Publius Sempronius Tuditanus
"Were you there when they crucified my Lord?" asks the famous spiritual. Now you can take a step closer to that worst of days now known as Good Friday.
Publius Sempronius Tuditanus takes the stage and at once leads you into the world of the 1st century A.D. Roman Empire. Through the eyes of this fictional character, you will experience such things as Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, His beating, and HIs crucifixion as never before. You will also hear about the healing of the centurion's servant, told in Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10. You will see the prophecy of Isaiah 53, describing Jesus' humble appearance, come to life. And from details of the so-called Gospel of Peter, you will share in the experience of a centurion named Petronius and the soldiers who stood with him at the tomb.
As a soldier with the real Legio VI Ferrata, which was stationed in Judea under Pontius Pilate, Tuditanus blends fact and historical fiction to give you a front-row seat to history. Richard John Neuhaus wrote, "If what Christians say about Good Friday is true, then it is, quite simply, the truth about everything." Invite this Roman soldier to your group and you will experience first hand why this is true.
Time: 30-45 minutes, with Q & A following
Audience: Small or large group