Future Worship at the East.
Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a mountain where they see a vision of Jesus’ heavenly glory, in the presence of Moses and Elijah, and hear a voice that confirms Jesus’ identity as God’s Son.
As he prepares to begin his ministry, Jesus is tested. Where will he put his faith? What will he trust? Where do his deepest loyalties lie?
Jesus’ late-night conversation with Nicodemus challenges him, and others like him in the synagogue, to be courageous enough to bring their curiosity about Jesus into the open. They will find this challenging, but the disturbance it causes will be like being born over again.
While sitting beside a well in Samaria, Jesus’ conversation with a Samaritan woman draws her, and her community, into the new family of faith – those who know that Jesus is‘the Saviour of the world’.
Jesus gives sight to a man born blind, who comes to ‘see’ him for who he truly is. But Jesus’ critics refuse to see as the man sees, and their attitudes reveal a more sinister kind of blindness.
Jesus raises his dear friend Lazarus to life and restores the faith of Lazarus’ sisters Martha and Mary. But in Bethany, only two miles from Jerusalem, Jesus’ own life is increasingly at risk from the authorities there
Jesus enters Jerusalem as a Passover pilgrim for the last time, demonstrating how he brings in God’s kingdom and setting the stage for the showdown with those he sees as God’s real enemies.
Two women, disciples of Jesus, visit his tomb once the sabbath is over. They find the tomb empty, and experience both fear and joy. They are sent by an angel to tell the rest of the disciples that Jesus is raised.
The risen Jesus appears among his disciples when Thomas is absent. Jesus breathes
on them and says, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’. A week later, Jesus appears again and speaks to Thomas directly. Thomas cries out, ‘My Lord and my God!’