Asking Jesus – Week Three of Lent
Synopsis: For week three of Lent, we move into the story about Zacchaeus and how he climbed a tree to see Jesus. Jesus looked up, saw Zacchaeus, and ate with him. A man was known for taking more than what he needed to as a tax collector. What was Jesus to do with him? We see Zacchaeus looking for hope, or a change in pace if you will. Tune into these short discussions based on a Lent reading guide called “Asking Jesus” by Rev. Dr. Gerrit Dawson.
Meet the Guest: The Rev. Dr. Gerrit Dawson became the senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in 2004. He is married to Rhonda, and they have four children. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Dawson was the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Lenoir, North Carolina for 13 years before coming to Baton Rouge. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2002 from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. Dawson carries on an active writing ministry, focusing on Christian spiritual growth and the person and work of Christ.
His most recent book is “Raising Adam: Why Jesus Descended into Hell.”
Dawson’s vision for the church centers on Jeremiah 29: 7: “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you.”
How to find the material: You can find postings of the daily readings here! If you want a physical copy of the printed book, please contact the church office at 225.387.0617. You may also subscribe to daily Lent emails by texting ASKINGJESUS to 22828.
Works Cited: Cover Art: Brandon Queen and First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge | Bible Translations – English Standard Version (unless stated/noted in the interview) | Quotes: authentic from the host and guest (unless stated/noted during the podcast). Music: ©
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