Sermon Text: John 5


  1. Meeting Jesus (vv.1-9)
  2. Why Knowing Jesus Is a Big Deal (vv.10-35)
  3. Reading the Bible While Jesus Reigns (vv.36-47)

Reflection Questions:

  1. Have you actually MET the active and living (real and relevant to your everyday life) King of kings – Jesus Christ? If so, when did this happen? How did you feel about it?
  2. What is your relationship with Jesus like these days?
  3. Is your faith in Jesus a mere acknowledgement of the fact that He lived, died, and rose again – once upon a time? …Or do you actually believe that He is currently alive, deeply involved in, and reigning over your everyday existence? If it’s the latter, give details.
  4. How have you recently rejected God’s invitation to submit? Why did you refuse to submit?
  5. Where have you been surprised to discover Jesus in Scripture lately?