Many of us have different ideas as to who Jesus is. Some think he is just some historical figure, but not the Son of God, some think he’s just a made up story to make us feel bad about the way we live, or at best, a “nice guy” who helped people and said nice things. As Christians, we believe that Jesus is the full revelation of God, the “image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15). There are the parts of His life and things that he said that make us uncomfortable. When we start to ignore or censor these parts of who Jesus was, we create a “fake Jesus.” If Jesus is God’s full revelation, it is vitally important that we do the best we can to fully understand who Jesus is and separate the “fact” from the “fiction.” (Censored) is going to do just that.
The first night in this series is Beggar. The goal of Beggar is to help us understand that Jesus identifies with the poor, marginalized, and outcast because He was one of them. We are also challenged to recognize Jesus in those on the periphery of their own lives.
Where is Jesus hiding among our community?