John: a Gospel of Hope
Who is it for?
The greatest revelation of God this world has ever seen is Jesus Himself. The Gospel of John gives us a detailed biography of Jesus life, His mission here on earth and the hope He can bring to our lives. If you are interested in knowing Jesus better, this series is for you!
What will you learn?
In essence you will learn all about Jesus’ life. Who Jesus was, where He came from, why He came to our planet, how He lived His life, what He taught while here on earth, why He had to die, and what His life, death and resurrection mean to us today.
Why is it important?
Jesus said “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” That Father is God Himself! Jesus also said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” So getting to know Jesus is a pretty big deal! But there is more to it. Jesus taught a great deal about our everyday existence; learning from His teachings can not only help us to live with Hope in the future but also to live better lives today. Everyone knows the Golden rule, but did you know that it was actually Jesus who first said “Do to others what you would have them do to you.”? It was Jesus who taught us that we must forgive others 70 times seven, and turn the other cheek, and love our neighbors as ourselves. Jesus teachings are very practical and can help us live better lives spiritually morally and ethically.
Where will you meet?
Homes of Hope groups typically meet in homes, community centers, cafes, and public places as well as churches and schools. Click here to find out which group meets closest to you.
How does it work?
Groups meet once a week for about 11 weeks on an agreed location — often a home or public place. Groups first have a time to socialize and often share a light meal or refreshments together. Socializing time is followed by prayer and then a candid Bible discussion. The Bible discussions are open group discussions, not lectures. A Discussion Leader helps guide the discussion by asking open ended questions, transitioning between sections and moderating the discussion. Each week the group studies and discusses one or two chapters of the Gospel of John. The meetings end with prayer and an invitation to apply what was learned that day.