Wednesday Lent

Wednesday Night Bible Study & Dinner

March 13th through April 3rd 

Entering the Passion of Jesus
6:15 p.m.

Immediately before the group study there will be a free dinner prepared around 5:45 p.m. by Grace and the ladies who volunteer, donations will be accepted but not required. Every meal will consist of a main course, a bread, dessert as well as drinks such as Tea, Coffee and Kool-Aid.

To help you better understand the role Jesus plays in Lent & Easter Holidays, Axe UMC under the direction of Pastor Levy will be having a Wednesday Night Devotional Study on the Book – Entering the Passion of Jesus – A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week By Amy-Jill Levine.

Dive deep into the history of the last days before the crucifixion. Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward. Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges.

In Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.

Entering the Passion of Jesus provides a rich and challenging learning experience for small groups and individual readers alike. The book is part of a larger six-week study that is perfect for Lent and includes a DVD, and a comprehensive Leader Guide.

The book’s six chapters include: 

  1.  Jerusalem: Risking Reputation 
  2.  The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger 
  3.  Teachings: Risking Challenge 
  4.  The First Dinner: Risking Rejection 
  5.  The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends 
  6.  Gethsemane: Risking Temptation