If you missed the sermon you can pick it up here.
- Read through the passage and discuss why Jesus starts off with the words He does. i.e. what is the background to this passage.
- What does the bible tell us about heaven?
- As a group, discuss what you feel about eternity.
- Jesus makes it clear to us here that there is no other way to be saved. How can we use this passage when speaking to people who are not Christians.
- As you have looked at the questions above you will have seen some areas of application for us. Which other ways should we be applying this passage?
Here is the sermon, in case you missed it: Your Choice
1. Read through the ‘Good shepherd passage’ John 10: 7-18. As a group discuss the passage, unpicking the various aspects i.e. who are the sheep, who is the hired man etc. etc.
2. Sunday’s message focused on verse 10. What is this ‘rich and satisfying life’ that Jesus talks about? How might Christians be missing out on experiencing this life in the present?
3. The Gospel message is more than ‘God is Love’ – Discuss.
4. People need to hear the Gospel. A) how can we as individuals tell them? B) how as a church can we encourage and enable each other to share that Good News.
5. Spend some time in prayer thanking God for those who visited on Sunday and also praying for those individuals.
Some study questions based on James 1:1-11.
Here’s the sermon if you missed it… Life has it’s troubles
- What do we know about the author of the book James and who he was writing to; what was his purpose in writing?
- Verse 2 – How can trouble be an opportunity for great joy?
- Discuss the process James lays out in verses 3&4 – how does that match your experience?
- What is the wisdom described by James in verse 5, and why do we need it?
- Verses 6 to 8 describe two approaches to prayer; describe and discuss them.
- What is the gist of verses 9 to 11?
- Where are the key applications, for us, from this passage?