Everyday sayings of Jesus

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Coming back from the dead



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Your football team is down 2-1 with just five minutes left to full time… and relegation beckons. Suddenly, out of nowhere, they produce a spectacular goal to equalise. Then, with a minute to go, another! They’re back from the dead. They’re resurrected.

Jesus isn’t the only person ever said to have been brought back from the dead, of course. But he made it famous, both by raising other people who had died during his lifetime, and then by being raised himself, according to the Bible. Jesus summarised what he was doing by saying…

Blind people are now able to see, and the lame can walk. People who have leprosy are being healed, and the deaf can now hear. The dead are raised to life, and the poor are hearing the good news.
Luke 7:22

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The salt of the earth… on the straight and narrow… a baptism of fire… many everyday sayings started with Jesus. Here are 30 of them. We’ve gathered the best known modern sayings and included some notes on what they mean and where you can find them in the accounts of Jesus’ life.

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arrow Index of sayings

arrow A baptism of fire

arrow The blind leading the blind

arrow Casting your pearls before swine

arrow Coming back from the dead

arrow Counting the cost

arrow A crown of thorns

arrow A den of thieves

arrow Do to others as you would have them do to you

arrow Doubting Thomas

arrow Falling on stony ground

arrow Going the extra mile

arrow A good samaritan

arrow Having a cross to bear

arrow Hiding your light under a bushel

arrow Jesus wept!

arrow Killing the fatted calf

arrow The kiss of Judas

arrow Left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing

arrow Man cannot live by bread alone

arrow A millstone around your neck

arrow Moving mountains

arrow On the straight and narrow

arrow The prodigal returns

arrow The salt of the earth

arrow Separating the sheep from the goats

arrow Sweating blood

arrow Thirty pieces of silver

arrow Turning the other cheek

arrow Until kingdom come

arrow A wolf in sheep's clothing

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