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Washing of Disciples' Feet

Lenten Study 2

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It Is Finished

March 21, 2021 • Bill Brunson

Read John 19:28-30 1) Although we might prefer to turn away, why is it important for us to look at Jesus’ time on the cross? 2) In John’s Gospel, Jesus’ last words were “it is finished!” What do those words mean to God, to Jesus, to you? 3) What does it mean to you to find and define your future through Jesus? 4) Change is possible and new is possible, but it takes effort. Is there a gap between your words and your actions and how would you like that to change? Give examples. 5) During Lent, we have looked at the last week of Jesus’ life. If there was just one week left in your life, what would you say, where would you spend your time, and what would you do?

Who? Me?

March 14, 2021 • Bill Brunson

Read John 18:15-27 1) While praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas, and defended by Peter, who cut off the ear of one of the high priests’ servants. Jesus tells Peter to put away his sword and then Jesus heals the servant. What do these actions reveal about Judas, Peter, and Jesus? 2) Peter was one of Jesus’ most trusted disciples and pledged his life and allegiance to his Lord. Yet Peter denied following Jesus, denied being a disciple, and denied even knowing Jesus. When have you, with words or actions, denied following Jesus, being a disciple, or even knowing him? Give examples. 3) Peter completely blew it on that night so long ago. Yet Jesus kept loving him, forgiving him, and calling him. All of us have “blown it” as well; what does it mean to you that Jesus still loves, forgives, and calls you? 4) In what order are your priorities today and what do you need to change to realign them to how Christ calls you to live?

Connected

March 7, 2021 • Bill Brunson

Read John 15: 1-8 1) Jesus tells us that He is the vine and we are the branches. In vineyards, the spot where the vine and the branch are connected is the strongest point. In light of Jesus’ words, what does that mean to you? 2) When we worship together, we are nurtured by Christ and one another. What nurtures you in worship? Give examples. In what other ways are you connected to Christ and others? Give examples. 3) In a vineyard, a branch that doesn’t bear fruit is pruned. What needs to be pruned in your life so you might bear fruit for Christ? 4) What fruit are you bearing for Christ, at home, at work, at school, in the community, and in your church? Give examples.