Reasons for Joy

John 1:14-18 | Sermon Resources | 17 December 2023

Sermon Summary

Pastor Billy continues our Advent sermon series coming this week to John 1:14-18.  In the sermon we will consider how the incarnation – the Word becoming flesh – produces real spiritual joy in our lives.

Discussion Questions

  1. What truths in this passage, if we really grasped them with our head and our hearts, would produce joy in our lives? How so?
  2. Where do you most need to experience joy in your life right now? What would that joy do for you?
  3. Why is it so important to understand that God comes to us (v.14) rather than us going to God? 
  4. Explain the difference between self-actualization and self-transcendence. In what way is living for something bigger than ourselves better than just living up to our full potential?
  5. In our passage John says, “we have seen his glory.” How does Jesus make seeing the glory of God a good thing rather than a dreadful thing?
  6. What is one thing that most challenged you in the sermon this week?
  7. What is one thing that most encouraged you?

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