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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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