At Watermark our desire is that you wouldn’t just listen to the Sunday message, but that you would also think through and apply the teaching to your life. One way we want to help you do that is by providing discussion questions each week here on our blog starting today! Feel free to use these questions to spark conversations with your family, friends, and community group. where we’ll be happy to dialogue with you on your thoughts, or any questions you may have on the topic. Looking forward to further diving into God’s Word with you.
Discussion Questions: April 14, 2013
1. Do you believe you are the means to someone else’s transformation? If so, when was the last time you had a meaningful conversation with someone who is far from God? Who are you currently praying for that they may know the hope of our Savior?
2. What do you think Jesus meant when He said:
“I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do.”
“If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.”
3. Do you think we are expected to do miracles as Jesus and His Apostles did? If not, what are the “greater works” Jesus spoke of? How are we to understand and apply this text?
4. Todd argued that miracles primarily occur four times in Scripture with Moses, the prophets, Jesus and then with the apostles. The Lord used them to authenticate both the message and the messenger. Do you believe God still works miracles today? Why or why not? Are miracles reserved for certain people to perform? Or, are all believers to be a part of God’s kingdom program? Have you witnessed a miracle? (Note: Check out this sermon to learn more about what the Bible teaches on the gift of tongues.”
5. Is there anyone in your life who is giving thanks for the “greater works” you have done? What stories of life transformation can you tell as a result of your faithfulness?
6. What do John 1:12, 3:16, 18, 36; 5:24; 6:35, 47; 7:38; 11:25; 12:46 have to do with John 14:12?
7. What does it mean to “pray in Jesus’ name” and how do 1 John 5:14-15, John 15:7-8 and James 4:1-3 help us understand Jesus’s words in John 14: 13-14?
8. Based on Todd’s message Sumday, how could you respond when someone says, “I hate how people talk so much about Watermark”?
9. Have you been to Watermark’s Facebook page yet to record your John1412 story? (or #john1412 on twitter)? If not, please take a second to visit our JOHN1412 story wall, read the stories, and leave your own.
Please be sure to leave a comment below with your thoughts to any of these questions.