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Lenten Study: Encountering Truth: Meeting Jesus in John's Gospel
Hall Life Center - Wednesdays, February 26 — April 15

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Study: Encountering Truth: Meeting Jesus in John's Gospel

Special Feb. 26 Ash Wednesday Schedule (first week of study only)
Ash Wednesday Service: 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Church
Dinner ($10/person) & program: 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Hall Life Center

Regular schedule  Mar. 4 - Apr. 15 (weeks 2-8)
6:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner in the Hall Life Center - Soup, salad & bread for $10/person

March 4 - Chicken Tortilla
March 11 - Baked Potato
March 18 - Chicken & Orzo Pasta
March 25 - Split Pea & Ham
April 1 - Italian Minestrone
April 8 - Tom Kha Gai (Coconut Chicken)

6:30 – 8:00 pm Program & Life Group Discussion

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Encounter Jesus in community by joining our Lenten Life Group Study.

Throughout the season of Lent we will study the book of John together, gaining a better understanding of who Jesus is and the truth he shares. We hope you will participate in this special study written by Reagan Cocke. The devotional book is available for purchase in the SJD Bookstore. Weekly videos will be available here. You can also watch them on our Vimeo channel. Here are the instructions for using the Vimeo app.

Our study begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26. There will be a special schedule on Ash Wednesday. Dinner will be served after the 6pm service ($10 for those who choose to purchase dinner), followed by the video teaching and Life Groups. For the eight weeks following Ash Wednesday, we will meet in the Hall Life Center for a group viewing of the teaching at 6:30pm and then break off into our Life Groups for discussion and prayer. Dinner will be served from 5:45-6:30 in the HLC for those who would like to purchase it for $10.

In addition to Wednesday evenings at SJD, Life Groups meet off campus throughout the week. If you are interested in joining a life group please contact Missy Reed at

About the StudyThroughout the journeys related in John's writings, Jesus encounters a number of people whose lives are changed forever as he reveals divine truth to them. We will join Jesus in these encounters to better understand who he is and the truth he shares. From the great teacher of Israel, Nicodemus, to Jesus’s favorite family of Lazarus, Martha, and Mary; from a 38-year-old invalid to the woman caught in adultery, Jesus never leaves people the same.

As you read through the gospel along with the commentary and devotions included in this book, we hope you too will be changed by Jesus, growing deeper in your faith in him, deeper in your understanding of this great gospel, and deeper in your love for the Savior and Redeemer of the world.

Reagan has written this book to help you dig into the Gospel of John both on your own in reading it and then sharing your thoughts and ideas about it with others in a small group setting. It is one thing to learn as individuals. It is another to learn with and from others. We hope you will take advantage of these materials to discover the deep truths God has for you about Jesus and yourself.

Host a Life Group!

Would you be willing to open your home for with your loving hospitality and invite Jesus and few friends over to your home to learn more about Encountering Truth: Meeting Jesus in John's Gospel? If you will provide the home and the hospitality, Jesus will provide the Holy Spirit and his Good News to your friends and family. Trainings will be offered at SJD on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, February 5th at 6:00pm
  • Sunday, February 9th at 12:15pm
  • Wednesday, February 19th  at 6:00pm
  • Sunday, February 23rd at 12:15pm

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