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Text Lent 2022 webinar 2560x974


with Adam Hamilton and Amy-Jill Levine
in conversation with Magrey deVega

Available Now On-Demand

During this season of reflection, Amplify Media presents two new studies to help you, your small group, and your congregations grow spiritually.  Join host Magrey deVega as he converses with two of our most popular authors about the lessons from Christ’s life and death.

In The Lord’s Prayer: The Meaning and Power of the Prayer Jesus Taught, pastor and bestselling author Adam Hamilton guides us to really know — and really pray — the Lord’s Prayer.

Most Christians know the Lord’s Prayer by heart. We pray it often, at different times and in different settings. We remember it as the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples. But do we really understand and appreciate the power of its words? Magrey and Adam will explore its rich meaning and how to use it as a pattern for our own prayer lives.

In Witness at the Cross: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Friday, professor and bestselling author Amy-Jill Levine helps us experience Holy Friday from the perspective of those who watched Jesus die: family and strangers, the powerful and the powerless, the hopeful and the despairing.

As she and Magrey discuss these distinct experiences, we learn how those messages travel the centuries to anyone who would come to the cross today.


The Meaning and Power of the Prayer Jesus Taught

Tuesday, February 8, 1:00p.m. CT

Adam Hamilton FAV


Senior Pastor
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
Leawood, Kansas

Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton’s congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and he preached at the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities in 2013.

Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of The Lord's Prayer: The Meaning and Power of the Prayer Jesus Taught, Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today, The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem, Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas as well as The Walk, Simon Peter, Creed, Half Truths, The Call, The Way, 24 Hours That Changed the World, John, Revival, Not a Silent Night, Enough, When Christians Get It Wrong, and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press.


A Beginner's Guide to Holy Friday

Thursday, February 10, 1:00p.m. CT

AJ Levine


Author and Professor
of New Testament and Jewish Studies

Amy-Jill Levine (“AJ”) is Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Emerita, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Emerita, and Professor of New Testament Studies Emerita at Vanderbilt University.

An internationally renowned scholar and teacher, she is the author of numerous books including Witness at the Cross: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Friday, The Difficult Words of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to His Most Perplexing TeachingsShort Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial RabbiEntering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy WeekLight of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, and Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven. She is also the coeditor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament. AJ is the first Jew to teach New Testament at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute. In 2021 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Hosted By

Magrey R. deVega

Senior Pastor, Hyde Park United Methodist Church

Tampa, Florida

Magrey R. deVega is the Senior Pastor at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida. He is the author of several books, including The Bible Year, Savior, Almost Christmas, Embracing the Uncertain: A Lenten Study for Unsteady Times, One Faithful Promise: The Wesleyan Covenant for Renewal, and Songs for the Waiting. Magrey is also the Leadership Editor for the Covenant Bible Study by Abingdon Press, overseeing the weekly small group classroom experience. He is a graduate of United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the father of two daughters, Grace and Madelyn.