Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, April 20th, 2014 at The Park. This week we studied chapter 6:16-29. 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 has God been showing you this Easter?
- What are you learning from this passage of scripture?
- On Sunday, we talked about the “Immanent Frame” (Natural Order, Temporal) and the “Transcendent Frame” (Supernatural Order) from Charles Taylor’s book, The Secular Age. In John 6, Jesus walked on water. Why is He showing his disciples this power that He possesses when they had just attempted to make him their earthly King? Why does he refuse the immanent and pursue the transcendent?
- Do you focus more on the temporal or the supernatural? How does focusing on each affect your daily life in Christ?
- Do you, like the early disciples, desire the works of God or God Himself?
- What does the cross, and the Easter story, mean to you and how can this meaning be present each day?