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Chapter 6 - My Peace I Give You - 3rd Questions for Application

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/30/20

What is the connection between forgiveness and peace for an individual? For a group? For a nation?

Chapter 6 - My Peace I Give You - 4th Questions for Application

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/30/20

What signs of Jesus’ resurrection are most important for your faith? In what way is faith In Jesus a gift? How can a person grow in faith?

Chapter 6 - My Peace I Give You - 5th Questions for Application

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/30/20

Consider the ways in this chapter that the “disciples Jesus loved”, Mary Magdalene, the group of the disciples, and Thomas come to believe that Jesus is risen. What similarities and differences do you see between their experiences and the ways that people come to faith In Jesus today?

Chapter 6 - My Peace I Give You - 6th Questions for Application

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/30/20

What incident in the readings from John's gospel in these six sessions has made the deepest impression on you? What makes it so important for you? How might it play a part in your life and your prayer?

Chapter 5 - My Peace I give to You - 1st Questions for Application

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/25/20

What message would Jesus’ crucifixion have communicated to the residents of Jerusalem who witnessed it? How might this message have been different from the view that John conveys?

Here's my take on this question (which I have posted in this way as I am experiencing some tech issues)

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Chapter 5 - My Peace I give to You - 2nd Questions for Application

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/25/20

The relatives and friends of Jesus could not do anything for him as he died. When have you had the experience of being with, yet unable to help, someone who was in pain or difficulty? Is such presence useless?

Chapter 5 - My Peace I give to You - 3rd Questions for Application

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/25/20

How have you experienced God’s love in the midst of suffering? How has this affected your view of life and God?

Chapter 5 - My Peace I give to You - 4th Questions for Application

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/25/20

Have you ever seen a bond develop between people who go through suffering together (for example, sharing the care of a sick relative or friend)? What have you learned from this?

Chapter 5 - My Peace I give to You - 5th Questions for Application

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/25/20

When has love for someone inspired you to undertake something dangerous or difficult for them? Looking back on it, do you wish you had done something different? How did this experience affect you?

Chapter 5 General Question - My Peace I Give to You

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/24/20

Here's the first question for our discussion of the crucifixion and death of Jesus in John 19:   "What about this Chapter of John's Gospel and Kevin Perotta's commentary stood out to you, struck you as important for you right now, or was mysterious and needs some explanation?"    Respond ... Read More »