March 9, 2014
Introduction: John 7
The book of John is both the easiest and hardest book of the Bible to read. The author speaks plainly, yet pointedly. As we journey through this study say this simple prayer: God speak to me, because I am listening.
Stuff Phil said:
“As we go further in John we see that John goes into more detail…highlighting the last week of Jesus’ life.”
“If you want to follow me [Jesus] turn from your selfish ways.”
“Self denial, putting stuff aside, that you want, so you can want what God wants.”
“When we give up something that we want it helps us to get closer to Jesus.”
“Saying YES to spiritual habits trains us to follow after God.”
What do you know about Lent?
Have you ever given something up to get closer to God? How did that change your spiritual life?
How does the statement, “If you want to follow me [Jesus] turn from your selfish way,” speak to you?
What kinds of things, have you observed, that people need to give up to have a deeper relationship with God?
What types of spiritual habits do you practice?
Have you gotten closer to God since starting these?
How can you deny yourself and follow Jesus this week?