We are in day four of the Christ in the Gospels class and it continues to elevate my view of Christ and the gospel writers. The professor has had such an encounter with Christ through the gospels that he breaks down and cries as he delivers some of his insights. I went to bed last night talking about what we learned yesterday and could not wait to get back today. And we are sitting in class lectures from 8 AM to 5 PM, with short breaks and an hour for lunch.
Today we are studying the Olivet discourse as found in Matthew 23-24 and Luke 21. The original language clearly shows that those passages are not about the Second Coming of Jesus but rather the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.
We have seen so many interesting and important things in the gospels as we have studied the Greek and connected much of it to the Old Testament. I don't think I will ever approach the gospel accounts in the same way after taking this course. I have preached so many things from the gospels but not preached them as gospel or good news of Jesus.
I will keep you posted on what we learn today.