Tag: John Sermon Series

Reading: 2nd Kings 5:1-7 Sermon: John 5:17-24 Discussion Questions: 1) Why is Jesus not guilty of breading the command to observe the Sabbath? 2) Why does Jesus defend Himself by claiming to be God rather than simply correcting the theological misunderstandings of the Jewish leaders? 3) Can people who deny that Jesus is fully God be saved? Why not? 4) Why does Jesus' willful subordination to the will of the Father NOT imply that He's inferior to the Father? 5) in what way does Jesus claim to be God in John 5:23? 6) Why does it dishonor the Fther for a person to dishonor the Son? What does it mean to "dishonor the Son?" 7) How do you respond to the claim that Christians think they're better than everyone else by thinking that they're the only ones God will save? more...

Reading: Exodus 20:8-11 Sermon: John 5:9-16 Discussion Questions: 1)  What is legalism? How is it different from a zeal for obedience? 2)  In what ways are the Pharisees similar to the "multitudes" by the pool at Bethesda? 3)  What is the significance of Jesus finding the man in the temple (v. 14)? 4)  Would the man be able to "sin no more" (v.14; consider also 1st John 1:8)? If not, why would Jesus issue this warning? 5)  Why is the Christian Sabbath (i.e., the Lord's Day) on the first day of the week, rather than the last day (Saturday)? more...

Reading: Isaiah 54:1-8 Sermon: John 5:1-9 Discussion Questions 1)  Since Jesus healed more people than we're told about, why did John tell us about this specific healing? 2)  Why did Jesus go to this pool called "Bethesda" while He was in Jerusalem? 3)  What does the fact that "multitudes" of people are waiting by the pool for the water to be stirred reveal about them?  What was their hope in?  How do people in our time do the same thing, spiritually-speaking? 4)  Some people argue that it's not fair that God only saves some.  But the same argument could be made here: was it unfair that Jesus healed this man?  Was it unloving in any way?  How would you respond to someone who accuses Jesus of injustice here? 5)  Why does Jesus ask this powerless man if he wanted to be healed (v.6)?  Why was it loving and not cruel  And what does the man's response (v.7) reveal? more...

Reading: Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Sermon: John 4:43-54 Discussion Questions: 1) What is the difference between coming to faith in Jesus for who He is, rather than for what He can do? 2) Why did Jesus leave Samaria - a place where He was seeing a lot of success? 3) What are some of the similarities and differences between this miracle, and the first miracle in Cana (cf John 2:1-11)? 4) Why does it matter that Jesus healed the royal official's son without leaving Cana? 5) What does the word "yesterday" (verse 52) reveal about the royal official's faith in Jesus? 6) Why is evidence insufficient for bringing a person to faith in Jesus? 7) What is the difference between "seeing is believing" and "believing is seeing"? more...

Reading: Isaiah 12:2-6 Sermon: John 4:31-42 more...

Reading: 1st Chronicles 16:24-31 Sermon: John 4:27-30 more...

Reading: Exodus 32:1-8
Sermon: John 4:23-24
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Reading: Deuteronomy 27:1-13 Sermon: John 4:19-22 more...

Reading: 2nd Corinthians 5:11-20 Sermon:  John 4:1-10 more...

Reading: Philippians 2:5-16 Sermon: John 3:22-30 more...

Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7 Sermon: John 3:18-21 more...

Reading: Isaiah 43:8-13 Sermon: John 3:16-17 more...

Reading:  Numbers 21:1-9 Sermon:  John 3:14-15 more...

Reading: Deuteronomy 29:2-4 Sermon: John 3:11-13 more...

Reading: Romans 8:1-11 Sermon Passage: John 3:6 more...