Discovery Bible Study
The Gospel of John
23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
25 “Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”
29 Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech. 30 Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.”
31 “Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. 32 “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
What is one thing you are thankful for today and one thing that is stressing you out?
How did you do yesterday/this week with your “I Will” statement?
Who did you share with?
Did you meet any needs of a neighbor or the community?
Passage: Read the passage 2 times (aloud if you are able).
Retell: Write or tell the story using your own words as is you were having a cup of coffee with a friend. Do not say what you think it means, only what it says.
What does the passage tell you about God? Christ?
What does the passage tell you about humanity?
What does the passage tell you about the Kingdom of God?
How does the passage change the way you think, act, or speak?
Write an “I will” statement that fits with something you discovered in the passage (This week I will…).
Is there someone you can share with this week?
Is there anyone we know how a need you can serve?
- Is there anyone we can bless as a group?