May 3 – 9

God is inviting us to know Him deeply, to understand the times, and to participate with Him in what He is doing. Join us as we take time to know the real Jesus. We’ll slow down and read through John one chapter a day, going deeper with journaling, worship songs, and impactful videos. Jesus disrupts life as we know it and calls us to a new way of thinking, a new way of doing life.

Invite your family and friends to join you for the next three weeks as we focus on Jesus.


MONDAY – JOHN 1

Watch 3 video clips — word-for-word adaptations of today’s chapter (Good News Version). Each is about 3 minutes.

Grab your Bible and a pen or highlighter. Read (or listen while you read) John 1 in your Bible, highlighting or underlining sections that especially speak to you. You’ll do this each day. (Hint: The audio link is set to NIV; you can select other versions.)

Then look back at the chapter, especially the parts that you highlighted. Journal (use printable page) and/or discuss with others – What does today’s passage tell you about Jesus? What is God saying to your heart? How will you respond?

    • You can do this alone, just you and God, journaling in your room or outside in your yard. When you journal, let your words be part of a conversation with God, a conversation He initiated in today’s chapter.
    • Or connect with a friend by phone or in person and share your journals daily or weekly.
    • Families: This John study is designed for all ages. Give young children paper and crayons; have them draw something they hear while the family is listening. Advanced readers can follow along in their Bibles as the audio is played; others can just listen. After that, all can journal, using plain paper, and then share what they are learning.

Song: Wonderful Merciful Savior – As you listen, worship Him. John cries out to us: “Behold the Lamb of God!” Lord, we want to see You.

Pray for Children. 


TUESDAY – JOHN 2

Watch 2 video clips:

Read (or listen as you read) John 2 in your Bible, highlighting sections that especially speak to you.

Look back at the chapter, especially the parts you highlighted. What does today’s passage tell you about Jesus? What is God saying to your heart? How will you respond? Journal your thoughts to God.

Song: Is He Worthy? – Worship the Lion of Judah, the Lamb who died to ransom us.

Pray for Bangladesh.


WEDNESDAY – JOHN 3

Watch 2 video clips:

Read (or listen as you read) John 3.

Journal and/or discuss – What does today’s passage tell you about Jesus? What is God saying to your heart? How will you respond?

Song: God So Loved – As you listen, let God bring to your mind specific people you know who need the new life He offers, and pray for them.

Pray for Morocco.


THURSDAY – JOHN 4

National Day of Prayer

Prayer: Today is the National Day of Prayer in the U.S. Wherever you live, let’s unite in prayer for our nations and our world.

Song/Prayer: Heal Our Land

Watch 3 video clips:

Read (or listen as you read) John 4 in your Bible, highlighting sections that especially speak to you

Journal and/or discuss – What does today’s passage tell you about Jesus? What is God saying to your heart? How will you respond?

Song: Spirit and Truth


FRIDAY – JOHN 5

Watch 3 video clips:

Read (or listen as you read) John 5 in your Bible, highlighting sections that especially speak to you.

Journal and/or discuss – What does today’s passage tell you about Jesus? What is God saying to your heart? How will you respond?

Song: Come to Jesus

Pray for Syria.


SATURDAY – JOHN 6

Watch 4 video clips:

Read (or listen as you read) John 6 in your Bible, highlighting sections that especially speak to you.

Journal and/or discuss – What does today’s passage tell you about Jesus? What is God saying to your heart? How will you respond?

Worship Song: It Is I  

Learn about the significance of today and pray about Laylat Al-Qadr, the “Night of Power.”


SUNDAY – JOHN 7

Watch 2 video clips:

Read (or listen as you read) John 7 in your Bible, highlighting sections that especially speak to you.

Journal and/or discuss – What does today’s passage tell you about Jesus? What is God saying to your heart? How will you respond?

Worship Song: Build My Life

Spend some time outside today (rain or shine) and enjoy God’s amazing Creation.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it. – Psalm 24:1

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