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.