Christ Is Glorified

John 13:31-38

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. Read Daniel 7:11-14. What is the significance of the term Son of Man? Why do you think Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of Man? How does John use this designation with regard to Jesus (cf. John 1:51; 3:13; 5:27; 6:27,53, 62; 8:28; etc.)?

3. What does it mean that Jesus is glorified? What kind of glory does Jesus possess? Is the glory of Jesus different from the glory of the Father? Explain. In what way was the glory of Jesus Christ seen (cf. John 1:14)?

4. Did the glory that Jesus had before the incarnation differ from the glory that He has now (cf. John 17:4)? How was the glory of Christ manifested while He was on the earth (cf. John 2:11; 11:4; Matthew 17:2)?

5. In John 13:31 Jesus states that now He is glorified. What exactly is Jesus referencing as the fulfillment of His glorification? Describe the relationship between the Father glorifying the Son and the Son glorifying the Father. What does this reciprocal glorification show us about their relationship?

6. What is the present state of Jesus’ glorification (cf. Acts 3:13; Philippians 2:5-11)? How does the idea of Jesus’ glorification relate to the teaching of Isaiah 49:1-6? Describe the glory of Jesus Christ to come (cf. Matthew 16:27).

7. In what way is the commandment that Jesus issues in John 13:34 new? In what way is this commandment not new (Deuteronomy 6:5-6; Leviticus 19:18; Mark 12:32-33; 1 John 2:7-10)? Do you believe this command was only intended for the first disciples? Why or why not? How are you doing with obedience to this command of Jesus?

8. Describe what love is? From where does love originate? What does it mean to love one another; is this a general or specific commandment? What does a person’s love or lack of love for others tell us about that person? Consider the following passages: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; Galatians 6:10; Luke 6:44-45.

9. Consider Peter’s response when asking Jesus why he could not go with Him. What does this tell us about Peter; positively and possibly negatively? Do you think it is wrong to ask God “Why” questions? Explain.

10. In what ways, if any, do you struggle with completely trusting the Lord? Do you ever struggle with trusting His plan for your life? Do you ever struggle with God’s timing? Do you ever struggle with relying upon God instead of your own perceived abilities? Take time to pray and ask God to help you trust Him in these areas.

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