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 isâ€¦ First, weâ€™ll set the stage:
Jerusalem is buzzing with activity as one the seven Feasts for Godâ€™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 Godâ€™s deliverance of his people from slavery by some pretty impressive means. The people headed toward the land of milk and honey, laden with â€œgiftsâ€ from their oppressors and under the leadership of their â€“now beloved patriarchâ€” Moses. Now under Roman rule, there was some longing or expectation that Another would come to deliver Godâ€™s people once again.
To continue go to oneholyweek.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/first-blog-post/.
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