Bible Stories for Adults

Jesus is the Way to the Father

John 14:1-14

Welcome and Announcements
    Next Week - Jesus Teaches Us to Pray (Matthew 6:5-15)
    Bible Words to Remember:
      My Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:40

Opening Prayer

Jesus' Last Week of Glory (John 12)
    How did Jesus' last week begin?
      John 12:12-13
    Did His disciples understand the meanings behind the praises?
      John 12:16
    Did the news of Jesus spread or dwindle during His last week?
      John 12:17-18, 20-21

    How did the "devout" Pharisee Jews feel about what they saw?
      John 12:19
    Why was it important for many to hear about Jesus at this time?
      John 12:23

    How did God the Father even further strengthen the news of Jesus as His Son?
      John 12:28-30
    Did this special revelation help the Jewish leaders believe in Him?
      John 12:37
    Did any religious leaders accept Jesus as the Messiah or were they all against Him?
      John 12:42-43

Jesus' Last Week of Trouble (John 13)
    Did Jesus relish in the glory, praise & attention He received during His last week?
      John 12:27
    Did His distress diminish as the week progressed?
      Mark 14:32-34
    How much anguish was Jesus really in?
      Luke 22:44

    Was Jesus overwhelmed with His impending suffering & death, or was He distracted by His fame?
      John 13:1
    How did Jesus try to prepare them for what was about to happen?
      John 13:31-33
    Did Jesus expect them to understand what He was saying?
      John 13:7

The Apostles' Understanding (John 13)
    Did the apostles at least understand that Jesus was about to offer His life as the sacrificial lamb?
      John 13:3-6, 8
    Was it just Peter, or were the other apostles expecting Jesus to become a king?
      Matthew 20:20-21

    Did they understand better after Jesus had been crucified?
      Luke 24:21
    Did they finally understand after Jesus arose?
      Acts 1:6
    When would they eventually understand?
      John 14:25-26
    When did they finally understand?
      Acts 2:1, 4, 32-33
    Can we expect to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit as the apostles did?
      Acts 2:37-39

The Apostles Don't Want Jesus to Leave (John 14)
    What was one thing that Jesus felt His apostles should understand at this time?
      John 13:33
    Knowing Jesus was deeply troubled of danger in Jerusalem, what did the disciples naturally ask?
      John 13:36
    How did The Rock (Peter) voice his solid commitment to stand behind Jesus?
      John 13:37-38

    How did Jesus try to calm the confused and upset apostles?
      John 14:1
    Did Jesus answer their question of where He was going?
      John 14:2b-4

    What question did Jesus' answer raise in the disciples who wanted to stay with Him?
      John 14:5
    How did Jesus tell them the directions to His Father's house?
      John 14:6-7

    How did Philip show that they had no idea what Jesus was saying?
      John 14:8
    How did Jesus answer this stupid question?
      John 14:9-11

    What would Jesus do for His people while He is with the Father?
      John 14:12-14
    What would Jesus leave with them while He was gone?
      John 14:16-17, 26-27

My Father's House (Revelation 21)
    Would there really be plenty of room with Jesus for all who follow Him?
      John 14:2
    How did John describe the vast size of the Father's house in his apocalyptic book?
      Revelation 21:15-17
    How special and ornate is this place Jesus has prepared?
      Revelation 21:18-19a, 21

    Is this great place intended for God or His people?
      Revelation 21:1-4
    Why isn't there a temple in God's great city?
      Revelation 21:22
    Why is there no need for the sun, the moon or light bulbs?
      Revelation 21:23

Into the Promised Land (John 14:3)
    How were God's Old Testament people led to a place of rest?
      Numbers 10:33
    How are we as God's New Testament people led to our place of rest?
      John 14:3
    How was Israel shown the way into the fulfillment of God's truth of life in the Promised Land?
      Joshua 3:17
    How are we, as the New Israel, shown the way of God's truth of life in the Promised Land?
      John 14:6

The Way, The Truth and The Life (John 14:6)
    How did man come to the Father under the Old Testament covenant?
      Hebrews 9:1-3, 6-8
    How is Jesus The Way to the Father under God's New covenant?
      Hebrews 10:19-20
    How did God specially show us that Jesus opened a way for us into His Most Holy Place?
      Mark 15:37-38
    Why is it important that Jesus is The Truth?
      John 8:24, 31-32
    How is Jesus The Life that God intends for His people?
      John 6:33-35, 40

    Is there any other True Way to receive Life?
      Acts 4:12
    What do we have to do to earn this Way into True Life?
      Ephesians 2:8-9
    How do we build our faith enough to earn our Way into True Life?
      1 Corinthians 12:3

The Son Shows Us the Father (John 14:7-11)
    How did Jesus respond when the disciples asked to see the Father?
      John 14:7-11
    Before Jesus, had any man ever seen God the Father?
      John 1:18

    How does Jesus show us the Father?
      Colossians 1:15
    How is Jesus the image of the invisible God?
      Hebrews 1:3a
    If Jesus shines God's light so brightly, how can unbelievers not see Him?
      2 Corinthians 4:4

Ask in My Name (John 14:12-14)
    How do Christians radiate Christ's glory?
      John 14:12
    What does Jesus promise for the lives of those who have faith in Him?
      John 14:13-14
    For what and how do we make requests of Jesus?
      Come next Sunday and find out
      Jesus Teaches Us to Pray (Matthew 6:5-15)

Closing Prayer

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