John 17

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30 December

Here are audio and video recordings on some implications for the Lord’s Supper and Christian unity:

29 December

Here are audio and video recordings on some implications for teamwork and Christian unity:

28 December

Here are audio and video recordings on some implications for peacemaking and Christian unity:

 

 

Here are the handouts for the lesson series to be taught in Pitlochry.
Intro Jn17 Handout
Jn17 Lesson1 Handout
Jn17 Lesson2 Handout
Jn17 Lesson3 Handout
Jn17 Lesson4 Handout

22 December

Here are some thoughts on Christian unity and how we handle disagreement. Both audio and video versions are available:

19 December

The day is getting closer when we’ll be diving into John 17 in detail. I’m looking forward to seeing my Scottish brethren in Pitlochry.

Here’s a question. In John 17 Jesus addresses his Father in three different ways. He calls Him, “Father”, vv1, 5, 21, 24; “Holy Father”, v11; and “Righteous Father”, v25.

Do you see any significance in these various forms of address? I made me think about how I talk to God in my own prayers. Am I too focused on using one word: “God”, “Father” and so on. Perhaps it would be good to look at the different ways people addressed God in prayer in the Bible and use some of their words.

OK, I’m off now to pray to my “Father”, “Holy Father”, and “Righteous Father”. Let me know your thoughts and what helps you.

 

18 December

Here’s the video on the same topic as below:

17 December

Here’s an audio recording on the theme of unity and generosity

16 December

Here’s an audio recording on the theme of unity and thinking soberly

Here’s the video on the same topic as above

7 December 2015

Here’s an audio on unity and valuing what we lack.

And the video:

1 December 2015

Here’s an audio on unity and predictability.

The video is here too:

 

26 November 2015

Here’s an audio on unity and the implication of the fact that God creates it, not us.

And here’s the video of the same audio.

20 November 2015

A question for us all…. Jesus uses these words when talking to or about his Father in John 17: “Father”, vv1, 5, 21, 24; “Holy Father”, v11; “Righteous Father”, v25. What do you think is the significance of these different ways of addressing his Father? Can you see something important for us here in our relationship with God?

Let me know what you think in the comment box below.

Many thanks, Malcolm

6 November 2015

I’m delighted to be speaking on the seventeenth chapter of John’s Gospel at this year’s Scottish Highlands New Year’s retreat.

The event is only a few weeks away, and it seems to me that some advanced discussion about John 17 might be helpful. As we approach the retreat, let’s take some time to read the chapter, pray about it (it is a prayer, anyway!) and start talking about what it meant, and what it means.

This page is the place for comments, questions and ideas.

Let me know what you are seeing in this amazing chapter, and let’s start learning together even before we meet together in Pitlochry.

God bless,

Malcolm

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