John 18:38-19:42

Grace To learn how to pray. Readings John 18:38b – 19:16a John 19:16b – 30 John 19:31 – 37 John 19:38 – 42 Devotion 1 Wait: Spend some time waiting on God, begin with confession and reflect on your love for Jesus. Read: John 18: 38b – 19: 16a Three times Pilate declares Jesus ‘not guilty’, then sentences him to

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John 18:15-38a

Grace To release our identities to be defined by the hands of the living God. Readings John 18:15-18 John 18:19-24 John 18:25-27 John 18:28-38a Devotion 1 Wait: Spend some time waiting on God, aware of your own frailty and God’s grace. Read: John 18:15-18 Ask: What strikes you in today’s reading? In what ways do you relate to Peter’s denial

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Words Create Worlds

by Gordon Griffiths The murder of local shop owner Navtej Singh in 2008 was a catalyst that started a dialogue for change in Randwick Park, Manurewa. Randwick Park had reputation as a deprived neighbourhood with significant social issues. Often represented in the media as a crime ridden and dark place. The community had also internalised some of this discourse. What

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John 14:1 – 15:25

Grace To grow closer to and more like Jesus using spiritual disciplines and increase simplicity in lifestyle. Readings John 14:1-14 John 14:15-31 John 15:1-17 John 15:18-25 Devotion 1 Wait: Spend some time waiting on God, letting God reshape your heart and vision. Read: John 14:1-14 The discipleship community is shattered by the news of imminent betrayal from within (13:21). In

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John 13

Grace To be reproducible models of nurturing, training and raising up of others. Readings John 13:1-20 John 13:21-30 John 13:31-38 Examen Devotion 1 Wait: Take a few moments to be still and thank God for his mercy and goodness. Read: John 13:1-20 Reflection: Jesus knew the time was approaching when he would be betrayed and begin his journey to the

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John 12

Grace To see God’s Kingdom come in the whole life of our neighbourhood, the way Jesus would, using Word, Deed and Sign. Readings John 12:1-11 John 12:12-19 John 12:20-36 John 12:37-50 Devotion 1 Wait: Spend some time waiting on God, letting God reshape your heart and vision. Read: John 12:1-11 As we approach this passage, the tension is building dramatically.

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John 11

John 11:1-6 John 11:17-37 John 11:38-44 John 11:45-57    Grace To love and obey Jesus as Lord and help our neighbours to do this together Devotion 1 Read: John 11:1-6  In this passage, we meet a family from Bethany called Mary, Martha and Lazarus who are mentioned to be dearly loved by Jesus.  Mary is the woman who is recorded

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John 10

Grace  To personally relate with those facing poverty, coming alongside and joining them in seeking their long-term well-being. Devotion 1: I am the Gate Take some time to centre on Jesus. Read John 10:1-10 together with Ezekiel 34: 1-10. What charge does the Lord bring against the false shepherds in Ezekiel? What parallels might there be with certain groups of

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John 8:48 – 9:41

Grace To join, follow and participate with the risen Christ in our neighbourhood. Devotion 1 Read: John 8:48-59 Jesus faces some very serious opposition and accusations in this passage. Reflection: Reflect on times where you faced serious opposition or accusations in your community. Is opposition avoidable in our communities? What positive value does it have? How did you respond to your opposition?

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John 8:1-47

Grace To live out God’s priority for those facing poverty and seek the full life God has for each person and neighbourhood. Readings John 8:1-11 John 8:12-20 John 8:21-30 John 8:31-47 Devotion 1 Wait: Play the following video from “The Passion” showing Jesus drawing a line in the sand and soak in what it was that Jesus did that day in

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