Discussion | Come and See For Yourself
Jon: You are listening to the discussion episode for the story, “Come and see for yourself.”
Bradon: John the Baptist pointed out Jesus as the Messiah. Andrew starts chatting with Jesus then runs to find his brother Simon to bring him to meet Jesus. Jesus then gives Simon the nickname or new name of Peter, which means Rock! Next, Phillip meets Jesus, and then he runs back to find his buddy Nathaniel who is skeptical that anything good comes from Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth. Again Jesus makes a great first impression, and Nathaniel is convinced that Jesus is the Messiah. All four guys become disciples of Jesus because they all went to see for themselves if it was true – if Jesus was the Messiah!
Jesus Bore the Sins of Many
- Question one, tell each other who you best relate to in the story and why.
- Where are you at in your journey? Are you convinced that Jesus is the messiah, or are you still trying to decide if that is true?
- Find someone to tell you their story as they went from doubt to being convinced about Jesus.
Bradon: Jon, introduce the growth tip for today.
Jon: Discovering more about Jesus seems a little vague, so we have three ways for people to do this.
Bradon: First, read scripture, specifically books about Jesus, which are the gospels. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Jon: Number two, have a conversation with someone who knows. It can be awkward to ask questions but trust me, I don’t know any Christian who wouldn’t love to have a conversation about Jesus.
Bradon: Finally, go to church. This could be online or in-person, depending on what is safest for you right now in the midst of COVID19.
Jon: Quick, secret. If you are a little nervous or afraid to attend in-person, attending online is a great way to check things out, and then when you are ready, you can attend in-person if that is an option.
Bradon: We will post a few churches that have a great online service, and perhaps if other listeners want to share with us their home church in the comments section of this episode at biblestorypodcast.com or on Instagram @biblestorypod, that would be great.
At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.