The Narrative of Jesus’ Life
The below reading is one of key passages that inspired and affirmed the Reformation.
Reading from the Gospel
John 8:31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”
34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37 I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you. 38 I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.” (ESV)
Sharing your Faith
- What about this passage just doesn’t make sense? For a clue, look at Exodus 1:8-14.
- From what did Jesus set us free? For ideas, consider the following passages: Romans 2:12, 5:18-19 and 6:23.
- Share about a time you experienced the freedom given by Jesus.
Pray for One Another
Each person is invited to share a prayer request. Another participant will volunteer to offer the petition. Once everyone has chosen a prayer request, take turns offering the prayers aloud.
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