Sermon on Sunday, November 6, 2011 by Pastor Thomas Tate
1. What insight, principle, or observation from this weekend’s message did you find to be most helpful or eye opening? Explain.
2. In John 4:27 what were the disciples so amazed about? Why do you think they were so amazed? Have you ever discovered a Biblical truth that is different than what you were brought up being taught? (Role of women, music, husband/wife relationship, use of alcohol, church governance…) How did you handle it? Did you change how you thought to fit the Bible? Read Proverbs 3:5-6.
3. Read John 4:31-34. What was Jesus disciples concerned about? What was Jesus concerned about? Why are so many church goes more concerned about where and when they are going to eat lunch than taking in God’s Word and Worshiping? What needs to change to in our hearts to be more like Jesus and more concerned about learning and doing the will of God? Read Luke 10:39-42. Who do you identify with more?
4. Read John 4:35-38. Jesus said these words immediately after saying that His food is to do the will of God; do you think there is a connection here? What is it? What is Jesus trying to teach us here? What are you going to do about it? Read Matthew 9:37. Why do you think so many are unwilling? Is there any good excuse?
5. Read John 4:28-30,39-42. What was the result of the Samaritan’s woman’s personal testimony? Do you think that all “true Christians” should have a personal encounter with Jesus at some point in there life? Don’t we always say it’s a “personal relationship”? Doesn’t that imply that we know Jesus personally, even outside of what we have read about Him?
7. Break up and practice sharing your personal testimony with someone in the group. Will you commit to sharing Jesus with the lost?