Discovery Bible Study
The Gospel of John
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.
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?