Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, June 8th, 2014 at The Park. This week we studied Chapter 10:1-21. 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?
- How do you listen to the shepherds voice? Is there anyway to enhance our ability to hear His voice? If so, how?
- How does the thief try to steal from you? How does God destroy the works of the devil and defend you?
- Is it okay to place responsibility to The sovereign God when evil exists? Or should we be more aware that their is an enemy out to steal from us?
- In verse 17, Jesus speaks to a reason for why the Father loves him. What is it about the sacrificial nature of the Son of God that brings about the Father’s love for the Son? How do you model that same sacrificial love to others? Are their practical ways that you can “lay your life down” for others?
- There is obvious tension between the Jews mentioned in this passage and Jesus. Their entire system and way of doing things was being challenged by this Person doing miracles and claiming divinity. In what ways have you experienced tension with God? Can you relate to the Jews here?