Watch sermon: https://youtu.be/53bsXcwwssI
Here are some suggestions to accompany your viewing of the message:
Open in Prayer
Scripture Reading: John 17:1-11
Suggestions for Praise:
Farther Along. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IctD9l4F-ag
How Great Thou Art. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EueRjHaGbS4&list=RDEueRjHaGbS4&start_radio=1
Better Is One Day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Fj9bbEmVk
Let My Words Be Few. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqIA_l2ypk
All I Have Is Christ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX8-YEw3xFA
Points to Ponder:
When you think about a full and abundant life, what images come to mind? How does your relationship with Jesus influence your thinking about what life should really be? How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted your pursuit of “life”?
Do you think the Christian faith is a “leap in the dark”? Why or why not? What role should evidence or reason play in our seeking of God? Are subjective spiritual experiences an important aspect of our relationship with Jesus? What are some of the dangers or relying solely on objective evidence or solely on subjective spiritual experiences?
How does the concept of “eternal life” impact how you are currently living? The Apostle John tells us that eternal life is a gracious gift that we receive not when we depart from this earthly life but when we first trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. If you are a believer, how real is your experience of this “eternal life” right now?
The Apostle Paul says, “For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.” Phil. 1:21 What does it practically look like when your life’s primary focus is knowing Jesus more intimately (John 17:3). According to what we have studied in I John, what characteristics mark a life focused on Jesus Christ?