John 10:24-27 - "So the Jews gathered around Him and said to Him, 'How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.' Jesus answered them, 'I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father's name bear witness about Me, but you do not believe because you are not among My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.'"
Exodus 33:11 - "The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend."
Psalm 5:3 - "In the morning, LORD, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly."
Q2: There have been lots of interesting voices through the years on radio and television. Just for fun, whose voice do you think is the most interesting, and why?
Read John 10:24-27
Q3: In these verses, the Jews are very curious as to who Jesus is. They ask him to reveal it to them “plainly”! Why do you really think they want to know?
Q4: Jesus implies that these Jews do not believe that He is who he has said He is. •In what ways do you think that we sometimes do the same thing? •Why do you think it is difficult to believe God at times?
Read John 10:27 again
Q5: Jesus seems to say that there are several indicators of those who know Jesus. •What are these indicators? •What point do you think Jesus is making to these Jews?
Read Psalm 5:3
Q6: The Psalmist says that having met with God in the morning, he “waits expectantly”. What do you think this says about the intimacy the writer has with God?
In this week’s message, Mac Lake gave a system for meeting with God each day. He refers to it as “START” and stands for:
As you pray with one another, encourage each other to be very intimate with God this crazy busy season of Christmas!