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:
- Was 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.