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Head Scratchers: When the Words of Jesus Don't Make Sense

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Sometimes Jesus says things that make you scratch your head. Much of what Jesus has to say is uplifting or inspiring. But let's face it: Sometimes Jesus says things that are confusing, perplexing, or even offensive. In Head Scratchers, Talbot Davis leads you to understand some of these difficult words. In each chapter, he examines a different statement or brief teaching fr ...more
Kindle Edition, 112 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by Abingdon Press (first published May 19th 2015)
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Debbie
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Head Scratchers" is a collection of five sermons given by Talbot Davis. Each sermon was inspired by a difficult-to-understand verse in the Bible: Matthew 11:12, Luke 14:26, Matthew 16:18, Mark 3:29, and Matthew 8:21-22.

He examined the context of the verse and clues like the meaning of the original words and cultural behaviors of the time. If you've read commentaries on these verses before, you've probably come across the explanations that he gives. Since these are sermons, he filled out each ch
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Heather
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
We read Head Scratchers for our Bible Study Class. Talbot Davis is a very gifted author/minister. The Spirit was felt as we read and reread parts of this book. "The Blood applied to your sin is more important than the blood flowing under your skin." Awesome!!!! Thank you Pastor Talbot Davis!!!
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Talbot Davis is the pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, a congregation known for its ethnic diversity, outreach ministry, and innovative approach to worship. He has repeatedly been recognized for his excellence in congregational development and has received the conference's Harry Denman Award for Excellence in Evangelism. Since Talbot began serving at Good ...more

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