Pathways to Discipleship
This Summer (June 20 - August 1) focuses on seven "I Am" statements of Jesus 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?
A June 20 kick off class linked below and weekly *emails will allow you to take Formation on the Go. Each will provide scripture, a video lesson, 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.
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JUNE 20 - I am the Bread of Life (John 6:35-51)
JUNE 27 - I am the Light of the World (John 8:1-12)
JULY 4 - I am the Gate (John 10:1-10)
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)
Jesus states that he knows the Father and the father knows him (v. 15). In today's language, Jesus has great "self-awareness." Discover more about yourself by completing the statement, "I am___". It could be something you believe about yourself or an aspiration. (Ex. I am anxious, I am loved, I am confident)
JULY 18 - I am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:17-27)
Read John 11:17-27. What word, phrase or idea captures your attention? Read it again and again. Consider what thoughts come to mind as you meditate on this word, phrase or idea. What does it remind you of? What does it make you hope for? Don’t worry when random thoughts enter your head. As they come, offer them to God.
JULY 25 - I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:1-7)