5-session Lenten Study in the Oromocto area beginning February 27 - Tuesday mornings (9:30 - 11:00) and Tuesday evenings (7:00 - 8:30) animated by Canon Jim Irvine.
$25 registration includes the workbook prepared for participants.
Lenten Study 2007
prepare for Holy Week with this year’s 5-part home-based study...
The Last Week:
A Day-by-Day Account of Jesus’ Final Week in Jerusalem
by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan
The Last Week refers to the final seven days of Christ’s life and chronicles “a story everyone thinks they know too well and most do not seem to know at all.” The last would seem to be a bit of a stretch, since people who do not even darken a church door at Easter are familiar with Palm Sunday, the crucifixion and the resurrection. Best-selling authors Marcus Borg and John Crossan set the last week of Jesus’ life within the social context of the times. They focus less on his divinity and on the concept of his sacrifice for the sin of the world and more on what they see as his quest for justice. “The first passion of Jesus was the kingdom of God, namely, to incarnate the justice of God by demanding for all a fair share of a world belonging to and ruled by the covenantal God of Israel,” they state. They ask contemporary Christians whether they are with Jesus as his last week “challenges the domination systems of this world even as it also invites us upon a journey through death to resurrection.”
(The Last Week; Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan
HarperCollins; ISBN 13:978-0-06-084539-1)
Scripture taken from The Message. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002.
Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.
Microsoft WORD file download the Study Material.
Session 1 • Monday
Session 2 • Tuesday
Session 3 • Wednesday
Session 4 • Holy Thursday
Session 5 • Good Friday