Hidden in Plain Sight: The Parables of Jesus
Holy Posture (11 AM)
Once again we come face-to-face with the reality that there is more than meets the eye to Jesus' parables. Join us as we study the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. We'll consider the ways first century culture, context and community significantly shaped the way Jesus' audience understood his teaching. Together, we'll be reminded of the power of God's grace then, now and for all time.
Jesus was a master storyteller. He knew just how to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. And though life in first-century Palestine was very different from life today, many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories fail to honor that reality. Join us as we discover Jesus’ short stories, or parables, anew and delve into what they might mean for our lives today.