The Permanence of Joy

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: 1 Peter 2:11–17; John 16:16–22.

Sermon Application

  1. What is the significance of Jesus’ words on Beatrice’s lips at this moment in Dante’s Divine Comedy?
  2. What promise of God is on display in this gospel reading? How is its trustworthiness on display?
  3. What is Jesus claiming about himself in verse 21? How does this become the basis for the invitations and commands in other parts of John’s Gospel (e.g., John 3:5)?
  4. Revisit 1 Peter 2:12. How would you describe the connection between this command and Peter’s earlier encouragement, 1 Peter 1:3?

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Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Sam Fornecker (SFornecker@StAndrews.Church).

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