for the week of May 4th
“Without the Resurrection, Jesus is simply a failed Messiah who did not live up to the messianic expectations of rebuilding/cleansing the Temple, rescuing Israel, and bringing God’s justice to the whole world; with it, Messiahship must be reunderstood in the light of Jesus.”
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:13-25
Do you think you understand Jesus? What His death and resurrection really meant, not just for you but for the world at large? Take some time this week to dig into the contextual meanings of Messiahs in the world of first-century Judaism and prayerfully ask God to help you gain a deeper understanding of what Jesus as a paradigm-shifting Messiah meant to the world then and what ramifications it holds for the world now.
Ask questions, share thoughts and wrestle together about your experiences from the material this week.
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