Sunday, December 10, 2017
1 John 3:5, Hebrews 4:15, John 8:56–59, John 14:7–9, Matthew 28:9, John 20:27–28
Take Away / Application
Jesus is God in the flesh and His life bears witness to that fact. How does this truth impact your beliefs and daily life?
Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have students figure things out together.
- Pastor Harrell has been speaking on the virgin birth the past two Sundays. Scientifically speaking, we cannot make sense of a virgin birth. How would you respond to someone who tells you that a virgin birth is impossible?
- Do you struggle with the things of God that defy human reasoning or “scientific proof”? Or does it bring you comfort knowing that God transcends what our finite minds deem as being possible?
- In the context of Jesus proclaiming His deity, put yourself in the shoes of the religious leaders of that time. They had been anxiously awaiting the arrival of their Savior, their Redeemer. How would you have responded with Jesus showing up and His teachings going against everything you expected? Does their response relate to how you view God today? Do you relate to the religious leaders of that time more than you would like to admit?
- If someone today were to claim they were sinless, how do you think the world would respond?
- In John 8:58, Jesus refers to himself as “I Am”. Which name (or nickname) of Jesus resonates with you the most? Why?
- In a politically correct society, what do you need to do to humbly share the Gospel with more people? Discuss what it’s like to share the Gospel. Have you ever done so? Have an open discussion on sharing the Gospel.
- If Jesus lived and walked the earth today and lived a sinless perfect life, would you follow Him closer or proclaim Him louder? Why or why not?