Study Questions – 11th September

John Chapter 1 – A voice in the wilderness.

bible_iconHome group questions for a 45 minute Bible Study
There may not be time to explore all the questions in which case choose which ones you might like to discuss together.

These questions are based around Rob Grinsell’s talk in church on Sunday 11th September which you can listen to in full here

Warming up
Share with one another your own experience, observations and thoughts on the ‘wilderness experience’ of Christians.

  1. Verses 1 and 2. Have there been times when you felt spiritually lost?
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  3. How does John describe himself in v23?
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  5. Why does Jesus say that John is Elijah, (Matt 17.13) when John says he isn’t v21? Also see Luke 1.17.
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  7. Why is John’s baptism often described by theologians as the rebirth of Israel? What insights does this give us into our own baptism and rebirth?
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  9. Why does John’s baptism reveal the Messiah, (v31)?
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  11. How does Jesus address John’s doubts in Matthew 11:2-5? What insights does this give us about the internal and external confirmation of Gods will?

Listening To God
Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you about what you have learned and discussed.

Prayer points
Spend some time praying for those who have lost their way spiritually.