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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Acts 25-26

Grace To love and obey Jesus as Lord and help our neighbours to do this together. Readings Acts 25:1-12 Acts 25:13-27 Acts 26:1-32 “Apostle Paul On Trial” by Nikolai Bodarevsky, 1875 Devotion 1 Some historical background for Chapter 25-26 Jim Reiher explains that King Agrippa, before whom Paul appears, is from the Herod family: “The Herod family was in power

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Acts 24:1-27

Grace To see the world around us with God’s eyes. Readings Acts 24:1-9 Acts 24:10-23 Acts 24:24-26 Acts 24:27 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 24. Devotion 1 Wait: Spend some time in silence, asking God to help you see through God’s eyes. Read: Acts 24:1-9 We pick up the narrative this week

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Acts 21:37-23:35

Grace To live out God’s priority for those facing poverty and seek the full life God has for each person and neighbourhood. Readings Acts 21:37-22:29 Acts 22:30-23:11 Acts 23:12-22 Acts 23:23-35 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapters 22 & 23. Devotion 1 Wait: Spend some time waiting on God, aware of God’s heart

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Acts 21:1-36

Grace To see God’s Kingdom come in the whole life of our neighbourhood, the way Jesus would, using Word, Deed and Sign. Readings Luke 24:1-12 (Easter reading) Luke 24:13-35 (Easter reading) Acts 21:1-16 Acts 21:17-36 Reading deeper… Jim Reiher, The Book of Acts: A Social Justice Commentary, Chapter 21. Devotion 1 Wait: Spend some time waiting on God, allowing God

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