Jesus Asked.: What He Wanted to Know

Jesus Asked.: What He Wanted to Know

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by Conrad Gempf
     
 

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A look at the questions Jesus asks us—which enrich our understanding and faith. In the Gospels, when people asked Jesus a question, he often replied with one of his own: “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” British author Conrad Gempf invites readers to look at these questions and discover

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A look at the questions Jesus asks us—which enrich our understanding and faith. In the Gospels, when people asked Jesus a question, he often replied with one of his own: “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” British author Conrad Gempf invites readers to look at these questions and discover Jesus’ motivation. What could the second person of the Trinity want to know that he doesn’t already? Gempf concludes that Jesus wants to know where we stand. He doesn’t need to know more facts; he wants to know us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310862680
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
08/30/2009
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
987,930
File size:
470 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Conrad Gempf (PhD, University of Aberdeen in Scotland) is lecturer in New Testament at London School of Theology in the United Kingdom. He is the author of Jesus Asked, and has edited or contributed to many journals, books, and reference works, including The Dictionary of Paul and His Letters.

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I teach a Sunday School class for adults and enjoy reading things that might make me a better Bible teacher. This book was amazing! I read it in one sitting. I simply could not put it down. Dr. Gempf's writing style was not only informative, it was fun! It was like the 'light went on' when I read his interpretation of Jesus' questions and answers. I can hardly wait to share some of his insights with my class. This week's lesson is on the Good Samaritan. I had never really grasped that the 'expert in the law' would have had the smug satisfaction he discussed when listening to the response of the priest and the Levite. What an interesting insight. I also was moved by his discussion of the story of the 'rich young ruler' and Jesus' question about why he called him 'good.' Awesome. I loved the way he tied all of Jesus' teachings together to make the central point that Jesus wants us to choose for ourselves where we will stand on issues, particularly the issue of who he is. This book was excellent and should be required reading for anyone who wants a fresh insight on what Jesus' teachings were all about.'