Jesus Christ is a provocative, uncompromising teacher. Yet it is easy to become so accustomed to Jesus' words that they become old friends - comfortable, unfamiliar, unchallenging. We get so used to him that we forget to take notice of what he commands us to do.
Jesus demands serious obedience from his people in all areas of life. Here he challenges us about crucial issues - loving enemies, forgiveness, sex, ambition, adultery, wealth accumulation, revenge, impending judgement, resolving tension between Christians and self-delusion.
His words come across as fresh, immediate, wise, authentic and discerning. Listen to him again - and this time, don't let him go unheeded.
About David Cook
David has recently retired from his role as Principal and Director of the School of Preaching at Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC). He is now now involved in an itinerant preaching and teaching ministry, He is a Presbyterian minister and a graduate of SMBC and Moore Theological College. Prior to formal studies and pastoral ministry David worked in the Economic Research Department of the Reserve Bank. He has spoken at a number of Christian Conventions including Keswick. David is married to Maxine, and they have five adult children and eight grandchildren.