Week 2: Hard to Swallow

August 29, 2021
Primary Text:
John 6:56–69
Supplementary Texts: 1 Kings 8:22–30, 41–43; Psalm 84:1–12; Ephesians 6:10–20
Topic(s): Hard Words, Trust
Big Idea of the Message: Jesus gives his disciples a chance to turn back, but Peter declares that they have ingested his teachings.
Application Point: Honestly struggle with the hard teachings of Jesus, and trust that what he has done will work for you as well.
Discussion Questions:
  • What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
  • What teachings of Jesus do you struggle with? Why?
  • How do you “consume” Jesus’s words? What methods are most effective for you? What methods that the group suggests do you want to try?
  • When did you first trust in Jesus? Was it when you were young, or did you come to faith as an adult?
  • What is one place in your life where you can trust Jesus more this week? Why there?
  • How can we pray for you?