Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at The Park. This week we studied chapter 6:30-71. 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?
- Jesus said “eat my flesh and drink my blood”. What is the radical thing He is calling you to?
- Why is it that Christ calls us to radical lives of obedience?
- In our journey of faith, there may be many instances of needing to believe (verse 29) while lacking understanding. Why or why not is this difficult for you?
- What kind of movements have you been a part of in your life? Have you ever been the first follower of a movement?
- In what ways do you identify with the crowd in verse 60 of ch. 6? In what ways do you identify with the disciples of verse 68?
- This chapter has Jesus’ first “I am” statement: I am the bread of life. How has Jesus been the bread of life for you? What is the significance of Him being your substance?
- What other things do you turn to for substance besides Jesus.