THE JESUS QUESTIONS
Some people think that the main task of Christianity is to give people answers to life’s questions. But that’s not entirely the way of Jesus. In fact, Jesus often seems to do the exact opposite: asking difficult questions about life’s purpose, end, and meaning.
The gospels have important teaching moments; for example, Matthew presents Jesus as a teacher and records five large sections of his best instruction, the most well known being the sermon on the mount. However, most people overlook the curious fact that Jesus asked questions in the gospels, lots of them.
"The Jesus Questions" is a 3 week small group study. 20 key questions of Jesus are put into a hat. Students draw one question out, reflect on it during the week, and then come back together to share with others what they learned. Every week all the questions go back in the hat, and students draw out a new question every week for a total of 2 questions over the course of 3 weeks. No "correct" answers are expected -- only an honest "wrestling" with the question and a willingness to consider it's implications for one's life.
WHEN: Coming in the winter of 2014 / Check back soon for more details
WHERE: EME #2111
Artwork: "Jesus calls Matthew"
by Sam Gutierrez