I Am the Light of the World
When you were a kid, were you afraid of the dark? What about today? When are times that darkness makes you feel uneasy? Has there ever been a time you were really grateful for a flashlight or some other form of artificial light?
Read John 8:12. What was the “I AM” statement that Jesus made and what is the concept that He was trying to convey to His listeners?
What did Jesus mean when He said “walking in darkness”? How does following Jesus enable us to live in the light and avoid walking in darkness?
How does light help us in everyday life? How does darkness hinder us? Why is it important for us to have Jesus, The Light of the World, in our lives?
It seems the true identity of Jesus is the primary issue of John chapters 7-8. In order to prove His identity, to whom does Jesus point in John 8:12-30?
Share with the group a moment in your life when Jesus rescued you from darkness and brought you into the light of His life.
Take a moment to think of someone that you know personally who is walking in darkness. Pray for that person by name, that they might encounter the Light of the World.