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Vision Sunday: "Come and See"

October 1, 2017 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: Stand Alone

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: John 1:35–1:49

Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we look at our calling to be a church concerned with those outside our walls.

Discussion Questions

  1. Sermon Discussion Questions

     

    1.What comes to mind when you think about sharing the gospel? Are there any fears or anxieties that you often face when it comes to sharing the gospel?

    2.Who comes to mind when you think about sharing the gospel? Who first shared the gospel with you?

    3.Read John 3:25–30. What do we see from John’s heart here that is crucial for his ministry? How can you emulate this same sort of heart in ministry?

    4.Read John 1:35–37. John uses his influence to point his disciples to Jesus. Take some time and think about with whom God has given you influence (either official or unofficial). What would it look like to insert Jesus into that relationship?

    5.Read John 1:38–39. Here Jesus cuts to the hearts of these two men. Why are we so often caught up in frivolity? What is the danger of only living on this level? What would it look like for you to intentionally insert the gospel into your relationships?

    6.Jesus does share the gospel through carefully-worded arguments but through an invitation to relationship. How does that encourage you in your own ministry?

    7.Read John 1:40–42. The first thing Andrew does after encountering Jesus is sharing Jesus with his brother. Do you have any family that God has impressed upon your heart with whom to share the gospel?

    8.Read John 1:43–46. The first thing Philip does after encountering Jesus is sharing Jesus with his friend Nathanael. Do you have any friends that God may be calling you to invite to encounter Jesus?

    9.How does Nathanael respond to Philip’s invitation? What can we learn from Philip’s response when we face hostility in our own lives?

    10.What does it mean for Jesus to carry the burden of proof, not us? How is that freeing in sharing the gospel?

    11.Take some time to think about and pray about those that God has placed in your path with whom you could share the gospel. What would it look like to invite them to “come and see”?

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