LENT COURSE 2022

RECEIVING CHRIST
– in 5 different ways

 

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A five week course looking at how we receive Christ, led by Rev Simon Tillotson. Free of charge except for Course Booklet and Transcript which comes to £7.35 - this can be funded centrally if you would find that difficult. Or you can just buy the Course Booklet for £3.80 though the transcript is highly recommended.

Email Simon at simon@teamvicar.org or text him at 07833448287 to register for this course

Sorry it has been decided that Zoom involvement in this course will not be possible

Christian Booklet

Dates and Venue

All Saints Church Hall

Church Street

Whitstable CT5 1PG

Weekly Wednesday 9th March 

to April 6th April 2022

7.30pm to 9pm (refreshments from 7.15pm)

Programme

5-session ecumenical COURSE for discussion groups – IDEAL FOR LENT or any time of year

Comprising course booklet, course audio and transcript

‘To all who received him … he gave power to become children of God.’ (John 1.12.)

This raises big questions. Aren’t we all children of God anyway? Just how can we receive Christ? And what does it mean to have ‘a relationship with God’?

In a course crammed with discussable questions, John Young teases out from the New Testament at least three different ways in which we receive Christ. John’s course booklet is supplemented by four leading Christians, from a variety of backgrounds, on the course audio. Together they demonstrate that St John’s theology in his magisterial Gospel has very practical implications for our day-to-day lives.

Session 1: Receiving Christ: as children of God

Session 2: Receiving Christ: in the stranger and the needy

Session 3: Receiving Christ: in Holy Communion

Session 4: Receiving Christ: through prayer and fellowship

Session 5: ‘Christ in you, the hope of glory’ (Colossians 1.27)

The course booklet includes a good selection of questions at the end of each of the five sessions, designed to stimulate wide-ranging discussion. Each group needs 1 copy of the course audio (as CD/digital audio files), and group members will benefit from having their own personal copy of the course booklet.

In addition many groups find the transcript, which sets out the words as spoken on the audio material, invaluable.

The participants on the course CD are:

The Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds

Margaret Sentamu

Revd Dr Ken Howcroft, former President of Methodist Conference

Theodora Hawksley, RC Theologian

Prayer