Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at The Park. This week we studied Chapter 7. 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?
- The Feast of Booths was a celebration of God’s provision to his people during their time in the wilderness. With God the Son in their presence, the people in Chapter 7 miss God while celebrating His past provision. Have you found yourself in a similar position?
- There almost seems like a disconnect between what the crowd is asking or saying and Jesus’ responses (i.e. 7:20 & 21). Have you ever felt like there was a disconnect between your prayers and what The Lord is doing in your life?
- Timing is a theme of this chapter: “my time has not yet come.” What are the elements of God’s timing?
- How did Jesus’ timing differ from that of the world’s in the Gospel of John? How is God’s timing different/the same as your time?
- “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink”. What do these words from Jesus for you mean to you today?