

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.

(Matthew 28:19)


October 21, 2018

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Creator except through me.”

(John 14:6)


October 14, 2018

This is once again the Great Reversal: Many who are first will end up last, and the last first.

(Mark 10:31)


October 7, 2018

You find it easy enough to forecast the weather — why can’t you read the signs of the times? An evil and wanton generation is always wanting signs and wonders.

(Matthew 16:1-4)


September 23, 2018

That’s what I mean when I say, “Many get invited; only a few make it.”

(Matthew 22:14)


September 16, 2018

Count on it — there’s more joy in heaven over one sinner’s rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue.

(Luke 15:7)


September 9, 2018

Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.

(Luke 11:1-4)


August 19, 2018

Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”

(Luke 9:61)


August 5, 2018

And no one having drunk old wine immediately desires new, for he says, “The old is better.”

(Luke 5:39)


July 29, 2018

I’d say it’s easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye than for the rich to get into God’s kingdom.

(Mark 10:25)


July 22, 2018

They replied, “Are you serious? You want us to go spend a fortune on food for their supper?”

(Mark 6:37)


July 15, 2018

Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.

(John 6:56)