Monthly Archives: March 2016

Further Reflection – Son of God

For study and further reflection from our most recent message Son of God, the fifth in our series Jesus, Name Above All Names, we encourage the use of the following questions.

If you missed last Sunday’s (3/13) message, you can stream or download it here.

Scripture Reading: John 10:22-42

The unbelief of the Jews

Given the meaning of the Feast of Hanukkah (when Jews remember their deliverance during the Maccabean revolt; 168-165 B.C.) what feelings about Rome’s authority might surface among the crowds?

How would Roman authorities prepare for this feast?

What might be the real intent of the Pharisees’ question in verse 24?

Ho do the leaders interpret Jesus’ claim to be one with God?

How does Jesus sidetrack them (verse 34; Psalm 82:5)?

What could account for the difference in reception Jesus received across the Jordan (verses 40-42)?

Personal Reflections

What convinced you that Jesus is the Messiah?

What “old ways” of looking at Jesus must you overcome by faith? By study?

What difference does it make that Jesus is God and not just a man?

Would the promise of verse 28 mean much otherwise?

 

Credit and thanks to Harold Bussell

Further Reflection – Son of the Father

For study and further reflection from our most recent message Son of the Father, the fourth in our series Jesus, Name Above All Names, we encourage the use of the following questions.

If you missed last Sunday’s (3/6) message, you can stream or download it here.

Scripture Reading: John 5:16-30

Life through the Son John Chapter 5 verses 16-28
What was the result for Jesus after this healing in verses 1-15?
How did his response to the Jewish leaders only intensify their opposition?
Why would Jesus do this?
In what ways is Jesus equal with the father according to verses 26 & 27?
What claims does Jesus make about himself?
What is the promise?
What happens to those who hear and believer according to verses 24-30?
To those who do not?
How would you describe the business that God the Father and God the Son are in?

Personal Reflections
When in your life has your faith in Jesus Christ immediately thrown you into a crisis with others?
How have you handed that or grown as a result of it?
If you had to explain to someone what verse 24 means in your own words, how would you put it?
In your own spiritual journey, when did you come to understand this truth?
How did it affect your self-image? Your lifestyle? Your life goals?
Special thanks to Harold Bussell.