A New and Better Rescue
This week we get to draw our attention to the most memorized verse in the Bible. John 3:16 has grabbed the attention of so many because of the way it packs the truth of God’s love into just a few words. Even in its familiarity it still provides great depth to explore.
Here are some discussion questions as you think through this week’s message, or discuss it with others:
1. Warm Up: What’s been your experience with snakes? How do you feel about them? Why?
2. Christians have gotten the reputation of being judgmental and condemning. Do you think this is a fair reputation? Why or why not?
3. How can we communicate the danger that people are in a way that highlights the rescue and not the condemnation?
4. Some suggest that we point people to Jesus and skip over the parts about sin and hell. What do you think of this? Does the cross make any sense without them?
5. What’s an example of a time in your life when you felt extremely loved?
6. How does one’s sacrifice reveal the degree of love they have?
7. How would you explain to a child what it means for God to love them?
8. Where are you inclined to look for rescue besides Jesus?
9. How does someone take advantage of the rescue Jesus offers? 10. What benefits come with being rescued by Jesus?