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Chapter 6 - My Peace I Give You - 2nd Questions for Careful Reading

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/30/20

Compare Jesus burial clothes (20:5-7) to Lazarus (11:44). What are the differences? What might be the significance of these differences? (More than one explanation is possible) 

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

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/30/20

Compare Mary's tears for Jesus outside his tomb with Jesus tears for Lazarus (11:35). How are they similar? How are they different?

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

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/30/20

Throughout the Gospel Jesus has spoken of God as his Father but not as the disciple's Father. Against this background, what is the significance of verse 17? (Take a look also at 1:12)

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

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/30/20

How much impact does Mary’s report (20:18) have on the disciples?

Chapter 6 - My Peace I Give You - 6th Questions for Careful Reading

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/30/20

Was Thomas’s skepticism (20:25) well-founded? Why or why not?

Chapter 6 - My Peace I Give You - 1st Questions for Application

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/30/20

Which person in this reading do you identify with the most? Why?

Chapter 6 - My Peace I Give You - 2nd Questions for Application

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/30/20

What would Jesus “Peace be with you” (20 :19) have meant to his disciples at that moment? What do his words mean for you today?

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?