In This Series
- Who is Jesus?
- Who is Jesus? Part 2
- Witness #1: John the Baptist
- Different Approaches… Same Results
- The First Miracle
- The Cleansing of the Temple
- The New Birth
- He Must Increase… What About You?
- Life’s Crucial Issue
The Book of John (9)
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Who is Jesus? Part 2
Take Away / Application
What are you doing with Jesus? Are you a witness, full of grace and truth, in the world but not of the world?Fill-in Notes
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 the discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.
Keep your Bible open to John 1:6–18 throughout group discussion.
- What impacted you the most from today’s message?
- Read John 1:6–9, 15. John the Baptist was sent to be a witness, to testify about the coming Messiah, Jesus (Isaiah 40:3-5 & Malachi 3:1). What does it mean to be a witness for Jesus? How do you practically carry out witnessing or testifying? Share your success, struggles, doubts, and questions with your group.
- What are some ways that you can use your actions, as well as your words, to testify about Jesus? Share about a time when you had an opportunity to be a witness for Christ. Are you actively witnessing to someone right now?
- As Pastor described the reasoning behind the Nazarite vows. (Putting your affection, appetite, and appearance secondary to God). Share with the group what in your life you prioritize ahead of God?
- Christians are to be in the world but not of the world, see John 17:15–16. However, as mentioned in the message, Christians can become irrelevant in their witness because they become too close to the world and look no different than others around them. How can a Christian be an effective witness in the world yet not conform to it?
- Read John 1:10–11. What kind of welcome did Jesus experience when he came into the world? What kind of reception did Jesus experience when He came to His own people?
- Do you sometimes get impatient with people who have heard the message of Jesus more than once and still do not receive it? What should our response be to people who continue to wrestle with belief in Jesus? Hint, read the last five words in John 1:14, Colossians 4:5–6 and 1 Peter 3:15.
- When it comes to being full of grace and truth…If you asked the people around you which one you need to exhibit more, what do you think they would say? How will you begin to grow in that area this week?
- Read John 1:12–13. Discuss the three verbs in your notes: Believe… Receive… Become.
- What does it mean to have Jesus as Lord of your life? Why is this important? Is there any area of your life He isn’t Lord? (decisions, actions, finances, language, marriage, parenting, etc.) Share with the group, and in grace and truth help one another to put Jesus on the throne of our lives.