LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Your Life

Did you have a favorite teacher growing up? Tell the group about her/him.

What are the qualities and characteristics of a great teacher?

A dilemma is a difficult decision between two opposing choices; tell your group of a recent dilemma you were in.

In Jesus’ day, “you have a demon” often meant “you’re a lunatic.” Read vv. 19-20. Does this sound like an overly strong reaction? Why do you think they said this?

Read Matthew 7:28-29, then vv. 24-27. What is the famous sermon Jesus had just concluded? How does being “amazed” or “moved” by a teaching get substituted for putting it into practice?

Is there any area of your life where you “like how Jesus teaches” but have been unwilling to do what he says?

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Jesus is _________ ?

“Jesus is a Dilemma”

John 7:14-31

1. Some say Jesus is a great teacher.




2. Some say Jesus is a false teacher.

Claimed to come from God.

Claimed to speak for God.

Claimed to be God.

3. Some say Jesus is a deranged teacher.

Demon-possessed = insane

“Messiah complex

Delusional; therefore dangerous

4. Who do you say Jesus is?




Understanding the teaching of Jesus creates a trilemma of judgment and a dilemma of decision.

If Jesus is Lord, then we are either living surrendered or living in rebellion.

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Spirit-led Servant/Living Surrendered