Discussion Questions Set 1: Communication with God

  1. How does the sermon illustrate the importance of healthy communication in relationships, both with God and with others?
  2. Reflecting on your own relationship with Christ, how would you describe it? Is it thriving, strained, or somewhere in between?
  3. What are some common barriers to effective communication with God, as mentioned in the sermon?
  4. In what ways does God communicate with us, according to Hebrews 1:1-4?

Discussion Questions Set 2: Christ as the Word

  1. What does John 1:1 tell us about the nature of Christ as the Word?
  2. How does Jesus’ response to Philip in John 14:8-9 deepen our understanding of God’s communication through Christ?
  3. Discuss the significance of Hebrews 11:5-6 in relation to faith and communication with God.
  4. How can we apply the concept of Christ as the Word in our daily lives and interactions with others?

Discussion Questions Set 3: The Written and Spoken Word

  1. Why is the written and spoken Word of God essential for our spiritual growth, according to the sermon?
  2. Share examples of how you’ve experienced the transformative power of God’s Word in your life.
  3. How does John 5:36-39 emphasize the importance of recognizing Christ throughout the Scriptures?
  4. What steps can we take to incorporate regular Bible reading and meditation into our routines?

Discussion Questions Set 4: Active Listening and Faith

  1. Reflect on the relationship between active listening and spiritual prosperity, as mentioned in 2 Peter 1:3 and Joshua 1:8.
  2. How does actively listening to God’s Word help us combat sin, as discussed in Psalms 119:11?
  3. Discuss the difference between knowing God’s Word and truly believing it, drawing from John 3:16-19.
  4. Share practical strategies for strengthening your faith and active listening to God’s voice in your life.

Discussion #1

 

  1. Why does the author hesitate to give his readers further details? How does solid food help one mature in Christ (5:14)?
  2. How would you describe your spiritual appetite now:
    1. “I’ll just nibble”?
    2. “A good meal now and then is nice”?
    3. I’m famished for all I can get”?
    4. Why? 2.
  3. When have you been spiritually lazy? What motivated you again?

 

Discussion #2

  1. Who questions Jesus here (v. 23)? What do they be-lieve?
  2. How does their question ap-pear: Mocking? Serious? Scriptural (see Dt 25:5-10)? A trick?
  3. What aspects of their question does Jesus answer? Why is there no marriage in heaven?
  4. What hope does the resurrection give you? What one question would you like to ask Jesus about life after death?

 

 

Discussion #3

 

  1. What are the functions and images in the word “lamp”?
  2. What does it illuminate? How does it direct us?