September 17, 2021

Discover:

  • Why does Jesus ask the sick man if he wants to be healed? What’s the importance of this?
  • What’s the significance of Jesus calling God His father in their culture, making himself equal with God? Have you ever heard other religions state that Jesus never claimed to be God? How does Jesus continue this claim in verse 21?
  • In verse 39, what role does the Holy Spirit play in revealing the truth of scripture?

Respond:

  • May the Spirit reveal the truth of scripture to you in a fresh way and may that truth equip you to serve those that are far from the one true God. 
  • Reflect on the truth that the author of life and creator of the universe stepped away from a perfect Union with the Father and Spirit in the Holy Trinity, to walk amongst His people on Earth where He taught, revealed truth, and ultimately died and was resurrected to give us one path to eternal life. Praise His holy name, Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd who laid His life down for His sheep.

September 16, 2021

Discover:

  • Where are “Samaria” and “Sychar” (John 4:5)? How old was “Jacob’s well” (John 4:6)? Why was Jesus sitting by the well, and where were His disciples?
  • Why do you think Jesus asked the Samaritan woman for water? How would you characterize their conversation up to John 4:15? 
  • What “hour” is Jesus referring to in John 4:21? In which place had God ordained the Jews to worship Him until then? To whom does the “you” in John 4:21 refer?

Respond:

  • When someone alerts you about your sins, do you repent or retaliate?
  • Who is still waiting for their Messiah? What should they be told? How should you communicate this to them?

September 15, 2021

Discover:

  • Who was “Nicodemus” (John 3:1)? What is meant by Nicodemus being “a man of the Pharisees” (John 3:1)? Why did Nicodemus come to Jesus “by night” (John 3:2)?
  • Why is “Spirit” (John 3:5) capitalized? Is the “Spirit” a different God? Is the Holy Spirit someone who can be said to have a ‘personhood’?
  • Did Jesus come to “condemn the world” (John 3:17)? How do those who don’t believe in Jesus end up? What is meant by the “only Son of God” (John 3:18)?

Respond:

  • Are there sins in your life, your love for which is keeping you away from Jesus?
  • According to John 3:18 and John 3:36, what is the outcome of believing or not believing in Jesus? Which represents you today?