Week 12 John

Aug 27, 2023    Erik Miller

Main Point: The transformational love of Jesus softens and shapes the heart of His followers.


What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you? What did you learn about God through the study of John?

What details do you know about John’s life? Which details seem the most important to you?

Read Mark 3:13-19. What name did Jesus give to James and John? What does it reveal about their personalities when they started following Jesus?

Read Mark 10:35-45. What did James and John ask Jesus for? What was his response? What did the cup and baptism represent? How would James and John share in these things?

Why were the other disciples angry with James and John? How did Jesus use this conflict to teach His disciples about the nature of servant leadership?

Read Luke 9:51-56. How did the Jews and the Samaritans get along? How was this relationship reflected in James and John’s words? Why did Jesus rebuke them?

Read Acts 8:14-17. How did things come full circle for John and the Samaritans? How is this a demonstration of the power of the Gospel?

Read 1 John 3:16-18 and 4:7-12. What did John say about love in these passages? What connections did John make between being loved by God and loving others? How should the love of God shape our love for others?

What similarities do you see in Jesus’ teaching and the writings of John? (See John 13:34-35 and John 15:9-17)

What things did you learn about God through the life of John? How has God challenged you to love Him and the people around you more through this message?

What is one specific thing you can do this week to put into practice what you learned in this message?