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Dr. Edward Sri, in his acclaimed study Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John, helps Catholics understand this all-important Gospel, so they can hear the voice of God through it. Because ultimately, that's what this is about ... having a personal encounter with the real, living person of Jesus Christ. And we can do that through the Word of God, Scripture!
This Starter pack is what every leader needs to begin Follow Me:
Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John. It includes:
- 4-DVD Set (eight 30-minute videos presented by Edward Sri)
- Leader’s Guide
Each study participant should have a Workbook, and each
small-group facilitator should have a Leader’s Guide. They include the review
questions, talk notes, discussion questions, leader responses, session
overviews, and home preparation readings needed for each step of the program
About Follow Me:
Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer — he wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks after us. He comes to meet us and beckons us to follow him. He calls us to be his disciples, to trust him, to open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ.
- Learn what it takes to follow Christ.
- Discover the joy of divine friendship.
- See how God, and only God, can satisfy the deepest desires of your heart.
Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John, Starter Pack. Make the Catholic Church Great Again, The Great Adventure Faith Formation Series!
Follow me is the Gospel most scholars believe to be the most
difficult to understand (and how you can understand it!)
Despite being so challenging, this Gospel is not only unique
in its structure, but the source of a surprising amount of Catholic beliefs.
It is the only Gospel that mentions:
wedding feast at Cana
Samaritan woman at the well
raising Lazarus from the dead
washing his disciples' feet
- ... and
many more—92% of this Gospel's content is not found in the others
Because this Gospel is so unique and foundational to our
Catholic Faith, it really is essential for Catholics to understand.
You've probably guessed by now: The Gospel I'm talking about
What makes John so hard to understand, as compared to the
other three, and how can we understand it?
First, it is not meant to be a timeline or an ordered
retelling of historical facts. The history of Jesus' life was known when this
Gospel was written.
John wasn't exactly trying to tell a story; he was trying to
reveal all of Christ and who he was (God!)
He doesn't tell the story in a timeline that "matches
up". He doesn't mention the Eucharist (at least not at the last supper).
His purpose is something else.
The other Gospels reveal God by telling you the story of
John is looking to explicitly reveal that Jesus is God.
He does this in ways that might have been clear to a first
century Jew, but to us the allusions, allegories, and signs can remain
So how can we learn to understand all this Gospel has to
Other products in the Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John program includes:
Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John CD Set
Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John DVD Set
Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John Leader's Set
Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John Study Set