I follow… therefore I lead

Several weeks ago, God burdened my heart to start a small group. This was a few weeks before the announcement of the upcoming Community Group Fair (Sept 14th and 21st) at Crosspoint. I prayed, I sought counsel from my friends and Ryan who oversees small groups. There were two ideas: one was a weekly discussion on Sunday after a service of Pastor Pete’s message. I love that idea of going deeper on the message that God has appointed for this church to hear at this time.

The other was a book study on Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshear’s Vintage Jesus. It is what God ultimately led me to… so here is the description:

“Roughly two thousand years ago, Jesus was born in a dumpy, rural hick town, not unlike those today where guys change their own oil, think pro wrestling is real, and find women who chew tobacco sexy. Jesus’ mom was a poor, unwed teenage girl who was often mocked for claiming she conceived via the Holy Spirit. Most people thought she concocted the crazy story to cover the fact she was knocking boots with some guy. Jesus was adopted by a simple carpenter named Joseph and spent the first thirty years of His life in obscurity, swinging a hammer with His dad.” — Vintage Jesus, by Mark Driscoll

In Vintage Jesus, Mark Driscoll, one of America’s most influential young pastors, teams up with a seasoned theologian, Gerry Breshears, to lead you on a hilarious theological journey chasing Jesus through Scripture and pop culture. These two men will answer questions about who Jesus is, what His death accomplished, what He is doing today, and what will happen upon His return. Whether you are not sure about Christianity or you have been a believer for years, Vintage Jesus will teach you something new about the man at the center of our faith—Jesus.

Learn more about the book at relit.org/vintagejesus

The book ($14) and optional study guide ($10) are available on Amazon.com.

We will meet Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. and finish between 11:30 and noon. We will watch highlighted portions from the Mars Hill sermon series that is the basis for the book. This is a 12-week study.

If there is interest among group members, we can rotate who hosts (I will facilitate, regardless of location) so that any who want to share hospitality may do so (and spread the travel burden among the group).


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