Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at The Park. This week we studied Chapter 8:1-11. 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 scribes and the Pharisee’s were consistently testing Jesus in order to bring charges against him. Review the scene of the woman being brought before Jesus. What stands out to you in this scene?
- Why do you think Jesus showed the scribes and Pharisee’s no respect by stooping down and drawing in the dirt?
- Read Jesus’ response in verse 7. How does this response impact your life as the sinner as well an the accuser? Are sometimes quick to point out others’ sin while never dealing with our own?
- The Pharisee’s focus was clearly on the woman’s moral failure. While clearly not approving of her actions, where was Jesus’ focus?
- Hebrews 4 says, “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” The woman found mercy and grace that day. In what ways and areas do you need to draw near to the throne of grace today?