Weekend Series: Explaining Jesus | Experiencing Christ
The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ Luke 7:34
Jesus of Nazareth is a complex figure in history. For some, he was a savior; for others, an excuse for colonization and oppression. Some believe Jesus was born to die a sacrificial death to appease a zeus-like deity, while others think he was simply executed as a radical. Was he a prophet, a political reformer, a religious reformer? Or, was he somehow all of these things and more?
This Lent season, join Crossroads Church as we gather to explain the historical Jesus in order to experience the living Christ. We will explore how the historical Jesus thought about himself within his own culture and community, and we’ll examine the challenges he faced in living out his purpose and understanding of God. Along the way, we will see how early faith communities experienced Jesus as a living reality after his execution. Most importantly, we will look at how understanding the historical Jesus can shape our own faith, actions, and experience with him today; believing that the history of Jesus and our faith in Jesus are not in opposition with one another but are each informed by the other.
The five-week teaching series begins March 5, 2023.Make the most of the season and join the Lenten Journey, a daily devotional experience leading up to Easter.