covid-21 for families with Students

We have reordered the chapters, so that the most recent is on top. If you needed previous weeks you can click the Previous button on the bottom of the page. 

JOHN 15

Pray: Pray for Sara Beth that she would abide in Christ and submit to Him.

Read John 15:1-17

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

Share:

Verse 2- What does it mean to bear fruit? What does this actually look like in the life of a follower of Christ? (Galatians 5:22-23; John 15:12)

What happens to the branches that do not bear fruit? Why weren’t they producing fruit? (Titus 1:16)

What does it mean for a branch to be pruned? Why does God prune us? Share a time in your life where you felt like God was pruning you but you didn’t understand why he was cutting that part of your life away? 

 

Verse 4- Abide in me or remain in me means more than just to simply to continue to believe in Him…it means to live in union with Him. What is the difference in believing in Jesus and living in union with Him?

Has there ever been a time where you only believed but didn’t live in union with Christ? Was this spiritually fulfilling. Use this time to share with your student the difference of believing in Jesus (James 2:19) and following Jesus (Luke 9:23). 

JOHN 14

Pray:  Recently a group in Clarkston picked up all the completed back packs for foster kids. So, those will be distributed soon, pray for the kids and families receiving them, that God would use the packs to draw people to Himself and that they might believe on Him for eternal life. 

Read John 14:1-14

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

Share:

John 14

 

What does Jesus mean by the phrase, “my Father’s house”? 

 

Why does Jesus refer to heaven this way? (He wanted to reassure his disciples that it was a real place). 

Take this time to talk of heaven and hell, and that they are real places. Share the Gospel with you students through this conversation. 

 

Why do you think Jesus tells them about heaven? (In a time of uncertainty and difficulty, Jesus was still trying to encourage them.)

Share a few instances of uncertainty in your life where God has encouraged you in the moment.

 

Isn’t it good to know that we can trust Jesus? He told His disciples that if any of these things He was sharing with them weren’t true He would have told them. We know that whatever Jesus tells us is true. Every promise found in His word will come to pass no matter what, because God always stands behind His word. 

JOHN 13

Pray:  Pray for missionaries as they face discrimination due to COVID-19.  Some of our missionaries live among people who believe that all westerners have the virus and can give it to them.  Out of fear they seek to slander or physically injure the missionary.  Pray for their protection.  Pray against the spread of false information.

Read John 13:1-17

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

Share:

Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet

 

It was custom after a long journey for the first act of entering a house to wash feet. 

 

Why didn’t any of the disciples offer to wash feet? (Because if they washed Jesus feet, they would’ve had to wash the other’s feet). 

 

What does this say about their pride?

Would we have acted the same way as the disciples?

 

Read John 13:21-27. Jesus washed the feet of the one who would immediately betray him. What kind of example does this set for us as believers? 

 

Are there people in your life that you need to humble yourself and serve? 

JOHN 12

Pray: Pray for Sara to be diligent as she begins to learn a new language. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give her ability to communicate the gospel in her new language.

Read John 12:12-19

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

Share:

What is significant about Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey? 

 

Is this how conquering kings and generals would come into a town as victors?

 

Why do we call it the triumphal entry?

a. What happens to Jesus during this last week of his life? Read John 18:12 & 39-40; John 19:1- 3, 16-18, & 40.

b. From the world’s perspective, is this a triumph?

c. From a Christian’s perspective, what makes it so triumphal?

JOHN 11

Pray: Monel ask we pray for Haiti’s protection from the virus. The country has no medical personnel or equipment that could treat patients. He said for Haiti they would need a miracle.

Read John 11:1-44

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

Share:

JESUS RAISES LAZARUS

 

What did Jesus mean in verse 4, when He said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God maybe glorified through it.”

 

Why do you think Jesus was “deeply moved” and “greatly troubled” in verse 33. 

 

In verse 37, the people were basically complaining; “How could Jesus love them so much and let this happen.” As you read verse 38-44, reflect on verse 4 again. 

How does this relate to our lives?

How does Jesus sympathize with us? 

JOHN 10

Pray: Two weeks ago the Petersons unexpectedly closed up their house and took the long journey back to the US.  Their medical advisors strongly advised that they relocate in light of the pandemic (because of pre–existing medical conditions).  Pray for their family as they settle in here and look for ways to serve the community while following recommended guidelines.

Read John 10:1-17

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

Share:

THE GOOD SHEPHERD

 

What does it mean to be a shepherd? 

 

How does this relate to Christ being the good shepherd?

 

Because Jesus is the good shepherd, we can have abundant life. How can we live an abundant life because of who Christ is? 

 

What does a believer living an abundant life look like? 

JOHN 9

Pray: Pray for the people of Clarkston to understand (and those who work with them to communicate) and take the warnings seriously so that the virus can be contained. Many come from cultures where congregating is daily life. So workers are having to overcome both language and cultural barriers. 

Read John 9:1-24

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

Share:

Do you think this still happens today? Do you think that God allows things happen to us so that His work can be displayed in our lives?

 

-Share of a time where something happened in your life that you thought was terrible, but God used it for His glory. 

 

Compare the Pharisees’ blindness to this man’s blindness (the one who was healed). What is the difference? 

JOHN 8

Pray

Read John 8:12-36

Discuss:  Go through the COMA questions (You don't have to do all of them. Read the questions ahead of time and pick a few that stick out to you. You can find the COMA questions on the homepage.)

Share:

WHOM THE SON SETS FREE

Has there been a time in your life, where you knew you were forgiven, but couldn’t move past the guilt of you sin or something you had done? 

 

What does John 8:34-36 say about being a slave to sin? What does it say about who Jesus is? 

 

One of the many schemes of Satan is to steal your joy. He does this by continuing to remind you of your past and the guilt and condemnation that come along with it. But there is good news! Jesus came to set you free and you are free indeed. 

 

Read Romans 8:1-4. How does this coincide with today’s passage?

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