Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Crunch Point

If you missed it, here's a link to the Sermon: Crunch Point

Reading: John 18:1-27

Group discussion points:
  1. What is the context of John 18, and what do the other gospel accounts say happened in the garden before Jesus’ arrest?
  2. Why does John seem to miss thing out?
  3. Why was Judas needed by the religious leaders to betray Jesus?
  4. How does Jesus show that He is in control and not the men with swords and clubs? Why did Jesus tell Peter to put his sword away?
  5. Why is John the only one that mentions Peter and Malchus by name?
  6. Who was Annas and why was he important? Who was the other disciple that followed Jesus?
  7. What was Peter’s first mistake?
  8. Why did he deny Jesus (vs. 17)?
  9. What was illegal about Jesus trial by Annas, the chief priests, scribes
    and elders?
  10. What did Jesus’ response to the enquiry prove?
  11. Why does John mention that it was one of Malchus’ relatives that was questioning Peter?
  12. How many times did Peter deny Jesus?
  13. How do the other gospels describe his denials?
  14. What was Peter’s reaction after he heard the cock crow?

Personal points to chat about with God
  1. What do you do to avoid temptation?
  2. What do you do when you find yourself tempted?
  3. What should you do?
  4. How can you be more like Jesus in facing betrayal and trials?