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I AM – Reading Notes Wk 4

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week commencing 17th November, 2014 are shown below, with a PDF version here.  I AM the true vine   DAY 1: Read John 15:1-4 We come to the last of our series looking at four of Jesus’ “I AM” sayings. Jesus said “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser”. […]

I AM – Reading Notes Wk 3

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week commencing 10th November, 2014 are shown below, with a PDF version here.  I AM the way the truth and the life   DAY 1: Read John 13:31-38 Judas had just gone out into the night to betray Jesus. Jesus now speaks to the remaining eleven disciples. When he says ‘now is […]

I AM – Reading Notes Wk 2

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Notes and readings for the week commencing 3rd November, 2014 are shown below, with a PDF version here.  I AM the Son of God   DAY 1: Read John 10:22-30 The Feast of Dedication is not one of the Old Testament feasts. It arose in the period between the two testaments as a celebration of the victory […]

I AM – Reading Notes Wk 1

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Notes and readings (for the week commencing 27th October, 2014) are shown below, with a PDF version here.  DAY 1: Read John 8:48-59 When God revealed himself to Moses (way back at the time of the Exodus), he declared his identity as “I AM who I AM” (see Exodus 3:14). He was saying I AM who […]

Nagging Questions – Reading Notes Wk 3

by Mark Calder

Notes and readings (for the week commencing 20th October, 2014) are shown below, with a PDF version here.   “What if this is as good as it gets?” This line was made famous by Jack Nicholson in the film As good as it gets in which he starred with Helen Hunt. It’s an unusual film which explores […]

Nagging Questions – Reading Notes Wk 2

by Mark Calder

Notes and readings (for the week commencing 13th October, 2014) are shown below, with a PDF version here.  Sometimes dear friends, one has to be realistic about what is possible. My best mate’s dad died last Friday and I was honoured to be asked to take his funeral on Tuesday in Forster, NSW. With the time […]

Nagging Questions – Reading Notes Wk 1

by Mark Calder

Notes and readings (for the week commencing 6th October, 2014) are shown below, with a PDF version here.  Next Sunday we begin our three week special series on Nagging Questions. Our great hope and prayer is that the many of us will step out of our comfort zone and invite friends or family or colleagues to […]

Tell me the stories – Reading Notes WK 3

by Mark Calder

Notes and readings (for the week commencing 29th September, 2014) are shown below, with a PDF version here.  The final story in this short series is one that only appears in Matthew’s gospel. Jesus didn’t tell it as a guide to union negotiations or Jew and Gentile relations. Like most parables is serves only one main […]

Tell me the stories – Reading Notes WK 2

by Mark Calder

Notes and readings (for the week commencing 22nd September, 2014) are shown below, with a PDF version here.  In a culture where wealth was regarded as a sign of God’s blessing and where a religious teacher was therefore expected to be at least moderately wealthy, the lifestyle of Jesus and his disciples was conspicuously different.  The […]

Tell me the stories – Reading Notes

by Mark Calder

Notes and readings (for the week commencing 15th September, 2014) are shown below, with a PDF version here.  Over the next three Sundays we are going to spend time in Matthew 18-20, exploring in this short series, three of Jesus’ famous stories. Our reading notes will end with that story this week, but first – some […]