Daniel Fast 2017 - Day 11

Discovery Bible Study

The Gospel of John

John 11:45-54

45 Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin.

“What are we accomplishing?” they asked. “Here is this man performing many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.”

49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all! 50 You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.”

51 He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, 52 and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. 53 So from that day on they plotted to take his life.

54 Therefore Jesus no longer moved about publicly among the people of Judea. Instead he withdrew to a region near the wilderness, to a village called Ephraim, where he stayed with his disciples.


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Care:

What is one thing you are thankful for today and one thing that is stressing you out?

Accountability:

  1. How did you do yesterday/this week with your “I Will” statement?

  2. Who did you share with?

  3. Did you meet any needs of a neighbor or the community?

DISCOVER

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.

QUESTIONS:

  1. What does the passage tell you about God? Christ?

  2. What does the passage tell you about humanity?

  3. What does the passage tell you about the Kingdom of God?

  4. How does the passage change the way you think, act, or speak?

RESPOND:

Write an “I will” statement that fits with something you discovered in the passage (This week I will…).

Community:

  1. Is there someone you can share with this week?

  2. Is there anyone we know how a need you can serve?

  3. Is there anyone we can bless as a group?

Daniel Fast 2017- Day Ten

Discovery Bible Study

The Gospel of John

John 10:22-32

22 Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. 24 The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”

25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

31 Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, 32 but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”


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Care:

What is one thing you are thankful for today and one thing that is stressing you out?

Accountability:

  1. How did you do yesterday/this week with your “I Will” statement?

  2. Who did you share with?

  3. Did you meet any needs of a neighbor or the community?

DISCOVER

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.

QUESTIONS:

  1. What does the passage tell you about God? Christ?

  2. What does the passage tell you about humanity?

  3. What does the passage tell you about the Kingdom of God?

  4. How does the passage change the way you think, act, or speak?

RESPOND:

Write an “I will” statement that fits with something you discovered in the passage (This week I will…).

Community:

  1. Is there someone you can share with this week?

  2. Is there anyone we know how a need you can serve?

  3. Is there anyone we can bless as a group?

Daniel Fast 2017 - Day Nine

Discovery Bible Study

The Gospel of John

John 9:1-10

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

8 His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” 9 Some claimed that he was.

Others said, “No, he only looks like him.”

But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”

10 “How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.


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Care:

What is one thing you are thankful for today and one thing that is stressing you out?

Accountability:

  1. How did you do yesterday/this week with your “I Will” statement?

  2. Who did you share with?

  3. Did you meet any needs of a neighbor or the community?

DISCOVER

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.

QUESTIONS:

  1. What does the passage tell you about God? Christ?

  2. What does the passage tell you about humanity?

  3. What does the passage tell you about the Kingdom of God?

  4. How does the passage change the way you think, act, or speak?

RESPOND:

Write an “I will” statement that fits with something you discovered in the passage (This week I will…).

Community:

  1. Is there someone you can share with this week?

  2. Is there anyone we know how a need you can serve?

  3. Is there anyone we can bless as a group?

Daniel Fast 2017 - Day Eight

Discovery Bible Study

The Gospel of John

John 8:21-30

21 Once more Jesus said to them, “I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come.”

22 This made the Jews ask, “Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, ‘Where I go, you cannot come’?”

23 But he continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”

25 “Who are you?” they asked.

“Just what I have been telling you from the beginning,” Jesus replied. 26 “I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world.”

27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father. 28 So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. 29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.” 30 Even as he spoke, many believed in him.

 


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Care:

What is one thing you are thankful for today and one thing that is stressing you out?

Accountability:

  1. How did you do yesterday/this week with your “I Will” statement?

  2. Who did you share with?

  3. Did you meet any needs of a neighbor or the community?

DISCOVER

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.

QUESTIONS:

  1. What does the passage tell you about God? Christ?

  2. What does the passage tell you about humanity?

  3. What does the passage tell you about the Kingdom of God?

  4. How does the passage change the way you think, act, or speak?

RESPOND:

Write an “I will” statement that fits with something you discovered in the passage (This week I will…).

Community:

  1. Is there someone you can share with this week?

  2. Is there anyone we know how a need you can serve?

  3. Is there anyone we can bless as a group?

Daniel Fast 2017 - Day Seven

Discovery Bible Study

The Gospel of John

John 7:1-9

After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. 2 But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, 3 Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. 4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

6 Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. 8 You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” 9 After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee.


SHARE

Care:

What is one thing you are thankful for today and one thing that is stressing you out?

Accountability:

  1. How did you do yesterday/this week with your “I Will” statement?

  2. Who did you share with?

  3. Did you meet any needs of a neighbor or the community?

DISCOVER

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.

QUESTIONS:

  1. What does the passage tell you about God? Christ?

  2. What does the passage tell you about humanity?

  3. What does the passage tell you about the Kingdom of God?

  4. How does the passage change the way you think, act, or speak?

RESPOND:

Write an “I will” statement that fits with something you discovered in the passage (This week I will…).

Community:

  1. Is there someone you can share with this week?

  2. Is there anyone we know how a need you can serve?

  3. Is there anyone we can bless as a group?