Gospel Portraits of Jesus

“Regardless of what anyone may personally think or believe about him, Jesus of Nazareth has been the dominant figure in the history of Western culture for almost twenty centuries. If it were possible, with some sort of supermagnet, to pull out of that history every scrap of metal bearing at least a trace of his name, how much would be left? It is from his birth that most of the human race dates its calendars, it is by his name that millions curse, and in his name that millions pray.” — Jaroslav Pelikan, Jesus Through The Centuries


In a Sunday worship service, we read only snippets from one gospel or another. What we miss is the total sweep of that gospel writer’s intention. We also miss the unique “portrait” of Jesus that each gospel presents. What do they show about him and what picture do they intend?  


This four week study led by the Rev. Jack Hodges will explore the dynamic of these “portraits” in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are dynamic, fascinating and each unique. Our goal is for your reading of the good news to become more vibrant, alive and robust. 


Session I, April 24: Gospel Beginnings

Session II, May 1: Mark’s Gospel – The Way of Testing 

Session III, May 8: Matthew and Luke – Siblings for sure … and yet…

Session IV, May 15: John – The Maverick Gospel     


To join us virtually use this Zoom Link.

Email Sharon Holley at [email protected], if you would like a PDF of the booklets. Event image from the Brown Memorial Tiffany Window collection in the sanctuary.