June 17th - John 8:31-44 | The Truth Will Set You Free

JOHN 8:31-44 | 

  1. Introduction: 
    1. Icebreaker or Game
    2. Intro Video/Sermon Recap. (If the video doesn’t work you can do your own brief summary the same way.)
  2. Read & Discussion Questions:
    1. John 8:31-44
      1. Jesus says those who “hold” to his teaching are really his disciples:
        1. We can’t hold to his teachings if we don’t know them, so the first step is learning his teachings. How can we learn the teachings of Jesus?
        2. The second step is applying those teachings and holding to them. The Greek word translated as “hold” can also be translated as “to remain in, to persist in, to abide” — how can we remain and persist in holding to Jesus’ teachings?
      2. What’s the difference in perspective between a slave to master and a son to a Father?
        1. How does this relate to being slaves to sin as opposed to sons of God?
      3. Why is it ironic that these particular religious leaders are claiming to be the true children of Abraham and God? (Because they are trying to murder a righteous man)
      4. While people tend to see worldly things and other people as the enemy, Jesus teaches that he came to destroy the ultimate enemies of Sin and Satan. How do people often confuse who the real enemy is? (Thinking other people, whether another nation, race, etc is our actual enemy that we should fight against, rather than seeing the corruption and influence of Sin and Satan in people and nations.)
        1. We see this in Jesus’ ministry. While the Jews think the Romans are the real enemy, Jesus loves both the Jews and the Romans. He doesn’t want a war with either of them, he wages a war with Sin and Satan with are manipulating and corrupting the world to cause brokenness.
      5. Are you living as a son and daughter, or as a slave?
        1. If as a slave, read verses 31&32. How will you be set free?
    2. General Questions
      1. How did the sermon impact you?
      2. How did God speak to you Sunday?
      3. What action is God wanting you to take?
  3. Pray