We begin a series this week on the life and identify of Jesus. Who is Jesus? No person has ever changed the landscape of the world more than Jesus. To fully understand his teachings, it is important to begin with the understanding that Jesus lived in a certain time and place. Jesus was a poor Jew living as a minority amidst the Roman empire. Jesus became a Rabbi and invited disciples to follow him. Discipleship was an invitation to become like the Rabbi. To do, say, live, and walk as the Rabbi did, said, lived, and walked. The identity of his disciples reveal that Jesus believed not just the best, the brightest, and the most talented could follow him but EVERYBODY… including the average, mundane, outcasts, and marginalized.