Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 at The Park. This week we studied chapter 4:46-54. 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 incredible things are you trusting in the Lord to provide? What steps have you taken to trust God in this (i.e. the official seeks out Jesus)? How has this affected your faith?
- What steps of faith do you seen taken by the Official in this passage of scripture?
- Jesus gives his second sign in chapter 4. What are the similarities and differences in this sign and the first one in John 2 (water to wine)? What signs has Jesus given you in your life?
- Discuss the specific request of the Official (to come to Capernaum and heal) and the nature of Jesus’ response (spoken word). What does this mean about Jesus’ power and ability?
- What does it mean for you to “believe” in Jesus? What practically does that look like? Why is this important for us? Why is this important to God?
- Is it possible that you believe in a Jesus that is far less powerful or capable than the one you read about in Scripture?
- Read Hebrews 11:6 and discuss. Why is faith/belief the primary objective of followers of Jesus?