Growing by Encountering God in the Bible
Desperately seeking Sophia
By Joyce Rupp
".....At the time I was caring for my friends’ 6-year-old daughter. We were out in the rose garden where I was enjoying the happy child as she danced around the flowers, singing with glee. While I watched Elizabeth playing, something stirred in me, and I found myself reaching for pen and paper.
I wrote a book proposal on something that had enticed me time and again: my attraction to wisdom in scripture. At that time I had very limited knowledge of the biblical books of wisdom and did not know yet that in the Greek translation the words for Holy Wisdom are Hagia Sophia. I also had no awareness that this Sophia would offer me a fresh and deeply profound way of relating to the divine."
The Gospel According to John and the Johannine Letters
Written in a poetic and symbolic style, John's Gospel tells the life story of Jesus, the incarnate Word of God. It begins with his heavenly existence and his descent into the world. It follows Jesus through his public ministry of 'signs' that lead to his passion, death, resurrection, and ultimate ascent to the 'glory' of his heavenly Father. Many of Jesus' miracles and teachings in John appear in no other gospel and what is common to John and any of the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) is always told in a distinctive fashion by John. John places a special emphasis on Jesus' commandment to 'Love one another as I love you' (John 15:12).
Weekly Sessions - 6:30 - 8 pm
St. Patrick's Parish House Holy Cross Chapel
Introductory Session September 18 September 19
Lesson 1—John 1 September 25 September 26
Lesson 2—John 2–3 October 2 October 3
Lesson 3—John 4–5 October 16 October 17
Lesson 4--John 6 October 23 October 24
Lesson 5—John 7–8 October 30 -----------
Lesson 6—John 9–10 November 6 November 7 (L. 5 & 6)
Lesson 7—John 11–12 November 13 November 14
Lesson 8—John 13:1–14:14 February 26 February 27
Lesson 9—John 14:15–17:26 March 5 March 6
Lesson 10—John 18:1–19:37 March 12 March 13
Lesson 11—John 19:38–21:25 March 19 March 20
Lesson 12—1 John 1:1–3:10 April 16 April 17
Lesson 13—1 John 3:11–5:21 April 23 April 24
Lesson 14—2 John, 3 John April 30 April 31
Study the Gospel of John on Your Own
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