Main Idea: Jesus passes the light from His life to us, so that we can have light and life again.
Discussion Starter: Discuss a big decision you’ve made that was easy because it was a clear “yes” or “no.”
Introduction: We were all born into a dark world, where pain and suffering are evident (even at an early age). Any one who has ever held the mirror up to their own lives, observed their own problems, AND looked around at the pain and suffering of so many in this world, has asked: “God where are you?” or “Does a good, loving God really exist?” This Easter we heard about God’s ultimate answer to the question of pain: the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. God’s one and only son, God Himself in human form, taking on Himself the most painful thing in all existence, sin (discord and separation from God).
Primary Scriptures: Romans 5:8, John 10:10, John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10
- What does it mean to you personally that Jesus died for you?
- Read John 10:10 What has the enemy stolen (or tried to steal) from you? What has Jesus given you in abundance?
- Jesus said he came to give us “life.” What did He mean by that? Read John 17:1-3
- How can your daily life change by knowing that, if you are a Christ-follower, you have already begun that eternal, abundant life?
- What is an area of pride or stubbornness in your life that keeps you from seeing and resting in Jesus’ light?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Romans 5:8 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.
Getting to know you: How has God used the shared interest of this Group to show you that you are not alone in your suffering?
Getting to know them: How can your group reach out to each other between group meetings to encourage each other?
Getting to know Him: God uses the shared interest of this group to show you His love and light. How can you and your group find others with this shared interest to show them the real love of God?
Engaging at Faith Promise: How can you and your group suffer with those suffering at Faith Promise?
Engaging in Community: How can you and your group be a light in the dark places in your community?
Engaging the World: Find an area of the world that needs the light of Jesus. Or find a group that is already taking the light of Jesus to dark places. Discuss how your group can partner with people or organizations around the world.