Wild Jesus

April 03, 2024 1 0
Wild Jesus

 Artwork by Maria Poyato

Let’s meet the real Jesus. The wild Jesus.


This month we will be talking to, walking with, eating, meeting, and being blessed by Jesus our Wild Messiah! Jesus defied expectations in the first century — refusing to be boxed in. His family, his friends, the establishment, the ruling regime, his loyal followers — all attempted to set limits on Jesus. And, this uncanny storyteller, teacher, and lover of food sidestepped all their attempts. In the 21st century people still try to box Jesus in and — just like in the first century — it’s sometimes his most devoted followers that are doing it.

Sometimes we try to put Jesus in a box and only take him out every Sunday to wrap him up again afterwards…

But you can’t box Jesus. You can’t box God. The love at the heart of universe doesn’t come with packaging. There is no gift-wrap option. So this Easter, having leapt after God, leaping with one another and 4 Bible leapers, we want to land our leap next to Jesus. The real Jesus. The wild Jesus. The Jesus who helps people see potential in themselves and their world that they thought was written off.

Like many wild things in the world — the wild sea, and the wild wind, the wild roots and wild flowers — Jesus brings transformation and new life.

Let’s meet the real Jesus. The Jesus that re-wilds our hearts!



Our theme is divided into five weeks. Each one focuses on a different way we interact with Jesus. In the first we will be talking to Jesus as we relive the wonder of resurrection — our uncontainable, unlimited saviour’s return. In the second week we will take a walk with Jesus joining Cleopas and his friend as they head to Emmaus, and unexpected revelation. In the third week we are eating with Jesus on the beach, reflecting on what it means to catch on to his mission while we munch! The fourth week has us contemplating all the different ways Jesus meets with us and in the final week we turn our eyes to wild heaven as Jesus blesses us.


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Each week of the five week theme runs Sunday-Saturday and has its own subtheme, which contains daily Bible readings and prompts for thought (see the Resource Pack PDF for more information). Check out our Bible Study Questions PDF to see the material adapted for small Connect groups or personal Bible study.