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Beyond Nihilism: Why There Really is Meaning to Life (John 1:1-5) // Week 1

Published for Week 1 Semester 2 2020.

Scripture: John 1:1-5

Speaker: James Flood

Series: Beyond Nihilism: Why there really is meaning to life


Please download the slide template below and modify them to your faculty gathering as needed.

Beyond Nihilism Slide Template
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The EU continues to encourage faculties to be thinking and praying for people around the world who are Less Reached and Less Resourced (LRLR). For those of you who were at AnCon, we hope this week was a great encouragement and challenge for you to consider how you might serve the LRLR with your skills and resources.

Feel free to ask your faculty members if there are any missionaries or people groups that they have been praying for and encourage them to share and lead the faculty in prayer at this time.

You may also like to pray for the Bambara people group in Mali, Africa who follow their own traditional beliefs and have not yet heard about Jesus. Please pray that the Bambara people will have access to the gospel and come to know Jesus.



Friendly tip: Feel free to use/modify this prayer or write your own if you feel compelled to do so. Feel free to also pray for your faculty or other prayer points you may have too.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for giving us a restful break and that we can continue to meet together at faculty gatherings. As we start semester 2, we pray for the new students who are commencing their studies and pray they will be guided well and have opportunities to join the EU to learn more about the good news of Jesus. We pray for the semester ahead, may you continue to sustain us and help us to be bold in sharing the gospel to those who have not yet heard about Jesus. Thank you Lord for your love, care and forgiveness, and we pray that we may be loving and welcoming in forming new friendships this semester.

In Jesus' name,



John 1:1-5

The Word Became Flesh

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.




  1. What are common things people look to for meaning? In what ways are these things fleeting? In what ways can they leave us dissatisfied?

  2. How does becoming a child of God give new meaning to life?

  3. How can spending time in prayer help when our hearts are restless?

Who you say I am - Hillsong

Please find some time to include this song during your faculty gatherings as well.


  1. Find out when your faculty small groups are on! Contact your faculty leaders if you are stuck and would like to join one.

  2. The PM team would love to know what Christian content you consume. Please take five minutes to fill in this short survey now: http://tiny.cc/pmmr - Thanks!

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