Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Lifegroup map 4/19/09 “What are you looking for, really?” John 5:30-46

Please choose any One of the following Ice breakers:

(Everyone doesn’t have to answer the same one… pick the one you like!)

  • What PC/internet game are you most addicted to???

  • Share the last time you tried something new in your faith.

  • Do you “twitter” online?

Life exploration time: Read out-loud John 5:30-46

~ What seems to be the major disagreement/contention, in this passage, that Jesus has with His audience?

~ It’s not always the easiest thing to do, to consistently apply the Bible accurately today as we weigh-out the meaning of God’s commands: Which instructions were temporary, or what ones are eternal...

i.e., grasping what was written only for them back then/what is always Biblically true for us today.

  • How do you avoid “picking & choosing” when you read the Bible?

~ Read JN 5:38-40.

  • What is Jesus pointing out by bringing up their absence of having the Word abiding/dwelling in them?

  • Why did their method of study/search of the Scriptures fall short?

  • How could they have read the Bible so thoroughly, systematically, and meticulously, and yet rejected Jesus?

~ How could these people have been such strict students of the Word, sincerely attempting to be faithful to interpreting the Word of God, but not have God’s love (see JN 5:42)?

Personal Reflection time:

What steps am I personally taking to avoid the mistake of habitual vain/futile/inept Bible Study habits?

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