Exploring the Meaning of Christ
Bible Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 | Preacher: Nathan Willard | Series: Narrative Lectionary Year 2 (2019-20), Plague Year | Sometimes in Christianity, the only meaning of Jesus that is said to be important is his death. But Jesus lived and embodied life, and rose again, and meaning may be found in his life and death and resurrection. Likewise, we often point at the people of Jerusalem, who were Jews, when focusing on his death. In Acts, we see that the crime of Jesus was one against Rome, and not against the Temple, reminding us that only Rome had the power of crucifixion.