The Meaning of Jesus


jesus-mosaic-detailThe Meaning of Jesus

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We will be reading the book The Meaning of Jesus by Marcus Borg, a liberal (mostly) theologian and N. T. Wright, with a conservative (mostly) view.  Small groups will be forming after the first of the year to discuss the book. Second, Rev. Charles will be preaching a series of sermons on The Meaning of Jesus, which will tie into the small group discussions.  Finally, we are adding something new this year.  We will be screening movies depicting the life of Jesus which will be shown on Wednesdays after dinner at 7pm.

Series Outline

Wednesday February 13th

Ash Wednesday Service 7pm

Beginning of our Lenten Journey

Week of February 17th

Theme: Knowing Jesus

Small Groups Week 1

Complete Reading from the Meaning of Jesus:


Part 1How Do We Know About Jesus?

Part 2 What Did Jesus Do and Teach?


Wednesday February 20th  7pm

Jesus Movie Night: Godspell


Week of February 24th

Theme: The Death of Jesus

Small Groups Week 2

Complete Reading Part 3 The Death of Jesus


Wednesday February 27th  7pm

Jesus Movie Night: The Son of Man


Week of March 3

Theme: Transforming Easter

Small Groups Week 3

Complete Reading Part 4 God Raised Jesus from the Dead


Wednesday March 6th  7pm

Jesus Movie Night: The Last Temptation of Christ


Sunday March 11

Week of March 10

Theme: Was Jesus God?

Small Groups Week 4

Complete Reading Part 5 Was Jesus God?


Week of March 17

Theme: The Birth of Jesus

Small Groups Week 5

Complete Reading Part 6 The Birth of Jesus


Wednesday March 20th  7pm

Jesus Movie Night: The Passion of the Christ


Sunday March 24

Palm Sunday


Week of March 24

Theme: Jesus will come again in Glory

Small Groups Week 6

Complete Reading Part 7 & 8



Holy Week

MCC Holy Week Around the World Wednesday March 27

Maundy Thursday Service- March 28

Good Friday Service- March 29

Sunday March 31- Easter Sunday