November 6, 2022
Video Discussion Q+A
- What did the crowds of Galilee say about John and about Jesus? What do you think it shows about the people?
- They said John had a demon because of his clothes and appearance. They said Jesus was a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners. It shows that they did not have faith no matter what sign was given. Their eyes were blinded by their pride and they could not see the messiah was right in front of them.
- Why did Jesus denounce the cities of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum?
- Jesus did many of his miracles in these towns on the north side of the Sea of Galilee. They had many reasons and evidences that Jesus was the Messiah, but they did not believe. They had more reason to repent and turn to Christ, but the rejected. They had more evidence than did Sodom and Gomorrah and Tyre and Sidon, but they rejected and did not believe.
- Who has God revealed who Jesus is to? What does this say about faith?
- God has revealed the identity of who Jesus really is to ‘little children’. Jesus said unless you become as little children, you will not inherit the kingdom of God. This shows that we need to believe the truth of Jesus like a little child trusts in what their parent says.
- Who reveals who the Father is? What does this show about Jesus connection with the Father?
- Jesus is the one who reveals the Father. The Father and the Son are intimately connected. The 2 persons in the Triune God are working together to accomplish salvation and the will of God. It is through Jesus, that we know the Father (See John 14:8-9). Jesus chooses who he reveals himself to, showing that he is sovereign over salvation, and also, there is a call that goes out to anyone who truly wants to come to Jesus, can.
- What do we learn about the call Jesus gives to come to him? Who is it for? What do you receive when you come to him?
- Jesus offers this Gospel message to anyone. If you come to Jesus, its proof that he was working in you. We can love because he first loved us. We can receive rest because the commands of Jesus are easy and light. When we come to Jesus, he doesn’t lay more commands that he wont give us the power to do them. His heart is one that is gentle and lowly (or humble). He promises that we will enter into his rest, one that we were always meant to enjoy and participate in (Genesis 2:2-3).