Small Group Studies >
Read John 3:1-8 from a couple of different translations. (Read any text notes on the phrase "born again" or "born from above.")
Lead Question for each section:
What stood out to you from this video or quote? What was your favorite part? Anything confuse you?
Section 1 - HCSKL 2010 Day 36 - (14:12 to 17:31) and (1:19:58 to 1:22:03) (You may remember listening to these videos in an earlier study - 43 - Heal the Sick - Preach the Kingdom.) -
15:40 & 1:19:55 - What's the connection between the things that Jesus is doing and the kingdom? (What is the kingdom?)
16:10 - In v.2 Nicodemus affirms Jesus - Nicodemus puts the focus is on Jesus. But Jesus flips the focus to born again believers. Why did Jesus do this? What was Jesus doing by flipping attention to believers?
16:55 - What's your reaction when you heard - "The things you're seeing and honoring through my life right now will be the same things you see in your life. And it's the kingdom that you're seeing."
Section 2 - Read the first Dan Mohler quote from this page (audio no longer available).
How is it possible that the things that we see happening through Jesus can happen through our lives as well? What has to happen for that to occur?
What does it mean to be "born again" or "born from above"? What were we originally born into? What are we born again into?
Section 3 - Read the second quote (audio no longer available).
How can the topic of healing be a stumbling block in the church?
What is it that God is ultimately wanting to do in us? And what is it that God is ultimately wanting to do through us?