We’re starting a new study in MVUMC YAA January 8, and I am so excited to bring it to you!

As you know, we’re going to be “Seeing Red” (focusing on the red-letter passages of the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) to learn what Christ taught through what He said.  I discovered Renegade Gospel by Mike Slaughter when I was looking for a bible study that would help us along that path and take us into Lent.  I could sit here and gush over it, but I thought I’d let the church where it was first introduced introduce it to you:

Jesus didn’t come to start a religion. The rebel Jesus came with a renegade gospel to start a revolution.  All of us can be part of it.

Who was this rebel Jesus?

“Have you ever wondered why the pictures of Jesus hanging in children’s Sunday school classrooms portray a blond-haired, blue-eyed dude in a gown, carrying a sheep? Me too!  But you know what? That’s not the real Jesus. Sure, it’s sweet to think of Jesus as an uber-friendly, never-gets-mad character, but it’s just not the truth. Jesus was a rebel. He:

  • renegadegospelrWas revolutionary
  • Turned the world upside down
  • Threatened the powers of the day
  • Was a member of a marginalized and persecuted minority
  • Was a refugee
  • Was seen as a heretic by the “religiously correct”
  • Was seen as a subversive by “the government”
  • Was radical
  • Was a protester

Ready to learn more?

Join us Sunday mornings at 10:45 as we work through Renegade Gospel and study the red-letter passages of the gospels.  All are welcome. Come as you are. Mountain View UMC, 3200 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920.




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