Week 6 Discussion: The Role and Identity of the Messiah

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 9
  • Lesson

Minimum of 1 scholarly source

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to one of the following options:

  • What was the Jewish conception of the Messiah and how does the Christian understanding of the Messiah differ? What were the Jewish people expecting from their Messiah? How did Jesus’ teachings challenge these views?

2.What are some of the issues facing Christianity in 21st century America? How is American Christianity responding to these challenges (adapting/resisting)?