Runtime of this lesson: 28:48 minutesPart of Volume 142016


The Colosseum in Rome is famous for many reasons, not least of which because it was built by the spoils of war from the destruction of Jerusalem, the military defeat of the Jews. In the Roman world, it was assumed that if Caesar was able to defeat the Jewish people, then the gods of Rome must be greater than the God of the Jews. With this worldview in mind, what would happen when early believers in Jesus arrived in Rome and tried to explain to a very different culture that their Messiah had been arrested, sentenced, and executed by an agent of Rome? Follow the rabbi through the ruins of Rome as you unpack the crucifixion of Jesus through the eyes of a first century Roman audience. 

1 Crucifixion: The Coronation of a King
2 Capernaum: Jesus Binds the Evil One
3 Decapolis: The Other Side - Jesus and the Man from the Tombs
4 Ascension: The King Takes His Throne
5 Pentecost: God Changed His Address