Pathways to Discipleship

This Summer (June 20 - August 1) will focus on seven "I Am" statements of Jesus that are recorded in the Gospel of John. As Jesus tells us what he "is", he is inviting us to know him better.  How does this enlarge our relationship with the God who sent him? 

After a June 20 kick off class, weekly *emails will allow you to take Formation on the Go.  Each will provide scripture, a video lesson from Robert Galloway, questions to guide your exploration of the text, and periodic reflections on the passage from our youth.  

The resources below will give you additional pathways to explore these words of Jesus.

*You'll receive emails if you received them in Lent.  Not signed up for devotional emails? Use this link to update your preferences.

Targeted to Youth Families All

MAY 30 - NO CLASS

JUNE 6 - CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TOWN HALL

JUNE 13 - NO CLASS

 

JUNE 20 - I am the Bread of Life (John 6:35-51)

Watch

Zoom Link - Introduction to the I Am Statements - Sunday Class - Rev. Robert Galloway

John 6:35-51 in video (2:15)

I Am the Bread of Life (14:06) Lesson - Rev. Dr. Mark Wallace - Swarthmore Pres.

Listen

I Am Series Introduction podcast (29:28) - Rev. Dr. Lindsey Trozzo Princeton Theological Seminary

Do

If your health allows, plan to skip a meal.  Observe what it is like to feel hungry. Use this meditation to help you consider the ways that you are fed spiritually. Think of the times that you fill yourself and neglect to leave room for the bread of life.

JUNE 27 - I am the Light of the World (John 8:1-12)

Listen

Do

On what might the light of Christ need to shine for you? Pray this prayer as you give thanks for the Light of the World.

 

JULY 4 - I am the Door (John 10:1-10)

Watch

I am the Gate of the Sheep (12:23) - Lesson - Rev. Dr. Joyce Chin - Swarthmore Pres.

Listen

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Do

Count the doors in your house. What do they keep in and what do they keep out?  How do they keep you safe?  What would life be like if there were no doors?

 

JULY 11 - I am the Good Shepherd (John 10:11-18)

Watch

I Am the Good Shepherd (15:38 lesson - Rev. Sarah Cooper Searight Swarthmore Pres.

Listen

Jesus in His Own Words: I am the Good Shepherd (24:10) - sermon Christ Presbyterian Church 

Do

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JULY 18 - I am the Resurrrection and the Life (John 11:17-27)

Watch

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Listen

I Am the Resurrection and the Life (14:41) podcast - Rev. Bill Searight -Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Llanerch

Do

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JULY 25 - I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:1-7)

Watch

John 13-21 - The Bible Project (8:32)

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life (23:05) - Lesson Swarthmore Pres.

Listen

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Do

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AUGUST 1 - I am the Vine (John 15:1-5)

Read

John 15:1-5

I am the vine - Christian Century

Watch

The Vine and Branches - illustrated (4:04)

Do

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