September 23rd - John 15:18-16:4 | Worthy of Suffering For His Name

JOHN 15:18-16:4 | Worthy of Suffering For His Name

Introduction: Icebreaker or Game

Sermon Recap.

Read John 15:18-16:4

  • Around what date is the Gospel of John written?

  • What is happening to Christians during this time?

  • What 5 books of the New Testament are traditionally attributed to John for writing?

  • What is a major theme in these writings from John regarding persecution?

  • How many consecutive record years for persecution have their been?

  • What is the most persecuted religious group worldwide?

  • How does knowing our brothers and sisters in the faith are being persecuted worldwide challenge our own lives and faith in Jesus?

  • Does anyone personally know someone who has been persecuted? If so, share their story.

  • What can we do to help Christians who are being persecuted worldwide?

  • How does this text and seeing the lives of Jesus, his disciples, and all the other martyrs of history change our understanding of success as Christians?

  • How did the sermon impact you and how did God speak to you?

Pray: (1) For persecuted believers, (2) for our faith and faithfulness to grow.

RESOURCES:

HC Guide at www.wearecmc.com

Listen to the sermon: at www.wearecmc.com/sermons