If Anyone is Thirsty, Come to Me

If Anyone is Thirsty, Come to Me
John 7:1-53
Why do we tend to doubt?

  1. The Disciples – John 7:1-11 – We don’t fully understand the mission of Jesus.
  2. The Crowd – John 7:12-31 – Fear can paralyze us – like the loss of comfort or change.
  3. The Religious Leaders – John 7:32-53 – Our hearts become hardened toward a downward spiral of unbelief.

Questions for Further Study:

  1. In what do people today put their faith?
  2. What ideas tend to cause division among the people you know?
  3. What questions did the people begin asking about Jesus? (John 7:25-26)
  4. Why was it significant that people knew where Jesus was from? (John 7:27)
  5. What did Jesus cry out in the temple court? (John 7:28-29)
  6. What did the people try to do? (John 7:30)
  7. Why were the people unsuccessful in trying to seize Jesus? (John 7:30)
  8. What reason did some of the people give for putting their faith in Jesus? (John 7:31)
  9. What did the Pharisees do when they heard the crowd talking about Jesus? (John 7:32)
  10. How long did Jesus say He would be with His audience? (John 7:33)
  11. What did Jesus say the people would be unable to do? (John 7:34)
  12. How did the Jews respond to what Jesus said? (John 7:35-36)
  13. What invitation did Jesus offer on the last day of the Feast? (John 7:37)
  14. What result did Jesus promise for those who believed in Him? (John 7:38)
  15. Why hadn’t the Spirit been given yet? (John 7:39)
  16. What conclusions did the people come to about Jesus? (John 7:40-41)
  17. Why did the people get confused over Jesus’ identity? (John 7:41-42)
  18. What effect did Jesus have on these people? (John 7:43)
  19. What did some of the people want to do? (John 7:44)
  20. What has the world as a whole concluded about Jesus?
  21. What can you tell about a person from his or her hometown?
  22. How has your background shaped you into the person you are today?
  23. When do you feel most refreshed in your relationship with Christ?
  24. How has Jesus caused division among groups of people with whom you are associated?
  25. How has Jesus satisfied your thirsts and longings in life?
  26. In what way do we attempt to satisfy our thirsts and longings in life outside of Christ?
  27. What specific thirst or longing do you need to trust Christ to satisfy this week?
  28. How can you refresh your relationship with God today?

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