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?