York Courses

RECEIVING CHRIST in five different ways is a 5-session course for discussion groups written by John Young and featuring on CD:

  • THE RT REVD NICK BAINES Bishop of Leeds
  • REVD DR KEN HOWCROFT former President of the Methodist Conference
  • THEODORA HAWKSLEY RC theologian and a novice at the Bar Convent, York.

‘To all who received him … he gave power to become children of God.’ (John 1.12.) This raises big questions. Aren’t we all children of God anyway? Just how can we receive Christ? And what does it mean to have ‘a relationship with God’? In a course crammed with discussable questions, John Young teases out from the New Testament various ways in which we receive Christ, demonstrating that St John’s theology in his magisterial Gospel has very practical implications for our day-to-day lives.

Five Sessions

Session 1:   Receiving Christ: as children of God

Session 2:   Receiving Christ: in the stranger and the needy

Session 3:   Receiving Christ: in Holy Communion       

Session 4:   Receiving Christ: through prayer and fellowship

Session 5:   ‘Christ in you, the hope of glory’ (Colossians 1.27)