We start preaching through the Gospel of John this weekend, following the Narrative Lectionary. I’m very excited about this because it is my favorite Gospel (don’t tell Matthew, Mark, or Luke). Here is a list of resources to help you dig deeper into John.
Resources I’ve created:
The Bible Bookshelf
One of the main reasons my website exists is to house the Bible Bookshelf. It is my ongoing project to create a visual resource for every book of the Bible. So, visiting my Gospel of John page will always give you my latest and greatest hits for studying John.[divider]
Two years ago I created an online tool to help you grow spiritually. It is called The Journey and is essentially a Catechism for grown-ups. It is comprised of eight modules, each designed to take one month to complete. Here’s why it is a resource for John. If you follow the Journey reading plan, you will read the entire Gospel of John in eight months (three days of reading per week). I realize this would take you far beyond our three-month worship series, but it would be a great investment into your spiritual life and growth. [divider]
Follow my Blog
I blog nearly every day. Many of those days are posts related to the upcoming sermon. Click here to learn more about how to subscribe to my blog.
The Grow Guide
OK, I only contribute to the Grow Guide each week. This is a resource created by members of the Easter Lutheran Staff. You can pick up a printed copy at all worship services, download it from the website, or access it on the Easter App.
Resources from the Pros:
Commentary by Dr. Karoline Lewis
Karoline Lewis is a professor of Biblical preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul and a voice on the Narrative Lectionary podcast. She is an expert on the Gospel of John. We, the preaching staff at Easter, had the privilege to sit with Dr. Lewis in person and are committed to use her commentary as a main resource in our preaching. [divider]
The Narrative Lectionary
We are also very privileged at Easter Lutheran Church to have Rev. Dr. Rolf Jacobson, one of the creators of the Narrative Lectionary, on our preaching staff. His voice is heard each week on the Narrative Lectionary podcast and our very own Carry On podcast. Read the weekly commentaries and listen to the podcast. [divider]
The Text this Week
Jenee Woodward pours hours of work into curating an index of resources for each week of the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary. Her list draws from a wide range of theological perspectives. It’s definitely worth exploring. [divider]
The Bible Project
From their website: “The Bible Project is a non-profit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. We create videos, podcasts, and study guides that explore the Bible’s unified story.”
Here are their videos that offer an overview of John.
If you have some resource to add to this list, I welcome your input in the comments.
Come and See the love of God light up the world through the Good News of Jesus as told by the Gospel of John.