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"Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’"    - Jesus ; Matthew 7.21-23


"As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built."    - Jesus ; Luke 6.47-48


"No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If they do, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. And people do not pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins."    - Jesus ; Mark 2.21-22


"What would you think of a book that started with the opener, 'I am going to discuss Mahatma Gandhi as a Hindu saint, but I’ll skip all that distracting stuff about British imperial India'? Or another with, 'I am going to describe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a Christian saint, but I’ll get right to his biography and skip all that stuff about racism in America as background baggage'?"    - Borg, Marcus J.; Crossan, John Dominic ; The First Christmas


Buttrick understood what we must now recover: that what we call “the Bible” is only the means to a deepened understanding of what Jesus called the gospel, or glad tidings, and that for us to understand this we have to understand afresh, or perhaps for the first time, the radical nature of the substance of Jesus’ preaching.    - Peter J. Gomes ; The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus


In the meantime we can understand a reluctance to focus too much on the content of Jesus’ preaching, largely because it is easier to talk about him than it is to talk about what he talked about.    - Peter J. Gomes ; The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus


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