The Father and I are One

At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, ‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.’ Jesus answered, ‘I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.’ John 10:22-30

Who is this Jesus character? Why draw attention to the Festival of Dedication? What do we think about being described as Jesus' "sheep"? A more of a discussion-based evening this time I think.

7pm for byo dinner, 8pm for the serious bit on Tuesday 3/5/22 at Chalice Northcote

Picture:Wesley, Frank, 1923-2002. Twenty-Third Psalm, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=59161 [retrieved April 28, 2022]. Original source: Contact the Vanderbilt Divinity Library for further information..

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