At Home Zoom Group - Series 3

‘At Home’ Zoom group

 

The Upper Room - Jesus looks to the future:

John chapters 13–17

 

Introduction

The other three Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) all give short and similar accounts of meal that Jesus had with his disciples. It is a meal to mark the Jewish Passover and it takes place in an upstairs room just before Jesus’ crucifixion. During this meal he serves bread and wine to the disciples and asks the disciples to do the same to remind themselves of him.

John’s account of the meal in the ‘Upper Room’ extends over five whole chapters and yet doesn’t include the very first communion service! Instead we have an extended record of what Jesus has to say to his disciples on the last occasion they are together. Its clear purpose is to prepare them for what lies ahead.

Through St John’s Gospel we have privileged access to this private conversation between Jesus and those whom he had chosen as those who with the help of the Holy Spirit would continue what he had started. From it we can find encouragement as modern day followers of Jesus.

Programme

My plan is that we journey through John’s Upper Room account in eight 60-minute Zoom sessions.

Week 1

27 Aug

Getting started - foot washing

13:1-17

Week 2

3 Sept

About betrayal, denial and a new commandment

13:18–38

Week 3

10 Sept

The way, the truth and the life

14:1-14

Week 4

17 Sept

Love and obedience – the Holy Spirit promised

14:15-31

Week 5

24 Sept

Connected – the vine and the branches

15:1-17

Week 6

1 Oct

Unpopularity anticipated

15:18-25

Week 7

8 Oct

How the Holy Spirit helps

15:26–16:15

Week 8

15 Oct

Confusion and clarity

16:16-33*

*We have already looked at John 17 (Jesus prayer) in a two week mini-series.

About ‘At Home’

‘At Home’ is a get together on Zoom each Thursday starting at 7pm for one hour with informal discussion centred on a reading from the Bible.

If you would like to join in contact Gordon Temple on 07990 887635 or email gordon@gordontemple.com.