“If I could only have been there…” Did you ever wish you could have been among those who actually encountered Jesus in person; mingled with those throngs beside the lake; feasted among the five thousand in a Galilean meadow; crowded along the village street as the carpenter from Nazareth passed by?
The Gospels remind us that as Jesus walked the road toward Jerusalem, crowds gathered along the way. Those crowds consisted of individuals, each one of them seeking, in his or her own way, to form a relationship with Jesus. Some of them—most unnamed—have been immortalized by the gospel writers; yet, unique as each one was, they shared with the rest of those clamoring crowds the same basic human impulses and inhibitions, dreams and terrors that we know today.
Each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., beginning March 6th (Ash Wednesday), we will meet one of these individuals and hear about what they might have felt and thought in their transformational encounter with Jesus in our 2019 Midweek Lenten Series, Faces by the Wayside.
March 6 (Ash Wednesday)
Face: The Wealthy Young Man Text: Matthew 19:16-30
Face: The Paralytic Text: Mark 2:1-12
Face: The Woman with a Hemorrhage Text: Luke 8:43-48
Face: The Boy who Shared Text: John 6:1-14
Face: The Faithful Father Text: Mark 9:14-27
Face: Lazarus Text: John 11:1-53