Understand Jesus More Deeply
by Studying First-Century History and Culture
"Take heart, daughter." Matthew 9:22
Imagine walking the dusty roads of Galilee with Jesus of Nazareth—braving jostling crowds just to touch the edge of His cloak and hear Him say, "Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you." Those words, once meant to comfort a hurting woman’s soul thousands of years ago, were also meant for you.
Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus' world, stepping into the footsteps of the women who came face to face with the living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.
Kristi McLelland is a speaker, teacher, and professor at Williamson College. The founder and director of New Lens Biblical Studies, she is passionate about helping people understand the Bible in its original cultural context.
Since 2007, Kristi has enjoyed setting biblical tables in the United States, as well as leading teams on biblical study trips to Israel, Italy, Turkey, & Greece. Her rabbinic, engaging style positions students of all ages to encounter and be transformed by God’s goodness.
Among the past LBS studies are "Elijah" Priscilla Shirer ; "Truthfilled" by Ruth Chou Simons;
"The Best Yes" by Lisa Teurst; "In my Father's House" by Mary Kassian; "The Quest" by Beth Moore; "The Armor of God"; "Gideon" by Priscilla Shirer ; "Jonah - Navigating a Life Interrupted" ; "Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed: A Study of David" from the teaching sessions of the Deeper Still conference featuring Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Kay Arthur;
"Covenant: God’s Enduring Promises" by Kay Arthur; "Discerning the Voice of God" by Priscilla Shirer, "Stepping Up" , "James : Mercy Triump" ; "Daniel: Lives of Integrity Words of Prophecy" ;
"Breaking Free" by Beth Moore; "Hebrews" by Lisa Harper ; "Unlocking Revelation" by David Pawson; "Children of the Day" by Beth Moore and "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan.