Jesus was often anything but warm and fuzzy. He said things that were downright inappropriate. He said things that were— to those whom he met—really, really offensive. He often made parties very awkward for everyone there. Sometimes, in fact, he said stuff that was horrific and grotesque and shouldn’t be mentioned in polite company. Simply put, Jesus was uncomfortably provocative.
This summer we’re going to look at the stuff Jesus said. We’re going to hear from the real Jesus, not the warm and fuzzy, imaginary Jesus. For the next 15 weeks, we’ll be considering his claims in order that we might really get to know this teacher who changed the world—really get to know him thru his own words.