Christ’s glory and John’s seven signs (notice for the Chapel Group Study)


Statue of Saint John the Evangelist outside St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts. March 2009 photo by John Stephen Dwyer. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. Click image to enlarge.

Hi there,

I’d like to invite you to join the Chapel Group Study which meets on Friday evenings from 19:00 – 20:30 (we get together half an hour earlier to share a cup of coffee and shoot the breeze). It’s perfect timing as we’re starting a new book study, John’s Gospel, this coming Friday, 9th October 2009. The series is titled Christ’s glory and John’s seven signs.

If ever a disciple loved Jesus it was John. Illustrating the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ he uses seven miraculous signs and wonders in his Gospel. Having a theological bent (maybe because he was a bit old when he wrote his account) he often gives the reason behind events mentioned in the other Gospels.

John was a picture guy and words and phrases frequently crop up in repetition. Believe, witness, comforter, life, death, light, darkness, “I am” and love. It makes the reading of this book a pleasure.

John’s gospel contains much useful information for evangelism, great comfort in the times death and glorious teaching concerning the deity of Christ. It’s a book that blends the big concepts of Christianity with the personal stories of those who walked with Christ.

Good news for parents is that our AWANA programme (a youth ministry) runs concurrently which means that kids can be taken care of.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Mark Penrith

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Want to hear the verse in context? John 1
What is this about?

The group will meet at Midrand Chapel, 151 Pitzer Road, Glen Austin, 1685. Wanna find it:

You part of a small group study? Hebrews 10:25 says, “…25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging {one another;} and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” This part a series of posts relating to a Bible Study group at Midrand Chapel. If you’d like to look at the next post click here.

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