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 that you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did the sermon cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?
2. Do you believe the statement to be true that Jesus seeks those who will believe and worship Him? Recall your conversion and describe any ways in which the Lord sought you out? Describe your conversion experience and how the Lord has changed you?
3. According to scripture what is our response in salvation (cf. John 6:47; 20:31; Acts 16:30-31)? How are we able to “believe”; is this something we do or is it from the Lord (Ephesians 2:8-9)? Explain.
4. Why does Jesus refer to Himself with the title “Son of Man” (cf. John 1:51; 3:13-14; 5:27; 6:27; 8:28)? Describe the significance of this title? Read Daniel 7:13-14 and describe Daniel’s use of this title? Do you believe Jesus to be the Son of Man? Explain.
5. Looking at verses 36-38, the word “sir” in verse 36 and “Lord” in verse 38 are the same word in the Greek (kyrios). Why do you think the translators shifted the meaning of this word; what are they trying to represent? How did you come to view Jesus differently after your conversion; who was He to you before salvation? Explain.
6. When Jesus saves, He opens our spiritual eyes to reveal who He really is. Do you believe this to be the case with this man? Was his statement “Lord, I Believe” a reflection of conversion or just identification? What was this man’s response after belief? How does this challenge us in our response to Jesus?
7. Look at verse 39 where Jesus said “for judgment I came into this world”. Was Jesus’ sole purpose for coming, judgment? Does Jesus contradict Himself by making this statement (cf. John 3:17; 12:47)? What do you think He means by this statement (cf. John 5:22-27)?
8. It’s apparent that a division takes place in verse 41. What do you think Jesus means by this twofold statement “if you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, we see, your guilt remains” (cf. John 3:19)? Did Jesus’ coming to earth cause division (cf.Matt. 10: 34-39)? If so, explain how.
9. Please take time this week to reflect upon and give thanks for how God has blessed you and your family! It would be good to share some of your blessings with each other before your family meal and during your gathering as we celebrate Thanksgiving.