Apparently Pastor Jeremy really likes bread. What’s your “go to” bread product? What’s the best bread based food you have ever eaten?
When Jesus declared himself to be the bread of life, what two images did “Jesus as bread” evoke for the Jewish listeners? Why were these two images so powerful for them as a people?
How was Jesus the fulfillment of each of those images?
What did sharing a meal together mean for ancient people and what does it mean for us today?
Jesus is the bread of LIFE. What are the three types of “life” that are talked about in Scripture? Which one was Jesus using here?
Have you ever had the perfect day and at some point you said “this is living”. What was it and what did you mean by that?
In John 10:10, Jesus says that “I have come that you may have life and have life more abundantly.” How does our definition and understating of “ZOE life” add to our understanding of this phrase?
Something always has to die in order for us to live and be nourished. When Jesus broke the bread with his disciples he said, “This is my body broken for you.” And then Jesus goes to the cross and he dies. Jesus died so that he could become your strength and your life. How can Jesus practically become this for you this week?
What things in your life do you have to have a compelling reason for doing?
John came along and said that the compelling reason for everything is Jesus. What life changes or decisions have you made because Jesus was your compelling reason?
Have you ever had someone come alongside you at just right the time? Someone who could understand what you were going through because they too had been through it?
This is what Jesus is for each of us - there is no place that we could go that Jesus hasn’t been. The bible calls us to sit down with him in our suffering. When has Jesus been a comfort to you in your suffering?
Throughout history, Christians, though few in number, have been some of the first to respond to the world's hurt and darkness. Because of these radical communities of love with Christ at the center, many people have also become followers of Jesus. How can you, in your Chrisitian community, take practical steps to live this way?