“Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week” Lenten Study
February 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST
Sundays, February 21 – March 28
Facilitated by Mark Wolfe
Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward.
Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges.
In Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.
Each Sunday, we will view a video segment from Dr. Levine. Participants are encouraged to read Entering the Passion of Jesus, by Amy-Jill Levine and to have a Bible with them each week. Book scholarships are available by contacting Pastor Megan at MeganS@gablesucc.org
The book’s six chapters include:
- Jerusalem: Risking Reputation
- The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger
- Teachings: Risking Challenge
- The First Dinner: Risking Rejection
- The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends
- Gethsemane: Risking Temptation
Register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErcuGgrDsuGNcO4K6k3oA_QgEmz6iPMZmU