You are invited to sit at the table with Jesus in this insightful course.
"Do this in memory of me." Of all the teachings that Jesus imparted to his disciples, why did he ask that they remember him by sharing a meal? And what does it mean to follow his request today?
In these 12 engaging lectures, you will discover the historical context and development of the Last Supper and the Eucharist. As you explore early Christianity and the New Testament, you will come to understand communal meals as Jesus saw them: a way of sharing the Gospel.
Looking at the context in which Jesus lived, you will consider the religious significance of food in Judaism and the Greek concept of banquets. As you do so, you will come to understand Jesus' actions and what meals meant to the earliest Christians. Next, you will turn to the New Testament, exploring the Last Supper and the theme of table fellowship in Luke-Acts and the letters of Paul. Finally, you will consider the spiritual significance of sharing meals and celebrating the Eucharist.
At the end of these brilliant lectures, you will emerge with a deep understanding of God's creation and lavish love.
Take this fascinating journey today.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
"Fr. Bill Burton's knowledge of Greek, Roman, and Jewish cultures, the very cultures in which Jesus lived and the New Testament was written, provides fresh and novel insights into our understanding of the sacred texts. For years, Bible Study participants have delighted in his accessible, eye-opening, and lively presentations." (Albert Haase, O.F.M., best-selling author and DVD presenter of SAYING YES: Discovering and Responding to God's Will in Your Life)
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- Michael Bloom
This exceptionally well taught course transported me back in time. Fr. Burton has a knack for setting the full stage of the Last Supper by revealing how the first Christian's lived, thought, and ate together. I found new meaning into Jesus ministry and last days through this series, which I highly recommend to anyone interested in a deeper understanding of Christianity.