My lecture notes from the 2008-2009 year long Bible study of The Gospel of John are here in this blog. See the Blog Welcome post and our IPC Bible Study Booklet for more information. I’ve been using various types of faith – signs-faith, salvific faith, enduring faith, epistemological faith and so on to hold John together for us and illustrate deepening faith and ongoing spiritual formation. As you browse through the posts, keep these things in mind: our weekly Bible study starts with lectio divina (spiritual reading and prayer) of God’s Word. 1) We are always under the loving gaze of God and we surrender our time during the study to him, as best we can; 2) as we read God’s Word, we read it slowly and savor it, listening for the Holy Spirit as he brings us to awareness and memory; 3) ask: Is there an invitation for me here? Listen for God. Bible study is about letting God’s word transform us – For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4: 12 (NASB)

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