MEET JESUS - Overcomer
Each week, as you take in the Bible, find some friends to talk it out. You can follow this simple guide to help. First, R.E.A.D. and P.R.A.Y. on your own. Then, meet with friends to share what you've learned.
R - Retell it P - Praise
E - Examine it R - Repent
A - Apply it A - Ask
D - Discuss it Y - Yield
Sunday's Message Text: John 16:33
Bible Plan Readings - Week 14
Today marks the start of "Holy Week" which includes Jesus' arrival into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), The Last Supper/washing the disciples' feet (Maundy Thursday), Jesus' crucifixion, death, and burial (Good Friday), silence (Silent Saturday), and Jesus' resurrection (Resurrection Sunday). Which part of Holy Week interests you the most?
From Sunday's message in John 16:33 or the Meet Jesus Bible Reading Plan this week, what is impacting you the most? Was there a word, phrase, or Bible verse that impacted you? Hint: What did you highlight
What does Jesus tell his followers to let go of, and grab onto in John 16:33? What is the promise that all of the Bible is pointing to?
What are descriptors used for the LORD's servant in Isaiah 52:13-53:11? What is the irony of these verses?
Based on the Romans 5 reading this week, what makes Jesus' death so important? What separates Jesus when thousands had died in the same way he did?
What about Jesus being the Overcomer is encouraging you this week?
Holy Week and this week's Bible readings involve pain. The victory didn't exempt Jesus from pain. How does this help you where you are right now?
Is your current faith in the potential relief from pain or in the Reliever? Do you believe Jesus is better?
Who needs to hear that Jesus is their Overcomer this week? What do you want them to know?
Charles Spurgeon once said, "there is no balm for the heart like himself, no consolation of Israel comparable to his person and his work…whenever the cares of this life burden you, and your way seems hard for your weary feet, fly to your Lord…in Him there dwells such a fullness of comfort, that whether it be in summer or in winter the streams of comfort are always flowing.”
Start asking "Who is the 'I' in John 16:33 who has overcome the world. What makes him the Overcomer? This special week in history will teach you.