A Survey of the Life of Jesus, Session 8: “Showdown in Jerusalem” (Holy Week)

The video of the concluding session in our Summer “Survey of the Life of Jesus” (focused on the events of Holy Week in Jerusalem) here follows…

Tempted am I to put in writing a few reflections, including some corrective comments.  (For all the ways I try to be confident and competent on my feet, too many times I am that “tour guide” throwing out comments that I later wish I could adjust.)  Too, I’d like to define a final list of “implications for our daily living.”   (Here, I wish we’d had one last session just to process!)

Such posts are forthcoming — hopefully soon (while things are fresh on my mind)!  As always, though, a consideration for timing (and folks potentially wanting to engage this last session) has me posting materials here, now… and blogging a epilogue or two in the near future.

As always, there is a student teaching handout — this week, because of its focal import to the life of Jesus and our Christian faith, complemented by a “maps” supplement and a reading supplement (yours by clicking on each of the hyperlinks, below):

AMUMC, LoJ, Session 9, Holy Week & Easter (student-lecture handout)

AMUMC, LoJ, Session 9, Holy Week & Easter (supplemental reading)

AMUMC, LoJ, Session 9, Geography of Holy Week & Easter (supplemental maps)

And so, with one last final word of appreciation to Dr. Jim Fleming… and one last set of warnings to “seek simplicity but learn to distrust it” (Whitehead) and to “test the spirits”, I commend to you the video of this final session…

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A Survey of the Life of Jesus, Session 7 (Retreat [to Caesarea Philippi] and Determination [Towards Jerusalem])

This week we visited an important interlude in the Life of Jesus–a time of preparation and anticipation between his popular ministry around the Sea of Galilee… and the “showdown” which was “Holy Week.”

This week’s [downloadable] student-study handout is yours by clicking here.

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A Survey of the Life of Jesus, Session 6, Parables, with an especial focus on “The Parable of the Prodigals”

The discussion was lively and meaningful at our sixth session in “A Survey of the Life of Jesus,” this last Wednesday evening–a session focused on the Parables of Jesus (and more especially “The Parable of the Prodigals”).

Tempting it is to try to recount that discussion — and even add to it.  However, time constraints and a sense of “triage” (acknowledging what’s most needful at this point) has me settling with a posting of the session’s video and student handout (available/downloadable by clicking here).

 

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A Survey of the Life of Jesus, Session 5 (Characteristics of the Disciples)

Session 5 video here, below.

Downloadable materials related to this session include:

* a pdf (mentioned in the video) of Clarence Wagner’s Rendering of Jim Fleming’s Lecture on “The Seven Characteristics of the Disciples”

* a pdf of Session 5 Class-Student Handout

[P.S. Not sure whether the world is ready for the “Mr. Worm” video or not!]

 

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A Survey of the Life of Jesus, Session 4 (Popular Ministry [Around the Sea of Galilee])

We continue our “Survey of the Life of Jesus” on Wednesday nights [at 6 PM], here at A&M United Methodist Church…

In addition to the session video here (below), there are a couple of “downloadables” and a link which variously resonate with the evening’s discussion, including:

As always, as you have any questions or needs (in regards to this course material or otherwise), please do not hesitate to call me or drop me a line (at jim.reiter@am-umc.org).

And now, without further ado, you are invited to engage week’s video…

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