LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  1. Have you ever “jumped the fence” to get in some place you weren’t supposed to be?
  2. This allegory Jesus gives in John 10 is in direct response to the religious leaders who threw out the man who had been healed by Jesus in John 9 because he listened to and believed in Jesus. What does Jesus call these leaders? (vv. 1,8,10) Why such strong language? How aware/careful are you about listening to/following false teachers?
  3. Many people trust Jesus for salvation but look elsewhere for “a fulfilled life.” Why do you think this is?
  4. What is the connection between “the fulfilled, abundant life” of v. 10 and “knowing His voice” in v. 4?
  5. Read vv. 3-4. How do you personally “listen for” or “listen to” the voice of Jesus?
  6. How well do you know the voice of Jesus?
  7. What can you do to improve your ability to hear and recognize His voice?

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When Jesus Says I Am
John 10:1-10

When Jesus Says “I Am The Gate

He is revealing He is the only way

to the Father

to salvation

to abundant life

He is extending an invitation

to receive salvation

to be in relationship

He is offering intimacy in relationship

where we learn to know His voice

where our deepest needs are met

where He gives abundant life

Revelation is an invitation to intimacy.

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Connected to God through the Word & Prayer/Loving God