In verses 35–36...
- What tittle does John give to Jesus?
- According to Dr Evans, what does the title mean?
When Jesus notices the two disciples following him, he turns to ask them a very important question in verse 38: What do you want from me? These two could have wanted a myriad of things, but all they wanted was to follow Jesus.
- What do you want from Jesus?
- What is he offering you?
Dr. Evans shared, “When you come to Jesus, you get more than an exciting offer from the Lamb, you get an exciting future of serving him.” Jesus knew Simon’s history and gave him purpose for his future. Jesus knows your history, and that won’t stop him from using you in big ways.
- In what specific ways have you felt limited bu your past?
Dr. Evans said, “Many Christians want to go to heaven but want Jesus to leave them alone on earth.” It’s easy to follow Jesus to church on Sunday, but God wants you to make an impact for his kingdom every day.
- Are you following Jesus everyday?
- What evidence is there to proof you are?
When Jesus meets Philip, he gives him a simple command: follow me. He gives no promises about what tomorrow will hold, no assurance about an easy path, no conditions. Following Jesus is not circumstantial; it’s a decision to walk with the Messiah through all of your circumstances.
- When is it difficult for you to follow Jesus?
We can’t physically introduce people to Jesus, but can we can introduce them to Jesus through the Bible, the way we live, and prayer.
- How do you share Jesus to those around you?
Jesus promises to show Nathanael more of who he is simply because Nathanael believed in his words. Dr. Evans noted, “God will only show you more of himself when he sees you take him at his word."
- What are some ways you can trust God more in every area of your life?
Dr. Evans called out a common problem in today’s church. Some Christians live like “spiritual secret agents,” claiming to be Christians but not showing any evidence of faith in their life.
-In what situations are you hesitant to talk about Jesus?
- What can you do to live more boldly for Him?
John 1 introduces us to Jesus and teaches us how to rightly respond to him. He is the Lamb of God, the Christ, the one of whom the prophets wrote, the Son of God, and the king of Israel. And he came so that you might follow him and be changed forever.
When you trust in Jesus, you are saved for eternity and redeemed to make an impact for him in history. Life is not a holding pattern for heaven. Rather, it is an opportunity to build the kingdom of God.