Reflect Questions: Sunday June 3
Reflect Questions are designed to help you apply Sunday’s sermon to the everyday stuff of life. Prayerfully reflect on these questions throughout the week and consider discussing them with your home group.
- In John 7, Jesus tells us the reason people take offense of him (even hate him), is because he is “not of this world.” Once you accept the fact that Jesus is the sent son of God, everything changes. If he really is Lord, then following him will always require you to give something up in order to follow him or change some way of thinking in order to follow him. What area in your life does the lordship of Jesus offend? To help, consider:
- What area are you holding onto that you need to give up in order to truly follow him?
- Or, what way of thinking needs to change in order to truly follow him?
- Familiarity can be dangerous. Have you grown too familiar with the message of Jesus in your head that you don’t have a real sense of his majesty in your heart? In what ways can you encourage more “wonder at God’s grace” in your own life?
- Despite their shocking unbelief, Jesus presses on to keep sharing the gospel (6b)—something he sends his disciples to do in the following verses (7-13), and something he sends us to do as well as (Matt 28:19-20; John 17:18). How do you respond to this call? Do you more closely identify as someone who is too afraid to share the gospel (at the risk of offending) or who is too quick to offend (lacking a posture of grace)?