From Jim’s Cluttered Desks
January 6, 2022
Using the eight episode dramatic production titled The Chosen, we are beginning an eight-week journey through the early days of Jesus’ teaching and healing work.
Try to imagine a world where Jesus was relatively unknown. This first episode takes place in such a world. Jesus plays a very small role in this episode. The reputation and notoriety of Jesus will grow throughout these eight presentations.
Some people will decide to follow him. Others will be confused because he is not the kind of messiah they were taught to expect. There are also those who will oppose him, sometimes violently. Things haven’t changed much.
Here are some tips:
Carve out some time before Sunday to read Isaiah 43:21-2, Matthew 27:55-61, Luke 8:2-3, Matthew 9:9-13, Mark 1:16-20, John 3:1-21, John 19:38-42, Find a map of Israel during the times of Jesus. Identify Capernaum, Nazareth, and Jerusalem.
I’m looking forward to walking with Jesus and those who decided to follow him (including you) over these next eight Sundays.
See you Sunday,