“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink!”

This Lent and Easter, we are providing the opportunity to work through and celebrate the whole John’s gospel in the reflections, services and Thursday evening discussion sessions. The chapters
covered by week in the Thursday sessions are set out below. The evening sessions start at 7.30pm and will finish by 8.30pm. Each week two passages will be selected from the chapters allocated to
the week for informal discussion. It is not essential to read the chapters in advance of the discussion sessions, however, the structure of readings provide the opportunity to read through
the whole of the gospel. To enhance the experience of working through the gospel, you may wish to use a commentary on John’s gospel, although again it’s certainly not required to participate in
the discussions.

Suggested commentaries are:
John, the People’s Bible Commentary, by Richard Burridge published 1998 & 2008;
John for Everyone, by Tom Wright, 2 volumes published 2002.

Sermons and one of the reflections during Lent will feature the Signs or Miracles of John’s gospel, excluding the miracle at Cana which featured in the service recorded on 28th January.

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Thursday 18th February
Introduction – authorship, objectives of gospel, distinctive aspects of gospel
Chapters 1-3
The Prologue
The calling of the first disciples
The start of the ministry of Jesus

Thursday 25th February
Chapters 4-6
Jesus in Samaria
Healings
The bread of life

Thursday 4th March
Chapters 7-10
Conflict in Jerusalem
Healing of the blind man
The Good Shepherd

Thursday 11th March
Chapters 11 & 12
The raising of Lazarus
The anointing
Entry to Jerusalem

Thursday 18th March
Chapter 13-15
The Last Supper & Final Discourse

Thursday 25th March
Chapters 16 & 17
The Farewell Discourse and High Priestly Prayer

Thursday 1st April
Chapters 18 & 19
Arrest & trial
Crucifixion

Chapters 20 & 21, the post resurrection appearances, will feature in the Easter Vigil and the two
services following Easter