The Gospel of John: A Story of Life

A Story of Life

We step back into the fall and back into the Gospel of John, looking at it as A Story of Life. Matthew Watson reviews where we've been and what we'll be looking at in the next few months, and asks us to consider: "What is a good life?" [John 1:1-5, 3:16-17, 20:30-31]

Questions in Times of Need

Jesus feeds a large crowd and walks on water. Justin Fung talks about what we learn from Jesus through these encounters. [John 6:1-21]

You Are What You Eat

After the miraculous feeding, Jesus explains to the following crowd what real food and true life are. Andrea Ackermann teaches us about some of Jesus' difficult sayings. [John 6:22-59]

Hard Words

In light of this week's happenings, Justin Fung addresses the topic of sexual assault, before talking about Jesus' difficult-to-accept words and the choice we are offered. [John 6:60-71]

Living Water

Matthew Watson explains another of Jesus' bold declarations about who he is and how he alone satisfies. [John 7:33-41]

A Story Written in the Ground

In a famous encounter, a woman caught in adultery is brought to Jesus. What can we learn from Jesus' response? Matthew Watson walks us through. [John 8:2-11]

The Light of the World

After a difficult week, Matthew Watson addresses the recent violence and points to Jesus as the light of the world—a source of endless hope in times of desperation and hopelessness. [John 8:12-30]

(How) The Truth Will Set You Free

"The truth will set you free." We may be familiar with the saying. But what did Jesus mean when he said it, and how will it happen? Guest preacher Aaron Niequist, liturgist and author of The Eternal Current: How a Practice-Based Faith Can Save Us from Drowning, shares about the importance of actually doing what Jesus said. [John 8:31-38]

What to Do with Suffering

In John 9, Jesus heals a man who was born blind. Justin Fung examines how this encounter offers an opportunity to look at what God's life looks like in the midst of our lives — and in the face of suffering, in particular. [John 9]

The Good Shepherd

This week, several storytellers from our community share their responses to Jesus' statement that he is the Good Shepherd, and we as listeners are invited to the creative, collaborative process, considering our response to the prompt "The Good Shepherd is like ..." [John 10:1-18]

Little Red Box Faith

Lisa Watson closes out The Gospel of John: A Story of Life by looking at the opposition Jesus faced and the invitation he offered—and continues to offer. [John 10:22-42]