September 29, 2019 – Jesus the Light of the World

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Terry Beatty
September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019 – Jesus the Light of the World

John 8:12-20
Life Group Questions:

1.    If you were not able to hear this week’s sermon, consider going to the church website and listening to it. What are some main ideas that you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did the sermon cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?

2.    What are some thoughts that come to mind when you think of light? Do a word search and describe some of the significant occurrences of light in the Bible (cf. Genesis 1:3, etc.)? What are some ways in which light is used metaphorically in Scripture?

3.    Describe the significance, with regard to His deity, of Jesus declaring that He is light (1John 1:5). What does it mean that Jesus is light? Are believers light in the same manner as Jesus is light (cf. Matthew 5:14)? Explain this relationship.

4.    If Jesus is the light of the world, does that mean that all men have received light or been enlightened (cf. John 1:4; 9)? How would you respond to those who claim that since Jesus is the light of the world all people are saved (cf. vs. 12)? How is John using the word world in this context and how does it fit in with his other uses in his writings?

5.    Look at the following verses and write at least five observations: Provers 6:23; Isaiah 2:5; 9:2; 42:6; 49:6; 51:4 Psalm 27:1.

6.    What does it mean to walk in the light? How does walking in the light contrast with walking in the darkness? Describe a time when you struggled in the dark. What are some of the dangers and difficulties of walking in darkness? Describe how we can make spiritual application to this principle.

7.    Read the following passages: 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 5:8; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:6. Why should we be careful not to walk in spiritual darkness? What are some things that we should avoid so that we do not walk in the darkness?

8.    Do you believe that God desires for us to “enjoy” life? If so, what are some things that we should enjoy about life? Would you describe yourself as one who enjoys life? Why or why not? What does it mean that Christ is our life (cf. Colossians 3:1-4)?

9.    Describe the testimony of God (cf. 1 John 5:9; John 3:33)? What are some of the things that God has attested and promised that stand as most important to you? Read Revelation 21:22-27 and take some time to praise God for His wonderful Light.