Welcome back to Week 2 in the Book of John. I have LOVED reading all of your reflections from your daily reading out on Instagram and Facebook. If you missed those discussions – I hope you will join us this week! They have been wonderful!!!
Here’s the link to last week’s posts in case you missed any of them:
Overcoming the Shame of Broken Relationships – based on our reading in John 4 and the Woman at the Well
If you are looking for guidance in the color coding and daily insight into the reading – please visit me on Instagram and visit the hashtag #WomenLivingWell – there are lots of women posting their pictures of their color coded Bibles and their reflections on our reading. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to do this and not all of our Bibles will look alike.
Here’s what mine looks like:
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This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
(Facebook Leaders: You can use this as your Facebook Header this week. Just right click and “save as” or screen shot it.)
This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
(Leaders: Copy and paste these into your groups. If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection.)
John chapter 6 is all about bread. First, Jesus feeds the multitudes physical bread and then Jesus shows them that He is their spiritual bread. Jesus said “I am the bread of life.” Jesus was showing them that just as bread was necessary for physical life; Jesus is necessary for eternal life.
Many of us turn to food not just because we are hungry but for emotional comfort as well. But what we really need is Jesus. Only he can satisfy the longings of our soul. Are you tempted to turn to other things or other people when your soul is not satisfied? How is Jesus your bread of life?
Jesus stood up in the temple courts and shouted out an invitation to all, to come and drink. The word “anyone” is all-inclusive – all nations, races, age, intelligence and classes are invited. Jesus even extended this invitation to his enemies. The only qualification was that they must be thirsty.
Jesus’ water is free – we simply need to be thirsty and drink. How do you know that your soul is thirsty? And how is Jesus your spring in the midst of your desert?
Apart from Jesus, we are under Satan’s rule and a slave to sin. Satan is a brutal master, a murderer from the beginning and the father of lies. Jesus came to bring us truth and to set us free!
In John 8:31, Jesus said that if we abide in His word, we will know the truth and the truth will set us free. How have you been set free from sin? And how have you been set free to live out the purpose that God has for your life through remaining in God’s word?
Sometimes when we see someone suffering we may think that it is a result of that person’s sin. In John 9, the disciples asked Jesus who sinned, the parents or the blind man. Jesus explained that his suffering was not a result of sin but because God had a plan to display his great work through him.
Is there an area in your life – or maybe in the life of a family member or friend – where you have seen suffering and then God did a mighty work through that person and God was glorified? Write what happened below. How does seeing God at work in the midst of suffering encourage you?
When we think about the abundant life, we tend to think of an abundance of possessions but this is not what Jesus was talking about. Our abundant life began the moment we looked to Jesus as our Savior and inherited eternal life in heaven. We have a spiritual abundance that no one can take from us. No thief can steal it. God is always with us.
The Christian’s abundant life is one of enjoying the love, peace, grace and truth of our Heavenly Father. He is so very good – even when life is hard, even when our bank accounts are low, and even when life feels mundane. How has God abundantly blessed you inwardly?
To print the 21 Discussion Questions for John – Click Here.
This Week’s Verses of the Day:
(Leaders: You can use these images in your groups by using right click and “save as” or screen shoting them.)
Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for John 6-10.
Here’s the Printable
Bible Reading Plan Bookmark
so you can check off the days as you go.
Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
And the Bible Coloring Bookmark:Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart
Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:
Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible and the ESV Journaling Bible as my personal study Bible.
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Have a wonderful week in God’s Word – I’ll see you back here on the blog this Friday as we go deeper into God’s Word together!
Walk with the King,
Did you miss last week’s video? Here it is again!
**IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION** In last week’s video, I shared about a time in my life when I did some “hiding”. It was only after I uploaded the video to youtube – that I realized I left out an important detail. So please let me clarify, that when I shared that I was dropping my children off for youth group and then driving away to be alone with the Lord — I neglected to clarify that I was only skipping Sunday School and I DID return to church for the Worship Service.