I Need to Know How to Deal with the World
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Sun, Jan 19, 2020
Series:I Need to Know   Passages: John 16:33    Teacher: Dr. Clay Smith

Sermon Discussion Questions


Starter: Describe a time when you felt helpless about the problems of the world.  What made you feel that way?  How did you deal with that feeling?


Group Discussion

  • Read Psalm 23
  • Imagine you are a sheep.  How might you feel helpless?  What is the shepherd doing to help you?
  • Read Philippians 4:7
  • Imagine peace guarding your heart and mind.  What would the peace of Jesus keep out?  What would it let in?
  • Read John 15:18-25
  • How does it feel to think about the world hating you because you follow Jesus?  Does it help to understand why they hate?
  • Read John 1:1-14, remembering that John uses “the Word” as term to represent Jesus.
  • Jesus created the world and knows he is God.  He knows how everything turns out.  Does this give you courage?  Why or why not?
  • Read John 16:33
  • What pressures are you facing? 
  • How do you need to stand with Jesus so you have peace?

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