The Gospel of John includes several collections of the sayings of Jesus that are not found in the other three gospels. Some of these sayings are said to be from his public teaching but the audience for most of them consists exclusively of his inner circle of disciples.
As we revisit these familiar passages, we will be asking what they tell us about ourselves and what they reveal about Jesus of Nazareth. We will also consider the ways in which these sayings differ from those found in the other gospel narratives.
We invite you to join us on Wednesday mornings as we meet in the parish hall from 10:30am to 12n. We will all be wearing protective masks and observing appropriate distancing.
Session One October 14 John 12:20-36
“Those who love their life lose it and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”
Session Two October 21 John 13:1-20
“If I, your Lord and teacher, have washed your feet you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”
Session Three October 28 John 14:1-31
“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the father except through me.”
Session Four November 4 John 15:1-27
“Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, neither can you unless you abide in me.”
Session Six November 11 John 17:1-26
“And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”