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in John

John 2:1-11 - 27th February 2022

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read John 2:1-11
  2. What occasion is described?
    1. Where was it?Who was there?
    2. What problem arises?
    3. What happens?
  3. How does the author describe what happened? 
  4. What response is described?
  5. What conclusions does the author draw?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is the significance of the lack of wine at a wedding?
    1. Can you think of any Old Testament passages which could help us understand 
  2. What does Jesus mean by his response to his mother?
    1. What does it mean that his "hour has not yet come"?
  3. What does it mean he "manifested his glory"?
    1. What does this sign point to?
  4. What is the significance of the author's comment in v.11?
  5. How does this connect to the gospel? (Consider what it shows us about Jesus' identity. Look at the previous context- how does this connect?)

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How should we respond to this sign? 
    1. What does it show us about Jesus? (Consider his character, power, glory.)
    2. How should these answers change how we think, feel, live?
  2. Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made
  3. Sing All Glory Be To Christ
    in John

    John 1:1-18 - January 23rd 2022

    OBSERVATION
    What does it say?

    1. Read John 1:1–18
    2. Who's mentioned?
      1. What does the author tell us about "the Word"?
        1. How is v. 2 different than v. 1?
      2. What does the author tell us about John?
        1. Why did John come?
    3. What contrasts do you see? (look for words like "but" or "yet")
    4. How did "the Word" come into the world?
    5. How was "the Word" received?

    INTERPRETATION
    What does it mean?

    1. Summarize the passage in one sentence
    2. Who is the author? Is he the same John mentioned in v. 4–8?
    3. Read John 20:30–31.
      1. Why did John write his Gospel?
      2. How does that help us understand these opening verses?
      3. How does this connect to 1:12?
    4. Why is Jesus referred to as "the Word"?
    5. What other passages are alluded to in John 1:1–14? (e.g. Genesis 1:1)
      1. Why do you think John did that?
      2. What does this tell us about the identity/purpose of "the Word"?
    6. Why did the world not receive "the Word"?
    7. How does one become a child of God? Who makes that happen?
      1. What does it mean to receive Jesus/believe in his name?
    8. Why is it important that "the Word became flesh"? (v. 14)

    APPLICATION
    How should it change us?

    1. What truth about the Word do you need to remember or reflect on? (e.g. agent of creation/new creation, light of men, giver of life, etc.)
    2. How have you received Jesus? (Share how/when this happened)
    3. How should v.12–13 affect the way we pray and share our faith?
    4. Sing In Christ Alone to God and to one another.

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