Walking with Purpose: Touching the Divine, a study of the Gospel of John
Touching the Divine Bible study (Second Edition) is a study focused on the many qualities of Jesus revealed through
the Gospel of John. This study draws us into a deeper, loving relationship with Jesus as we reflect on His life and
personality. Saint John referred to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” Through John’s eyes, we learn how
much Jesus deeply loves us, and how His love is the true satisfaction of our souls. Knowing Christ more intimately,
as John did, will touch your heart and fill you with hope!
TOUCHING THE DIVINE (22-week study-Two Sessions to Choose From)
September 11, Lesson 1: CONNECT COFFEE TALK 1 Intimacy and Identity
September 18, Lesson 2: Jesus, the Word of God
September 25, Lesson 3: Jesus, our source of fulfillment
October 2, Lesson 4: Jesus, the Living Water
October 9, NO MEETING SHCS FALL BREAK
October 16, Lesson 5: CONNECT COFFEE TALK 2 Jesus, the living water
October 23, Lesson 6: Jesus, the authority
October 30, Lesson 7: Jesus, the Eucharist
November 6, Lesson 8: Jesus, our model of fidelity
November 13, Lesson 9: Jesus, the light of the world
November 20, Lesson 10: CONNECT COFFEE TALK 3 Jesus, the light of the world
November 27, Lesson 11: Jesus, the Consoler and Shepard
December 4, Lesson 12: Jesus the Resurrection and the life
December 11, Lesson 13: Jesus, the king
December 18, NO MEETING CHRISTMAS BREAK
December 25, NO MEETING CHRISTMAS BREAK
January 1, NO MEETING CHRISTMAS BREAK
January 8, Lesson 14: CONNECT COFFEE TALK 4 Jesus, the King
January 15, NO MEETING MLK DAY
January 22, Lesson 15: Jesus, the servant
January 29, Lesson 16: Jesus, the true vine
February 5, Lesson 17: Jesus, the intercessor
February 12, Lesson 18: CONNECT COFFEE TALK 5 Jesus, the intercessor
February 19 NO MEETING PRESIDENT’S DAY
February 26, Lesson 19: Jesus, our truth
March 4, Lesson 20: Jesus, our Redeemer
March 11, NO MEETING SPRING BREAK
March 18, Lesson 21: Jesus, our restorer
March 25, Lesson 22: CONNECT COFFEE TALLK 6 Jesus, our restorer
Holy Spirit. Manifestation of the fruit in our lives doesn’t just happen; they need to be pursued and cultivated. In the study sessions, each fruit will be considered and discussed in detail. Relevant teachings of Jesus and the Apostles from the Gospels and letters, Church teachings presented in the CCC, and relevant writings of Church theologians will be discussed in the group sessions and contrasted with the common ideas/definitions of them, as presented in standard dictionaries and modern secular culture. Study group members will be encouraged to actively participate in and contribute to these discussions. This study will take place on Wednesday evenings, starting September 6th, from 6:30-8 pm and the last nine weeks.
What is the Catholic Church all about? What does it mean to be Catholic? What do Catholics actually believe? The Catholic Church is extraordinary. Founded by Christ himself, the Catholic Church is where we encounter God in His Word, his sacraments, and his saints. The Church faithfully proclaims the fullness of faith, leaving no truth out. It proclaims the fullness of life, leaving no person out. It calls all to repent and to believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the source of all life and salvation.
Maybe you’ve been Catholic your entire life. Maybe you’re just beginning to explore the Catholic Faith. Wherever you may be in your journey, you will be profoundly moved by the beauty and the richness of the Catholic Church. Join us for this fantastic 10-part journey starting Saturday, September 16th, at 6:45 am.
To register, log on to www.FORMED.org and enter the Parish Code – 51a20b, and create a user account. It’s that easy!