Session 23 Discussion Guide 

1. What are some of the things that we should do to be a Christian? 

2. How did the baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17; The Story, p. 322) clarify who Jesus was?

 3. After forty days in the wilderness, Jesus faced three temptations from the devil (Matthew 4:1-11; The Story, pp. 322-323). What were the temptations and how did Jesus resist those temptations? 

4. How does Satan use similar temptations in our lives today? 

5. Chapter 4 of The Story told of the Exodus and the Passover lamb. Now John the Baptist calls Jesus “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29; The Story, p. 323). What message would John’s words have sent to the people then and what message should it send to us today? 

6. As Jesus called people to follow Him, many also invited someone else to meet the Savior. Why is it more effective to invite family or friends to come with you and meet the Savior? Is it more difficult to invite someone you already know? 

7. In Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus (John 3:1-21; The Story, pp. 326-327), Jesus talked about the Upper Story while Nicodemus focused on the Lower Story. Why was this confusing for Nicodemus? What does Jesus reveal about the heart of God, heaven, and judgment in this passage? 

8. Jesus told the woman at the well that God looks for people who will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (John 4:21-24; The Story, p. 328). What helps you to worship God in your spirit and in the truth of His word?

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