Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at The Park. This week we studied chapter 6:1-15. 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?
- Chapter 6 contains two more of Jesus’ signs (4th & 5th sign). Taking each sign as a part of a tapestry, what kind of picture is Jesus painting? How are they all connected? What is the significance of each sign?
- Jesus almost seemed to invite the anxiety of his disciples as he turned to them for a solution to the problem of no food (Jn 6:5-7). What challenges are you facing that seem to big for you to overcome or handle on your own?
- How is the Lord interacting with you in your challenges? Is there an area where He may working and flexing His muscle?
- The providence of God is one of the outstanding themes of Easter: God knew what was going to happen and indeed planned/orchestrated history so that Jesus His Son would be the sacrifice for our sins. What does God’s providence mean to you? How does God’s providence affect your faith walk?
- How did Jesus’ providence affect the walk of the disciples (“for He Himself knew what He was going to do – Jn 6:6”)?
- Verse 15 describes the people’s excitement over Jesus and the miracle He just performed. They wanted to make Him King. In the face of overwhelming public support for power, Jesus withdraws again to be by Himself. To Him, He knew this miracle was one more step to the cross. As your Savior, how does Jesus’ journey to the cross impact your mission in the world? As your King, how is Jesus currently shaping you as a result of His work on the cross?