Lifegroup map 1/25/09 “Come and see” John 1:35-51
Please choose any of the following Ice breakers
(not everyone has to answer the same one):
If you could change your 1st name, what would you change it to and why?
The farthest location from home you’ve ever traveled to is????
What is your favorite free “sample” that the grocery store passes out?
Life exploration time: Read out loud John 1:35-51
~ What really stands out or fascinates you in this passage?
~ Briefly share: Who introduced you to Jesus, and what that was like.
~ We all are at different places/stages in our faith & we each grow at our own pace.
What is one goal you have for your current relationship with Jesus?
~ Most people today rarely consider what it would be like to spend the day with God. A currently popular book, “The Shack” is a tale about a man who (because of a terrible tragedy in his family) ends up spending time with God “face-to-face” in a rustic cabin/shack.
(Read Jn 1:35-42. Answer one of the questions below that most appeals to you)
If you could spend a day with Jesus, what would you want to talk about?
What would you expect it would be like to be with Jesus for the day?
How would your life be any different if you had an opportunity to experience a one-on-one afternoon with Jesus?
~ Why might it be more valuable to simply invite people to “come & see” and explore what Jesus is all about for themselves, as opposed to debating, arguing or “pushing” your views on them?
~ In tonight’s passage, several dynamics involving personal relationships impact the narrative. In Jn 1:43-51 Philip begins following Jesus; Philip then invites Nathanael to meet Jesus. Jesus at one point comments/questions the reason why Nathanael believed Jesus was the Son of God & King of Israel.
How can we too, in our day-and-age, help others discover the real Jesus?
Why do relationships still play a major role in people discovering Jesus?