Lenten Bible Study Begins March 18

Join us this Lent for -  No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion

 

Monday afternoons from 1-2:30 in the ACL

March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15

RSVP to Annette 630-393-2400 x122 by March 8.

Cost $15.00 for the optional study guide

Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a five-part video series on the passion of Christ.   Best-selling author Edward Sri guides you through the last hours of Christ's life in this biblical pilgrimage.  This study will take you step-by-step with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary. Every step of the way, biblical experts reveal how Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ's suffering and death.  With these insights, Catholics can come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love—drawing closer to Jesus than ever before.

Authored and presented by Edward Sri, No Greater Love also features: Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jeff Cavins, Jennifer Fulwiler, Curtis Martin, Teresa Tomeo, Fr. Josh Johnson, and Elizabeth Sri.  In this study, you will discover: 

  • The Biblical background to each scene in Christ's passion.
  • What was Jesus going through at each moment?
  • How did the Old Testament foretell of Christ’s death?
  • Why did Christ die for us? What did it accomplish?
  • What was the meaning behind of the tearing of the temple veil, the crowning with thorns, and other events during Christ’s Passion?

Edward Sri also unpacks commonly misunderstood sayings of Jesus, such as:

  • “Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass?”—Was Jesus thinking of backing out at the last minute?
  • “My God, my God why have you abandoned me?”—Was Jesus really abandoned by the Father on the cross?
  • “You have said so.”—What does that mean?
 

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