Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message, “Does Jesus Really Give Us Life?,” from this past weekend at Eastbrook Church. This is the third and final part of our series, “3 Questions We All Have About Jesus,” where we delve into Jesus’ provocative statement: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
- How would you explain your goal in life, or your understanding of what ‘real life’ is?
- This week we conclude our three-week series, “3 Questions We All Have About Jesus,” by looking at Jesus as the Life. In John 14:6 Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Before you begin this study, ask God to reveal His truth to you as you read His word.
- The theme of life pervades Jesus’ teaching in the Gospel of John. Read the following verses which mention ‘life’ or ‘eternal life’ and describe what they tell us about God, Jesus, and life:
- John 1:4
- John 3:15-16
- John 4:14
- John 5:19-40
- John 6:35-58
- John 11:25-26
- John 12:23-26
- John 17:1-3
- In light of everything you just read, what do you think Jesus is trying to say in John 14:6-7 about being the way and the truth and the life?
- Some people say that religion – or even Christianity specifically – is a straightjacket that takes the ‘life’ out of life. What would you say to someone who feels this way? If you feel this way yourself, why do you feel this way?
- In John 10:10, Jesus makes one of His most well-known statements about death and life. Given the verses around it (John 10:1-18), what do you think it means to have full or abundant life in Jesus Christ?
- Would you say that you are living the abundant life in Jesus Christ right now? Why or why not? How might you take a step deeper into life with God?
- What is one specific thing that God is speaking to you through this study about the life with God found in Jesus? How will that shape your life in the coming week? If you are with a small group, discuss that with one another and pray for one another. If you are studying on your own, write it down and share it with someone.
[Response: As we draw this series to a close, you may still have unresolved questions about Jesus. We would love to talk through those with you in person or via email. Reach out with your questions either by emailing us (firstname.lastname@example.org), writing them on a connect card, visiting the Eastbrook Church Facebook page, or calling the church office (414.228.5220).]