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The Jesus I Never Knew Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, Why He Came: Chapter 7, Message: A Sermon of Offense Summary

Philip Yancey
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Part 2, Why He Came: Chapter 7, Message: A Sermon of Offense Summary and Analysis

In this chapter, Yancey seeks to make sense of the remainder of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, a sermon which Yancey says is full of extremism and wonders if anyone can live up to the high standards presented therein. Yancey begins his study be recalling an experience a friend of his has when she asks her college students to write an essay on the Sermon on the Mount. Most of the students react to the sermon either in disgust of its high, unreachable standards or in anger that anyone could expect a mere person to live up to these standards. Yancey concludes the reaction of these students is probably quite like that of the people who listened when Jesus first spoke the words of the Sermon on...

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