The Jesus I Thought I Knew
This Sunday we begin a new series titled, “Realizations in the Holy Land and the Jesus I Thought I Knew.” This first Sunday is an introduction. It is, to some extent, a follow-up to last Tuesday’s presentation by the team that visited these sacred sites. For me, the personal list of realizations is long. I’ll be touching on a few as we venture through this series.
The Jesus I encountered in Israel is not the Jesus I heard about in Sunday school. He is not the Jesus I learned about in seminary. He is so much more; and so much more on so many levels. I look forward to sharing some of those realizations with you. Over the course of the study I’ll be utilizing the scriptures, and a couple of additional books. They include, “The Jesus I Never Knew” by Philip Yancey, and “Jesus – A Pilgrimage” by Father James Martin. These are intriguing guides for us on so many levels; there will be more specifics regarding these in the weeks to come.
So this Sunday will be an overview, some of the more significant realizations from the trip, some ideas for additional studies, and what each of those mean for us as Christians living in the world today and for us as a church as we continue to seek to grow in faith, love, health and service. To prepare please read Mark 6:1-6.