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)

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS

This Summer many of the Gateway Groups will be meeting to discuss the book and corresponding sermons. If you are interesting in hosting or leading one of these discussions contact paul@thegatewaychurch.com. Look for the Summer Groups Directory coming soon!

RESOURCES

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


CALLING ALL ARTISTS

The church has always been at its best when its artists are empowered and released to help give shape to the worship expression of the people. We are calling all artists to do just that throughout the Summer during this series. If you would like to contribute please prayerfully select one week and create a piece representing that aspect of Jesus' life. 

At the end of the series we are hoping to display all of the art in a gallery and possibly auction off some of the pieces for missions (depending on the wishes of each artist)

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