Going Deeper… (John 11:45-54)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 11:45-54), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [47-50] Sin has God as its ultimate reference point—it is primarily a problem with a person’s relationship with God, which then has its effects on our relationships with each other. If… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 11:38-44)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 11:38-44), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [38] Jesus (who is God the Son in the flesh) was “deeply moved” as he came to his friend’s tomb. Can you imagine him having this same response if it were… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 11:28-37)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 11:28-37), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [32] Mary laments at Jesus’ feet. Can you think of some Psalms that are laments? Or even a whole book of lamentations found in the Bible? What is a lament? How… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 11:17-27)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 11:17-27), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [21-22] As she tries to cope with her grief, it seems Martha gets a little passive-aggressive, probably seeking to emotionally manipulate Jesus into giving her what she wants most. Her preoccupation… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 11:1-16)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 11:1-16), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [4-6] The Scriptures don’t “sugar-coat” the hard realities of life. (It’s a hard idea to wrestle with, that Jesus loving the siblings would look like his delaying coming to them when they called.)… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 10:22-42)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 10:22-42), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [24-26] Unbelievers often suggest that their opposition to Jesus would stop if their intellectual questions were satisfied, if they were able to reconcile biblical claims with perceived facts. But the evidence… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 10:1-21)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 10:1-21), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [1-10] To be part of the people of God (the church), and to legitimately minister among God’s people, one must enter through the Door of the Sheep; one must come in… Read more »