Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 at The Park. This week we studied chapter 1:35-51. Have someone in your group read this section of scripture.
Each week new questions are posted to track along with the sermons. Work hard to facilitate discussion. Listen to the hearts around the room and close with prayer.
Intro to Gospel of John:
This Gospel is unique with regard to the 4 first-hand accounts of the life of Jesus. It was likely the last of the 4 written and focuses much of it’s view on the deity of Jesus. Like today, the question of Jesus’ nature and source of power is constantly being debated and the heart of John’s gospel is to give us a clear, concise, unashamed view of the Son of God. It is here in John that Jesus makes claims like, “I am the Bread of Life”, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”, and “I am the Light of the world”. Reading the Gospel of John will provide you with an exalted view of Jesus as God in the flesh, sent to proclaim the good news.
- What are some observations you had from this section of scripture?
- Were there any new insights you learned about the passage from the sermon?
- What did you learn about God from reading this section of scripture?
- What did it mean for Andrew, Simon, Philip and Nathanael to be Christ’s disciples? What were their actions? What does it mean for you to be a disciple of Christ? What are your day to day actions?
- Christ’s strategy was more than just acting things out for people to see. He invited people to join Him: “come and see.” What is the difference between people just seeing Christ at work and joining Him in it (for them and Christ)?
- Who have you invited to join you in your ministry to Christ? How has that impacted your walk with God?
- What was Christ referring to when He told the disciples that they would “see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man?” Is He referring to His transfiguration (Matt 17:1-8)? Why or why not? What are some other possibilities?
- What points of application do you see for your life in this section of scripture?