The "I Am's" of John's Gospel - Part 3 - The Bread of Life

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Scripture Reading: John 6:41-60

Key Thought: Getting Jesus into your life

What is the purpose of John’s gospel?

What is the crowd’s reaction to the miracles of Jesus?

What do you think you would have thought if you were there?

What is the ‘work’ the pleases God?

How would you say you are doing in that respect?

In what way is Jesus compared to Moses?

What are some of the difficulties people have when Jesus says that he is the true bread that has come down from heaven?

How do we understand eating Christ’s body and drinking Christ’s blood?

Have you ever faced confusion that made you think about giving up your faith?

Why do Peter and the other 10 remain with Jesus?

The "I Am's" of John's Gospel - Part 2 - I am the Son of God

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Scripture Reading: John 5:1-19 and 20:30-31

Key Thought: Jesus is the Son of God

  1. What is the purpose of John’s Gospel?

  2. Does Jesus ever say, “I am the Son of God?”

  3. Does anyone ever say that Jesus is God?

  4. Does Jesus ever say he is not God?

  5. Does anyone ever say Jesus claimed to be God?

  6. in what ways does John seek to show that Jesus is God?

  7. What do you think about Jesus being God?

  8. How would you explain it so someone else?

The "I Am's" of John's Gospel - Intro

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Scripture Reading: John 9:35-41, 20:30-31

Key Thought: Faith is a dynamic thing!

There is no theme in the Gospel of John that is more important than faith.

The Prologue - John 1:1-18 vs 12

The Prayer - John 17:3

The Purpose Statement - John 20:20, 31

The word “belief” is used 98 times in the Gospel!

Not all faith is true faith - John 2:23-25

  1. What kind of faith would be false faith?

Some unbelief is lethal to true faith - John 12:37

2. What kind of faith would be ‘lethal’ faith?

There is a difference between ‘believing not’ and ‘not believing’

Faith is a dynamic growing thing -

a) The Disciples

b) The Woman at the well (Chapter 4)

c) The Blind Man (Chapter 9)

3. What would dynamic faith look like?

4. Do you see this dynamic in your life?

Seeking Jesus - The Wise Men

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Scripture Reading: Matt 2:1-12

Key Thought: The Wise Men brought him gifts - what will you give him?

  1. Is God limited to speaking in any way? Think of some examples of how God speaks?

  2. Why would Matthew Focus on the East?

  3. How did the Wise Men know about Jesus?

  4. What did the Wise men know about the birth of Jesus?

  5. What might we say of the Wise Men’s spiritual character?

    i.) Do we have the same kind of character?

  6. What do the Wise Men do for Jesus?

  7. What are the gifts they bring?

  8. What gift will you bring?

Seeking Jesus - Simeon

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Scripture Reading: Luke 2:21-35

Key Thought: The Spirit of God is still moving men and women toward Jesus.

  1. In this text, how does Luke show us that Mary and Joseph are good people?

  2. If Luke were writing about you, what would he do to show you were a godly person?

  3. What is it that we note about the major characters in the Christmas Stores of Luke chapters 1&2?

  4. What do we learn about Mary from the sacrifices she makes?

  5. What does Luke note about Simeon’s character?

  6. What do we know about the activity of the Spirit in Simron’s life?

  7. What is the Promise that Simeon receives?

  8. What is the lesson for us?

Seeking Jesus - Herod

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Scripture Reading: Matthew 2:1-18

Key Thought: Herod is not the only one who wants to kill the King.

  1. In what ways was Herod famous?

  2. In what ways do we see Herod as clever?

  3. In what ways do we see Herod as brutal?

  4. What is Herod’s title?

  5. Why would “all” Jerusalem be concerned at the birth of Jesus?

  6. What is Jesus’ title?

  7. What does Herod plan to do?

  8. In what ways is that happening today?

    1. In our world?

    2. In our church?

    3. In our lives

Who’s the Baby?

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Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:18-25

Key Thought: The key point is that Jesus is no ordinary baby: He is the Son of God, Son of David, Son of Man!!

  1. What is unique about the patriarch’s wives in Genesis?

  2. What does this show to us?

  3. What is unique about the firstborn son in Genesis?

  4. What do we learn from this?

  5. What do we learn about the Baby from the prophet Isaiah?

  6. What is the key issue in the genealogy in Matthew?

  7. How does Matthew show us this?

  8. What is the key issue in the gospel of Luke?

  9. How does Luke show us this?

  10. What is the key issue in the first 18 verses of the gospel of John?

  11. What does all of this mean to us as believers?