Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 at The Park. This week we studied Chapter 13:21-38. 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 does it say to you that the other disciples still didn’t know what Judas was going to do? What does that tell you about the masks we can wear and how important it is to be a part of transparent community?
- Looking at verse 26, why do you think Jesus only answered John and not the whole group at the table? How does this help you appreciate our Savior’s willingness to die even more?
- What are ways that the church is letting the world know we are His disciples by our love? And what ways is the church failing to do that?
- In verse 34, Jesus gives us a new command. What is The Holy Spirit teaching you about loving sacrificially like Christ? What do you need to do in your own life in order to love like Christ loves you.
- How does Jesus’ dialogue with Peter about his commitment relate to us and our intentions vs. our actions?
- “Will you really?” this was Jesus’ response to Peter bold claim of passion. Verse 38 demands a response from Christ’s followers. What are we willing to lay down for Jesus?