Thank you to Kirsten Wagenius, a colleague with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries, for sharing “ONE HOLY WEEK: an Easter journey from palms to persecution to praise” with the Emerging Scholars Network!
This vivid scene is overflowing with expectation, anticipation, and revelations about who Jesus is… First, we’ll set the stage:
Jerusalem is buzzing with activity as one the seven Feasts for God’s people is about to begin: people are arriving into the city from all over the region, a cacophony of languages is heard among the crowd (which becomes part of the story in a big way about 40 days from now!) Do you know what Feast was being celebrated? Yes, this was the time for Passover, a feast to remember God’s deliverance of his people from slavery by some pretty impressive means. The people headed toward the land of milk and honey, laden with “gifts” from their oppressors and under the leadership of their –now beloved patriarch— Moses. Now under Roman rule, there was some longing or expectation that Another would come to deliver God’s people once again.
To continue go to oneholyweek.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/first-blog-post/.