Going Deeper… (John 5:1-18)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 5:1-18), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [6-7] The invalid doesn’t really answer Jesus’ simple question. He appears to lack an urgent desire to be healed from his disability. Is that hard for you to believe? Do you have an urgent desire… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 4:43-54)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 4:43-54), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [48] Jesus abruptly interrupts the desperate father’s urgent request: “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” How do you feel about this interruption? Does it feel like Jesus is wrong to… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 4:25-42)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 4:25-42), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [35-38] Read Amos 9:11-15. Both Amos and Jesus depict cross-cultural evangelism in (supernormal) agricultural terms. From these passages, and/or from your understanding of agriculture, what attitudes or perspectives about evangelism are being… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 4:1-26)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 4:1-26), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [6-7] Jesus was weary and asked the Samaritan woman for a drink of water. The church confesses that Jesus is fully God and fully human, two distinct natures in one person. What is… Read more »

Going Deeper… (Psalm 23:1-4)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (Psalm 23:1-4), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… God wants to reassure you with the knowledge that he is your shepherd. (See Ezekiel 34; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 15:1-7; John 10:1-18; 1 Peter 2:24-25; Revelation 7:15-17) Does knowledge of him… Read more »

Going Deeper… (Hosea 2:14-23)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (Hosea 2:14-23), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [16] The Bible very often likens the relationship between God and his people to the marriage relationship between a husband and wife (Psalm 45; Song of Songs; Isaiah 62:5; Jeremiah 2:2; Hosea; John 3:29;… Read more »

Going Deeper… (Zephaniah 3:14-20)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (Zephaniah 3:14-20), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [14-15] Jesus said to his disciples, just before his death and resurrection, “You have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take… Read more »