Please join Pastor Kristian for weekly Text Study. These afternoons are informative, thought-provoking gatherings with excellent discussion!
Our study of the Gospel of John runs in eight sessions, from May 17 to July 12. Although the study is in eight sessions, you can still just come for a single session at any time, as your schedule permits.
Session 1, What Is Jesus' Relationship with God? (John 1:1-18), explores Jesus' incarnation and relationship with God even before creation.
Session 2, How Is It Possible for Us to Be in Relationship with God? (John 3:1-21), looks at Jesus' role in our lives and in our relationship with God. Through Jesus, God's gift of love to the world we recieve new life and live in God's presence forever.
Session 3, What Does It Mean that Jesus Is the "Bread of Life"? (John 6:25-59), offers a deeper look at one of Jesus' "I am" sayings. When we share the "bread of life in the Eucharist, we share in Jesus' life, death and resurrection.
Session 4, Who Can See Jesus? (John 9:1-41), shows that it takes faith to see Jesus.
Session 5, What Does It Mean that Jesus Is the "Resurrection and the Life"? (John 11:1-44), focused on Jesus' power over life and death, now and for all time.
Session 6, What Does It Mean to Be a Disciple of Jesus? (John 13:1-35), explores Jesus' command to love one another. Through love and service to our neighbor, we are recognized as Jesus' disciples.
Session 7, How Does Jesus Want His Disciples to Relate to the World? (John 17:1-26), shows that Jesus unites us with God and with one another, and sends us out to continue his ministry in the world.
Session 8, How Does Jesus' Relationship with His Disciples Continue? (John 20:11:31), explores the gift of the Holy Spirit, who accompanies us as we go forth in Jesus' name.
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