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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John 7:1-52

Grace To spend at least a third of each work-day and week-end seeking to free my neighbours and neighbourhood from urban poverty.. Readings John 7:1-13 John 7:14-24 John 7:25-36 John 7:37-52 Devotion 1 Wait: Spend some time waiting on God, letting God reshape your heart and vision. Read: John 7:1-13 In this passage, the opposition between Galilee and Judea comes

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John 6:25-71

John 6:25-35 John 6:35-59 John 6:59-71    Grace To discern and share what I’ve been learning and needing from God with the broader Body of Christ. Devotion 1 Read: John 6:25 – 35 As we read, we find a people who are misunderstanding what Jesus is saying.  Firstly, they ask Jesus in verse 28 about what work they must do

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John 6

Grace  That we find and invite Jesus as disguised among ‘the least of these’ into our lives and open homes. Devotion 1 Opening Prayer LORD, come among us, Friend of the poor, Lover of the outcast, Food for the hungry, Health of the sick, Saviour of the world, Bringer of good news, Hope of us all, Come among us. Grant

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John 4

Grace: That we invite and support neighbourhood-based discipleship and worship. John 4:1-15 John 4:16-26 John 4:27-38 John 4:39-45 http://www.womeninthebible.net/Samaritan_1420_German.jpg Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to quiet your heart and use the following confession together: God of living water, we confess the dryness of our lives: the brittle words we have thought and spoken . . . the relationships that are crumbling

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John 2 & 3

Grace To spend at least a third of each work-day and week-end seeking to free my neighbours and neighbourhood from urban poverty… Readings John 2:1-12 John 2:13-25 John 3:1-21 John 3:22-4:3 Devotion 1 Wait: Spend some time waiting on God, bringing to God those places in your life that seem to have run dry of creativity and joy. Read: John

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