Most Christians would say they know Jesus, but do we really know Him? Think about that for a moment. For some, the answer is a quick yes without any hesitation. For others, the question requires a bit more self-reflection. And, for others, the answer might even be no. No matter your answer, the question should cause us all to pause and think about the status of our relationship with Jesus.
Through the years, our understanding of Jesus has been shaped by different cultural influences. Whether it’s images or illustrations of Jesus seen in books or on the walls of Sunday School classrooms or movies about the life of Christ or even songs and dramas during Christmas or Easter—we all have an understanding of Jesus that has been shaped by the cultures in which we live. But here’s the thing: Many Christians have forgotten that Jesus was a Jewish man living in a Jewish land, observing Jewish customs, and investing His life in Jewish men and women. Let that sink in for a moment, and compare this truth to your own understanding of Christ.
Above anything, our understanding of Jesus should be rooted first in Scripture. In The Forgotten Jesus Bible study, author and pastor Robby Gallaty takes us on a journey back to biblical times to rediscover who Jesus really was by seeing Him in the cultural and religious context in which He ministered. From discovering ways Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets to learning how Jesus’ role as a Jewish rabbi enriched the way He taught and ministered to looking through the lens of Jesus’ culture to better appreciate and understand the rich meanings of His teachings and miracles, this study will not only help us to develop a greater empathy for the passion of Christ, but also open our eyes to the greater meaning of Jesus’ last words on the cross.
In this video, watch Robby Gallaty explain how exploring the implications of Jesus’ teachings and actions as a first-century rabbi will give us new reasons to fall in love with Him all over again—or maybe even for the first time.
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