The Bad Habits of Jesus
Stephanie Hoy, leader
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM - Lounge
Did Jesus have bad habits?
In our culture, we have a tendency to describe Jesus in ways that soften his revolutionary edge. Len Sweet uncovers and presents to us the offensive and scandalous Jesus described in the Bible.Did he disappear when people needed him most? Yes. Did he refuse to answer questions directly? Yes. Did Jesus offend the people of his day? Absolutely, yes. Popular author and speaker Len Sweet examines the words and actions of Jesus and places them in context. We need to understand who Jesus really is if we are to follow him wholeheartedly. That is why it is so crucial to see the “rebellious rabbi” for who he is and not for who we may imagine him to be.
The Bad Habits of Jesus will help you see the untamed Jesus, who isn’t sanitized for our culture. That Jesus just might transform how you live out your life.
On Our Way
Matt Sherrill, Reverend Justin Iverson, leaders
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
On Our Way looks at common subjects in fresh, meaningful ways. It presents “study,” for example, as “not synonymous with reading books or with academic reflection, though it may well include these.” Instead, this essay explains study as “a particular kind of attending to Christ and the world, a particular stance of curiosity, vigilance, and openness to learning—an openness that extends even to unlearning what we have previously learned to take for granted.” Other chapters explore such subjects as discerning God’s call, friendship and intimacy, care for creation, knowing and loving our neighbors of other faiths, and doing justice.
As young adults move away from the confines of home, school, and church youth group, this book will serve as an excellent resource. While it speaks from a Christian perspective, its broad approach makes it appealing both to Christians and to those who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious.”
Anxious for Nothing
Rev. Justin Iverson, Leader
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Garden Room
Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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