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Progressive Christian Lent Course 2015

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How do you account for / explain the different versions of the same event? To what extent does it matter in your understanding and experience of Jesus that the details that describe such a fundamental event in his life are not an agreed Gospel record across Mark, Matthew and Luke? Why did John ignore all the details of the baptism of Jesus?

These questions and more are looked at in this Lent Course.




Week One:  Mark 1: 9 – 11:  The baptism of Jesus: contradictory Gospel stories


Week Two: Mark 8: 31 – 38: Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection


Week Three: John 2: 13 – 22: Jesus Cleanses the Temple: once or twice?


Week Four: John 3:14 – 21: For God so loved the world: one of the most out of context and misquoted verses in the whole of the Christian Testament


Week Five: John 12:20 – 35: Passiontide and John’s Gospel


Study Methods


1. Read each section and complete the discussion box tasks either individually or in the group before moving to the following section.


2. It will be useful to have several different translations of the Bible available.


3. Reflect on the weekly session as a whole before commencing the following session.


4. Additional suggested reading can be found on page 24.


Progressive Christian Lent Course 2015- Download Here

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