LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  1. We all have problems of different kinds. What kind of problems are you more inclined to talk to others about? What kind are you less inclined to talk about?
  2. What kinds of problems are you having following Jesus?
  3. How does one know if they have moved from following Jesus out of curiosity to following him out of commitment?
  4. Read John 8:24-28. How much do you need to know of who Jesus in order to get saved? How much of that knowledge can come later?
  5. What’s the difference between believing in Jesus and believing Jesus?
  6. What are the marks of someone who is following Jesus?
  7. Are these marks present in your life?

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“Problems with Following Jesus”

John 8:12, 21-31

You can start following Jesus but not end up with Jesus.

1st Problem: Following Jesus out of mere curiosity.

        Curiosity is vital but should lead to commitment.

2nd Problem: Following Jesus with a critical spirit.

        Thinking critically is essential but judgmentalism is deadly.

3rd Problem: Following Jesus but not believing Jesus.

        Jesus is God in the flesh, sent to earth by the Father.

        Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life.

        Jesus died on the cross for our sins.

        Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven.

4th Problem: Following Jesus but not obeying Jesus.

        We will never see Jesus in heaven if we don’t follow Him here on earth.

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