Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on April 14, 2019:
- SUNDAY: John 1,
- MONDAY: John 2,
- TUESDAY: John 10,
- WEDNESDAY: John 12,
- THURSDAY: John 17,
- FRIDAY: John 18,
- SATURDAY: John 19,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Miraculous Sermon Title: Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind
Delivered On: April 7, 2019
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
Ask God to keep your heart open to miracles. Notice where His power has operated in your life and is present today. Pray for strength; to hold fast to the truth, stay grafted into Jesus, and be ready for the Holy Spirit to guide you and teach you. Pray to see spiritually, to not become blind and stubborn, instead remaining open to the truth.
Go through the Gospel of John, read and mark all the miracles you find. Pray and take notes, look for the subtle differences and dig deep to see what Jesus is demonstrating to us. Then look for the ways those miracles speak into your life today.
Small Group Discussion
How have you traditionally thought about what makes a miracle real?
Share a miracle that you have experienced or know about. What did it demonstrate?
The Pharisees doubted the miracles of Jesus- have you doubted, and why?
Read: John 9. Jesus performs a miracle to show God’s power. In what ways was His power demonstrated?
When you suffer, are you more likely to ask “why is this happening?” or “did I do something wrong?”, or to ask God to help you through?
How has the suffering you’ve experienced impacted your relationship with God?
Jesus tells us we can be spiritually blind. What does he mean? Have you ever thought yourself to be blind? If so, what was it like and how did it change?
The man blind from birth fell down in worship the moment Jesus revealed himself. Have you had that experience; what was it like and what led you to fall down in worship?
Jesus was ridiculed and mocked when he brought sight to the blind man. Have you been ridiculed or mocked for following Jesus? Describe what happened.