The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Knowing Jesus

We must embrace his Jewishness

Why are Christians shy to point out the Jewishness of Jesus? After all, Jesus celebrated Passover when a new covenant was instituted, which some see as the completion of the only covenant between God and God's chosen people.

I remember the story of a child who came home from Sunday school and asked his mother, "Was Jesus a Jew?"

"Yes," she said.

He replied, "I always knew that God was a Lutheran, but I never knew that Jesus was a Jew!"

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