Jesus' words are rooted within the ancient world of the first eye-witnesses and hearers of the Gospel. Once a modern reader recognizes this foreignness and grasps the historical, cultural and geographical backdrop, then the words of Jesus are understood more clearly and our reading of Scripture is enriched.
During this Thursday Evening Bible Class, a different gospel text was studied each week within its ancient context through interaction with maps, archaeological finds and extra-biblical literature as we seek to understand Jesus' words in the world of the first century and responsibly move to live them out today.
In fall 2017, Jennifer Greer, adjunct professor of Bible at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, facilitated eight teachings titled "The Words and World of Jesus."
- Week 1: Matthew 2
- Week 2: Luke 4
- Week 3: Luke 5
- Week 4: Matthew 23
- Week 5: Luke 10
- Week 6: Matthew 16
- Week 7: Luke 17
- Week 8: Mark 14
Jennifer Greer, adjunct professor of Bible at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, co-teaches sections of our Biblical Hermeneutics course and is the co-leader, along with her husband Jonathan, for GRTS' annual Israel trip. She earned an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Jennifer is particularly passionate about the Gospels and the life of Jesus. She has a unique gift for connecting the biblical text and its historical context in a way that is engaging, refreshing and convicting.