Going Deeper… (John 7:40-52)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 7:40-52), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [40-41] Israel awaited a “Prophet” like Moses (Deut. 18:15-18), and a “Messiah/Christ” or “Anointed One” (a Priest or King). Why? What is so important about a Prophet/Priest/King? How is Jesus really the Prophet/Priest/King… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 7:25-39)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 7:25-39), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [37] Jesus says, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.” What does that mean? Can you describe what it means to be thirsty in the way Jesus is talking… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 7:14-24)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 7:14-24), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [17] Jesus says you will only know his teaching is divinely authoritative once you have submitted to divine authority, once you have believed in the one whom God sent, and obeyed the Father’s… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 7:1-13)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 7:1-13), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… [3-5] How is the suggestion made by Jesus’ brothers evidence of their lack of faith in him? Are they trying to learn from and follow Jesus, or do they impose their own agenda… Read more »

Going Deeper… (Job 42)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (Job 42), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… Job had a lot of implicitly accusatory questions for God about the perceived unfairness of his sufferings (chs. 3-31). “Yahweh answered Job” (38:1) in an extended dialogue (chs. 38-41) which clearly has… Read more »

Going Deeper… (John 6:60-71)

Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (John 6:60-71), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion… Jesus’ own disciples are portrayed as people prone to unbelief, confusion, grumbling, fickleness, abandonment, even betrayal. Why do the Gospels so frequently record traits like these among Christ’s followers, even among his inner circle… Read more »