preached June 12, 2018
1) What do you think of the term "people of faith," as it is used by media outlets? Is it helpful? Why or why not?
2) The Westminster Shorter Catechism defines faith in Jesus as "a saving grace, whereby we receive and rest upon Him alone for salvation, as He is offered to us in the gospel." What stands out to you in this definition? How does it help us grasp what Jesus means in this passage by His call for us to "believe in Him?"
3) What is the difference between having faith in our faith and having faith in Jesus?
4) What evidence do we have in this passage that God must open our eyes to believe? Put another way, what are the crowds NOT able to see?
5) Bertrand Russell famous said that he would have to say to God, on Judgment Day, "I'm sorry but you haven't given us enough evidence." How is the response of the crowd similar to this comment? What does that say about the nature of unbelief?
6) How does this passage challenge us to live by faith in Jesus?