July 15th - John 10:22-42 | Actions Speak Louder Than Words

JOHN 10:22-42 | Actions Speak Louder Than Words

  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. Read John 10:22-24
      1. What Jewish holiday is the “festival of Dedication” known as today? (Hanukkah)
      2. This holiday/festival celebrated when the Jewish people fought off a foreign empire, purified the temple, and rededicated themselves to God. Why is that context significant with the crowds question if Jesus is the Christ/Messiah in Verse 24?
    2. Read John 10:25-39
      1. In this passage, Jesus makes his claim to be one with the heavenly Father and the Christ/Messiah and tells the crowd that his actions testify to his identity
        1. What miracles has Jesus done so far in John?
        2. How do Jesus’ actions speak louder than words in revealing his identity as Christ and one with the Father?
    3. Read John 10:27
      1. Jesus says that his followers (sheep) hear his voice and they follow/obey him. How do our actions speak louder than words is showing our relationship with Jesus?
      2. Read John 15:1-2 — What does this reveal about our actions “fruit” if we are a part of the “vine” (God’s people)?
      3. Do your actions in your work/workplace reflect your relationship with God? What could you improve there?
      4. Do your actions with your spouse or kids reflect your relationship with God? In what ways can you reflect Christ in the home?
    4. Read John 10:40-42
      1. Many in the crowd follow Jesus because John the Baptist told them about him. Like Jesus, John the Baptist actions set him apart from the religious teachers of the day so that when he told the crowd about Jesus they trusted him and sought out Jesus.
        1. Why are our actions so important in sharing Jesus with others?
        2. How does our love for one another point people to Jesus?
        3. How does continual sin hurt the reputation of the Gospel, the Church, and other Christians?
        4. What’s at stake if we don’t deal with sins among our fellows Christians seriously? 
    5. 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