John’s Gospel is such an engaging account of Jesus’ life. Known as the “spiritual” Gospel, John had more time than the others to sit back, not only to remember the events of Jesus’ life as best as he could, but also to think in greater depth about what they, therefore could mean.
In our Sunday Worship we will be looking at various “themes” in John’s Gospel, based on a course from Tom Wright, the New Testament writer, to try and let this “meaning about who Jesus is, and what He was trying to do and to say” to live and breathe amongst us as a Church community and as we look to the future. There are seven themes in all:
Then, throughout the week, in our Daily Blog, will be unpacking the theme and looking at it a little more deeply.
The first week of our new blog will begin to introduce John’s Gospel and its themes by looking at 7 signs performed by Jesus.
As the material we will be using is “Online” material, there isn’t a book as such that accompanies the course, however Tom Wright has written a daily commentary on John’s Gospel which would be an alternative or companion resource during this time, “John for Everyone” (comes in two Parts – Part 1 and Part 2) and is available from Eden Christian Bookshop online, Amazon, or on eBook via Amazon Kindle.
Sunday 1 – Introduction
Week 1 – Signs
Theme 1: Justice
Sunday 2 – Introduction to Justice: Part A – God’s Understanding and Call to Justice.
Week 2: Justice: Part A – God’s Understanding and Call to Justice
Sunday 3: Introduction to Justice: Part B – Working out Justice in Today’s World
Week 3: Justice: Part B – Working out Justice in Today’s World
Theme 2: Relationships
Sunday 4: Introduction to Relationships: Part A – God’s Understanding of Relationships
Week 4: Relationships: Part A – God’s Understanding of Relationships
Sunday 5: Introduction to Relationships: Part B – Application of How God Sees Relationships in our World
Week 5: Application of How God Sees Relationships in our World
Theme 3: Spirituality
Sunday 6: Introduction to the Theme of Spirituality: Part A – Going to the Source of our Spirituality
Week 6: Going to the Source of our Spirituality
Sunday 7: Introduction to Spirituality: Part B – How Meeting with Jesus as the Source , then Inspires us to Share this Life:- Giving Spirituality and Water in the World
Week 7: Giving Spirituality and Water in the World
Theme 4: Beauty
Sunday 8: Introduction to the Theme of Beauty.
Week 8: Beauty: Part A – Discovering how Scripture Points us to God’s Beauty.
(Note: Sunday 9 was Remembrance Sunday 2020)
Week 9: Beauty: Part B – Beauty in Action.
Theme 5: Freedom
Sunday 10: Introduction to the Theme of Freedom
Week 10: Freedom: Part A
Sunday 11: Introduction to the Theme of Freedom: Part B – The Freedom of The Spirit
Week 11: Freedom: Part B- Freedom and Human Responsibility
Theme 6: Truth
Sunday 12: Introduction to the Theme of Truth: Part A – Here is Jesus Before Pilate.
Week 12: Truth: Part A – The Spirit of Truth in God’s New World
Sunday 13: Introduction to Truth: Part B – Witness to Love
Week 13: Truth: Part B – Witness to Truth
Theme 7: Power
Sunday 14 : Introduction to the Theme of Power – The Power of Love