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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John 1:29-51

Grace That we would we met God afresh in our daily communion times and life together and follow through on any challenges that emerge. Devotion 1 Light a candle  Listen: “The Lord is My Shepherd” by Keith Green, asking the Holy Spirit to speak to you. Sit in silence for 5 mins Read: Acts 2:1-21 Pray: Use your time of

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John 1

A brief introduction to John’s Gospel As with all the gospels, John’s Gospel is to be read not as a history book on the life of Jesus, which is our modern tendency, but as a narrative with a profound theological agenda. This agenda is stated quite clearly towards the end of the book: “that you may believe that Jesus is

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Acts 28

Grace To personally relate with those facing poverty, coming alongside and joining them in seeking their long term well-being. Readings Acts 28:1-5 Acts 28:1-10 Acts 28: 11-16 Acts 28: 17-31 Reading Deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, pages 249-256. Devotion 1 Wait: Play the song “Break Every Chain” and allow space for God to speak. Read: Acts

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Acts 27:1-44

Grace To love and obey Jesus as Lord and help our neighbours to do this together. Readings Acts 27:1-12 Acts 27:13-26 Acts 27:27-44 Reading Deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, pages 245-248. Devotion 1 Wait: Listen to this version of the old hymn Trust & Obey taking time to still ourselves and hear God Read: Acts

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