A Beginners Guide to Holy Week

Sunday Mornings 11:00am

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.

  • February 16—Preparing for the Journey
  • February 23—Jerusalem: Risking Reputation
  • March 1—The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger
  • March 8—Teachings: Risking Challenge
  • March 15—The First Dinner: Risking Rejection
  • March 22—The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends
  • March 29—Gethsemane: Risking Temptation