Sunday Bible Study: Jesus Comforts His Disciples – The Way to the Father

Sunday Bible Study: Jesus Comforts His Disciples – The Way to the Father

Step 1:  Opening and Introduction to the lesson –  What is your favorite room in the house?  Why?  Can you remember a time when you got lost?  What happened?

Step 2:  Hear – Read:  Jesus Comforts His Disciples; The Way to the Father:  John 14:1-14.

Step 3:  Explore – Discover the Passage

  1. What comfort does Jesus offer his disciples?  Look at 13:36, 14:6,8 and verse 22.  What problems are the disciples struggling with?
  • Put Jesus’ statement in 14:6-7 in your own words.  How does 1:18 relate to what Jesus says in 14:9?
  • With what tone of voice do you imagine Jesus speaking in verses 9-14?  What evidence does Jesus give for his claims?  How does he establish his authority?  How does he establish his relation to the father?
  • Do you think the promises Jesus makes in verses 12-14 are blank check promises about prayer?  In verse 12, does he mean the church will do works greater in power?  Greater in scope?  How could this be? 

Step 4:  Connect – Apply the Passage:

  1. If Jesus is the Way, do you feel you are on a bumpy dead-end street, or on a four-lane highway?  When was the last time your heart was troubled?  Why?
  • In light of 14:6, how would you respond to someone who says, “there are many ways to God”?
  • What has been revealed to you about the Father recently?

 ow can you fulfill this commandment    

  • What examples have you seen where the pupil becomes greater than the teacher?

Step 5: Reflect:  And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.  You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

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