A Story of the Early Church
The Temple priest is thrown to the floor as the Jerusalem Temple sways and shakes. The skies blacken with storm clouds and rain extinguishes the fire of the Great Altar. The frightened priest watches in horror as the great curtain separating the Holy of Holies is torn from top to bottom. On the Damascus road at a hill called Golgotha three men hang from Roman crosses of crucifixion. Why does God shake the very foundation of His Temple? Fifty days later the Holy Spirit descends in power on the young priest named Ezra and a young woman, Mariam, who has taken the Navarite oath. Ezra and Mariam are baptized into a new faith. How does a temple priest live for Jesus? How does he reconcile the Law and temple sacrifice with his new faith? Has Jesus established a new priesthood? A story of faith, revelation and love that takes root in the early church during a time of upheaval, injustice, and persecution.