- How has God met you in your search for hope?
- What does Jesus do right after He cleanses the temple?
- What was the posture of Jesus toward those who are “seeking”?
- Take a few minutes to look up all the instances of the word “life” in John’s Gospel. What observations could you make from the way John uses the word?
- Why does Jesus use the picture of wind to illustrate the work of God in our lives?
- Why do you think Nicodemus came to see Jesus at night?
- What Old Testament story does Jesus reference in His conversation with Jesus?
- How does the context of John 3:16 help you to understand it better?
- What three things do we learn about God’s love from John 3:16?
- Who is far from God but close to you?
- In what seasons of our lives does God often do the greatest work?
- How might your story help someone else?
- How will you seek God this week?
- How will you prioritize the lost like Jesus?
- How would you respond to this quote from Frederick Buechner about the love of God?
“The greatest miracle that Christianity has to proclaim is that the love that suffered agonies on that hill outside the city walls was the love of God himself, the love of God for his creation, which is a love that has no limit, not even the limit of death.”… Frederick Buechner (b. 1926), The Magnificent Defeat, Seabury Press, 1966, p. 89