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The Jesus I Never Knew


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SUMMER 2016
THE JESUS I NEVER KNEW
May 29 - August 28

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Phillip Yancey’s award-winning book The Jesus I Never Knew. Yancey, a well respected journalist, peels away popular stereotypes to present a brilliant and fascinating portrait of Christ. From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers; a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith. In this series we’ll uncover a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying.

PART ONE | WHO HE WAS 

5/29  The Jesus I Thought I Knew (Matthew 11v2-6)
6/5    Birth: The Visited Planet (Matthew 1v18-25)
6/12    Background: Jewish Roots and Soil (Matthew 11v16-24)
6/19    Temptation: Showdown in the Desert (Matthew 3v13-4v11)
6/26     Profile: What Would I Have Noticed? (Matthew 11v28-30)

PART TWO | WHY HE CAME 

7/3    Beatitudes: Lucky Are the Unlucky (Matthew 5v1-12)
7/10     Message: A Sermon of Offense (Matthew 5-7)
7/17      Mission: A Revolution of Grace (Matthew 9v9-17)
7/24    Miracles: Snapshots of the Supernatural (Matthew 14v13-21)
7/31    Death: The Final Week (Matthew 27v45–54)
8/7    Resurrection: A Morning Beyond Belief (Matthew 28v1–20)

PART THREE | WHAT HE LEFT BEHIND 

8/14    Ascension: A Blank Blue Sky (Matthew 28v16–20)
8/21    Kingdom: Wheat Among the Weeds (Matthew 13v24–30, 36–43)
8/28     The Difference He Makes (Colossians 1v15–20)

The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
The Jesus I Never Knew Study Guide by Philip Yancey and Brenda Quinn

Earlier Event: May 22
Simple Feast
Later Event: June 5
Summer Small Groups