WE CONCLUDE our study of the gospels this week with the accounts of the Resurrection. We discuss the gospel accounts of the encounter at the empty tomb and why the apparent contradictions are not contradictions at all, the significance of the first witnesses to the risen Christ being women, and Peter’s sermon on Pentecost, the first post-Resurrection sermon in the history of Christianity.
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TODAY WE revisit the accounts of Jesus walking on Sea of Galilee and feeding the five thousand, this time from the perspectives of Luke and John. We learn from John that the miracle of the loaves and fishes was so impressive to the crowd that they tried to take Jesus by force to make him king.
Since today is Palm Sunday, we also read the four gospel accounts of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We discuss Jesus’ cursing of the fig tree that was not in season–a metaphor for the Jewish religious leaders of the day, who rejected Jesus because he didn’t fit their preconception of what the Messiah should be.
THREE OF the most iconic moments of Jesus’ ministry are the focus of this week’s New Testament study: Jesus walking across the Sea of Galilee, the feeding of five thousand men (plus women and children) with five loaves of bread and two fish, and the decapitation of John the Baptist on the orders of the cowardly Herod Antipas.