What Would Jesus Say – Week 3


  • How has Jesus impacted your life?
    • How has he given you new life?

Going deeper:

Read: John 11:1-44

  • Verse 4 contains a statement from Jesus that says Lazarus’ sickness would not end in death.
    • Sickness is a reality of this world, but Jesus offers an end outside of death.
      • Do you have the faith to believe that the sicknesses you endure have purpose?
      • According to verse 4, what happens as a result of the sickness without death?
      • Do you use your sicknesses/trials to bring God glory or distract?
  • Verse 25 contains an “I am” statement. It’s a powerful, self-defining statement from God Almighty.
    • What does it mean for Jesus to be the resurrection and the life?
    • How is it applicable for your faith today?
    • Why is it relevant for our world today?
      • Pastor Doug noted in the sermon that Jesus doesn’t just declare himself a “fixer.” He didn’t come just to make life easier or better; he came to define people’s lives; he is the life.
        • What’s the difference, and why is that significant?
  • Verse 33 says that Jesus was moved by the grief he saw, and in verse 35 it says that he wept.
    • Do you sometimes doubt that God cares?
    • What does this verse illustrate about God’s heart?
  • The rest of the passage details an incredible moment when Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.
    • Does this passage amaze you? Or have you heard it so many times that it’s lost its luster?
    • Do you need to be raised to a new life in Christ? If you’re confident in you new life with Christ, you’re still not off the hook. Keep reading.

Read Matthew 9:35-38

The Good News is for all people, but not everyone has heard it. It doesn’t take much more than a glance around the neighborhood to see people who are harassed and helpless, lost, or without a shepherd. This world is full of people looking for answers, but they continue to look in all the wrong places. Jesus is the answer. But how can people know unless someone tells them.

  • Are you moved enough by the pain of the world to go out into the harvest?
    • Where are you called to serve?
      • How can this group help you/hold you accountable?
      • For whose glory do you serve?
  • If you don’t feel called do go into the harvest at this time, what should you be doing? (Verse 38)
    • Will you commit to being faithful in prayer, having the conviction that the prayer of the righteous have power?


  • Spend some time as a group simply praying in gratitude to Jesus for what he’s done.
  • Pray for the Lord to send out workers into his harvest.
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