October 9, 2020 – November 20, 2020
The Gospel of John
If you want to know who Jesus is, study the gospel of John. This fourth gospel is distinct from the first three gospels. For example, unlike Matthew, Mark, and Luke, the writer of John does not record any of Jesus' parables. Instead, he carefully curates and records signs and teachings that point to Jesus Christ’s identity as the Messiah, both fully God and fully human. Most of the stories are unique to the gospel of John, although astute readers will recognize a few that are also present in the other gospels. John begins right away by proclaiming the truth because he urgently desires his audience to both know and believe in Jesus. In this Groundwork series, we explore the themes and nuances of John’s gospel so that together we can grow in our understanding of Jesus Christ, his purpose, and what this means for us as his disciples today.
Episodes in this Series
October 9 , 2020
Jesus Christ is...
Study John 1, the prologue to the gospel of John, to better understand Jesus Christ's identity, his character, his purpose, and what this teaches us about being Jesus' disciples.
October 16 , 2020
Signs of Christ's Glory
Studying Jesus' miracle at the wedding at Cana, his prophetic words and actions as he cleanses the temple, and his interaction with the Samaritan woman at the well help us better understand what glory is and where we can expect to encounter the glory of Jesus in our own lives.
October 23 , 2020
Signs of Christ's Power
Witness Jesus’ power to provide, his power to heal, and his power over death, then believe in Jesus Christ, the one who brings life.
October 30 , 2020
Christ Glorified: Love and Humble Sacrifice
As we study the stories about Jesus washing his disciples’ feet and declaring that he is the only way to the Father, we discover the deep love of a God willing to do whatever it takes to save us.
November 6 , 2020
Christ Glorified: the Holy Spirit and Growing in Christlikeness
Discover what it really means to abide in Jesus and how we too can grow in Christlikeness as disciples of Jesus Christ today.
November 13 , 2020
The Final Events of Jesus' Earthly Life
Study the final events of Jesus’ earthly life and believe more fully in him.
November 20 , 2020
Jesus Christ Restores
Witness an interaction between Jesus and Peter that gives us the hope and courage to love Jesus despite our failings and to trust that Jesus is more than willing to restore us to full relationship with him.