Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Lifegroup map 5/3/09  “Will work for food”  John 6:1-15


Please choose any One of the following Ice breakers:

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

·        What would you like to give away, that belongs to someone else?

·        How important is spending time with your family, to you?

·        Finish this sentence: “The problem with pirates is… ___________”


Life exploration time:  Read out-loud John 6:16-34


~ In Jn 6:16-21 John records where Jesus walks on the water.   How would you have responded to seeing Jesus, if you were one of the people in the boat?


~ In Jn 6:26, Jesus seems somewhat disappointed when He points out the real reason the people are seeking Him is because He recently fed them.  In reality, from time-to-time we all have similar self-centered, shallow motivations that push us toward Jesus… 

-Why is it hard for us to see/admit this self-centeredness in ourselves??


~ How do we “use” food to influence people today (Example: Pharmacy reps brining lunch into the doctor’s office to promote their product, business lunches to win favor with clients, church members inviting visitors/guests out for lunch after a worship service)?


~ In what ways do you see our contemporary “use” of food being inappropriate, and, in what ways is this appropriate to you?


~ What is the point Jesus is making in Jn 6:27 when He says not to labor for that which is perishable?


~ Why do people overly-focus on the here-and-now and disregard/ignore the reality of the afterlife?



Personal reflection:

Lifegroups are taking a break soon….  What will I miss about lifegroups over the summer?

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