Last week we looked at the beginning of John, which emphasizes the closeness between Jesus and God. Jesus is the Word/Verb of God, so by listening to what Jesus says and learning about what he does, we learn about God. So this coming Monday, let’s learn more about God . . .
In preparation for this week, I encourage you to read John chapters 2 and 3, as we will only get to part of the content. Here are some questions to consider from N.T. Wright as we look ahead to our study . . .
How is this sign at the wedding an example of the transforming power of God’s love?
How might you have responded if you had been a Jew worshiping in the temple on that day?
At this point in your encounters with Jesus through John’s Gospel, what is your response to him and his signs?
The Judaism that Nicodemus and Jesus both knew had a good deal to do with being born in to the right family. What mattered was being a child of Abraham. Why did Nicodemus find Jesus’ words so difficult to believe?
In verses 10-13, we have the first of many passages in which Jesus speaks about a new knowledge – indeed a new sort of knowing. What do we learn about this new sort of knowing?
I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Monday!