Hidden in Plain Sight: The Parables of Jesus
X Marks the Spot (9 AM)
Once again, Jesus shares a provocative parable with his listeners. It may not seem all that stimulating to modern-day readers, but as we examine the context in which the parable was set and consider possible meanings of Jesus' teaching, we will come face-to-face with a significant question for our lives today. And if we live courageously into the answer, we might just experience resurrection....
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.