Thursday, October 2, 2008

Intensive Gospel Study: John 7

Reading Sheet
JOHN – Chapter 7

What/who was important to Jesus?


What needs did Jesus meet?

He promises Holy Spirit

What did Jesus ask or require of his followers?

Justly judge people rather than superficially judge them

What issues did Jesus address (relationships, work, money, character, religious practice, etc.)?
Judgmentalism---Zechariah 7:8-10: “8 And the word of the LORD came again to Zechariah: 9 "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.'” and Hosea 6:6: “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.” (NIV)

What is compelling to you about Jesus in this section?

His authority from God

How do followers respond to Jesus?
Believe Jesus is the One

What in this section challenges us to respond/ imitate/obey?

We should avoid judgmentalism

How did Jesus change the world (for an individual or for a community)? He sent us the Holy Spirit

What vision of being missional do you glimpse for yourself? For the church? The church should avoid superficially judging people based on the way they look or act (physical appearances) but be more concerned with social justice and judging their own spirituality

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