What A Night!

John 13:18-30

Life Group Questions

1. If you were not able to hear this week’s sermon, consider going to the church website and listening to it. What are some main ideas you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did the sermon cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?

2. There are several times in the Gospel of John that we are told Scripture must be fulfilled. Do you believe that all Scripture and/or prophesies have and/or will be fulfilled? Why is it necessary for Scripture to be fulfilled? What would happen if Scripture was not fulfilled; what are some implications?

3. Do you think Jesus performed acts in order to simply fulfill Scripture? In other words, do you believe the actions of Jesus were dictated by Scripture; did He feel obligated to do such things? Describe the relationship between what Jesus did, how He lived His life, and the idea of prophesies that were to be fulfilled by Him.

4. Do you believe Judas had a choice in whether or not he would betray Jesus? Since Scripture foretold that Judas would betray Jesus, do you believe he was doomed to do it? Did God make Judas betray Jesus or was He simply foretelling what would happen? Could there have been a different person, not necessarily Judas, who carried out the betrayal? Explain.

5. Have you ever felt betrayed by a very close friend? Take some time to elaborate on what took place. How did you feel when you discovered your friend had betrayed you? How did their actions affect your attitude toward them? How should we react in such situations?

6. Describe the attitude and actions of Jesus toward Judas despite Him knowing Judas’ intentions. Why do you think Jesus did not simply confront Judas about his planned betrayal? Why do you think Jesus actually told Judas to hasten to carry out his plan? How does this compare to Jesus telling Peter that He would pray for him (cf. Luke 22:31)?

7. List some of the events, teachings and miracles that Judas witnessed in the life and ministry of Christ. Do you find it difficult to think that Judas, one of the twelve disciples, would betray Christ after spending three years with Him? What does this possibly show us about the nature of man? What does this show us about our need for the work of God in the human heart?

8. Describe the actions and questions of the disciples on this night. Can you believe they did not catch on to the fact that Judas was the betrayer? Why or why not? Why do you think they missed this character flaw in Judas? Who is the one who was leaning on “Jesus’ bosom”? Describe the meaning and significance of the phrase “the disciple whom Jesus loved”. Who is that disciple?

by Terry Beatty
/  Lead Teacher and Ministry Vision

Macedonia Baptist Church
10481 NC 42 West, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540
(919) 567-3460


Macedonia Baptist Church
10481 NC 42 West, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540
(919) 567-3460


Macedonia Baptist Church   /   10481 NC 42 West, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540   /   (919) 567-3460