By John Birch
Five Bible studies for Lent looking a little more closely at the stories of some of the characters in the gospels who encountered and followed Jesus, for some all the way to the cross.
We look at Nicodemus, perhaps a secret disciple who was there with fragrant herbs when Jesus was buried in the tomb; Mary and Martha who were friends, followers and offered hospitality to Jesus; the Samaritan woman at the well, to whom Jesus confessed that he was the Messiah; the disciple James, who saw the transfiguration and still didn’t understand; and finally Mary Magdalene, one of the women standing nearby when Jesus was crucified.
These people have much to teach us about our own relationship with Jesus. There’s plenty of background information in the study as well as discussion questions and space for thought and prayer. Individual studies will copy onto 2 double sides of A4 paper for ease of use, or are easy to view on mobile devices.