This Sunday, we will begin a summer-long series focused on centering ourselves on Jesus. When we look to Jesus, how does he help us better understand _(fill in the blank)_ This summer, we will fill in that blank with several topics: Scripture, Community, Peace, Immigration, Service, God, Holy Spirit, Hospitality, Healing, and Hope. One central conviction for us to embrace is: as we center ourselves on Jesus – his life, teaching, death, and resurrection – we will understand more fully how to live as God intends.
This week, we’ll be looking at Scripture through the “Jesus-lens.” As you prepare for gathered worship, read through Luke 24:13-35 and consider the following questions:
- What do you think Jesus told the two traveling companions in Luke 24:27?
- How does Jesus help us understand all of Scripture?
- What does it mean that Jesus fulfills the law and prophets (Matthew 5:17)?
- What passages from the Old Testament can you think of that fit really well with the life and teaching of Jesus? What passages don’t seem to fit as well?
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