August 12th - John 12:37-50 | Living to Please God

JOHN 12:37-50 | Living to Please God

  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 12:37-43
        1. How do we harden our hearts against God?
        2. Why do the leaders who believe in Jesus not publicly confess that?
        3. What ways do we seek the praise of men instead of God?
      1. John 12:44-50
        1. What do these verses say about the connection of Jesus to God the Father?
        2. Why is Jesus’ claim hard to grasp and commit to?
      2. Calvin told a story of a man named Eric Liddell. Who was he and what did he do in choosing to please God over man?
      3. How can we choose to please God instead of man in our daily lives?
      4. Is there a situation where you’ve been pleasing man’s opinion instead of God’s? If so, what steps can you take to change that?
  3. Pray