Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 at The Park. This week we studied chapter 3:1-21. 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?
- Read Jesus’ response to Nicodemus in verses 3: 5-8. In what way are people “born of the Spirit” like wind? What do you think Jesus was trying to communicate with that example?
- What modern day examples has Jesus given you regarding things of the Spirit?
- Read Numbers 21:4-9 to find out more about Christ’s reference in John 3:14. How do the two stories relate?
- In what way does the snake typify Christ? In what ways was the snake different from Christ?
- John 3:16 is one of the most well know verses in all of scripture, however few recognize that it is a quote from Christ. Does this change the theology of the verse and the ones that proceed it (16-21)? How does it affect your understanding knowing that it wasn’t said about Jesus, but by Jesus about himself?