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Easter 6
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As a Lutheran church body, Saint Bart's professes belief in the "priesthood of all believers" as reflected in Martin Luther's To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, that all baptized persons have equal access to God and are all called to use their gifts to serve the body of Christ. All are welcome here and we embrace the diversity of the beloved community.

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At the same time faith does not close our minds to the world and our hearts to others. We continue to listen to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. We listen to the witness of others and we watch for the ways God is active in the world around us. Faith opens a place for engaging others in conversation, for seeking the truth, for asking questions and speaking love in word and deed.

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Faith A living, daring confidence in God’s grace. When we about faith, we are talking about the relationship God’s Holy Spirit creates with us. It’s a relationship where God’s promise of steadfast love and mercy in Jesus opens us to a life of bold trust in God and joyful, generous service to everyone we know and meet in daily life.

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As a Lutheran church body, Saint Bart's professes belief in the "priesthood of all believers" as reflected in Martin Luther's To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, that all baptized persons have equal access to God and are all called to use their gifts to serve the body of Christ. All are welcome here and we embrace the diversity of the beloved community.

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BIBLE STUDY

 

BIBLE STUDY FOR SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2021

 

PRAYER: Holy Father, by the power of your Holy Spirit, prepare our hearts and minds to receive all that You want us to learn. As we read your word, shine on us the light of your truth. May we gain a deeper understanding of who You are and what your will is in each of our lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

CONTEXT: This week’s Gospel reading continues the so-called Farewell Discourse directly from last week’s reading. It is the last evening Jesus will spend with His disciples before His death. Judas (not Iscariot) has asked Jesus: “Lord, how it is that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?”, and these verses form Jesus’ response. His words offer hope and direction to His disciples, both then and now.

 

READING: John 14:23-29

23 Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.
25 “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.

 

QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:

1. Put yourself in the disciples’ place on this last night with Jesus. What emotions do you think they were feeling? What about Jesus? What emotions do you think He was feeling?

 

2. What do you think Jesus means in verse 23a, when He says that “those who love me will keep my word”? How would you describe what is involved in keeping Jesus’ word? What is the best way to be sure we do this?

 

3. What do you think Jesus means in verse 23b, when He says that He and the Father “will come to them and make our home with them”? How do Jesus and the Father accomplish this? What has been your personal experience?

 

4. Make a list of all the things the Holy Spirit is able to do for us? Do you think we make the best use of this gift? What more could we do?

 

5. Looking at verse 27, how would you describe the kinds of peace Jesus gives to you and leaves with you? In contrast, how would you describe the kind of peace the world gives? What are the biggest differences?

 

6. What common life experience does verse 28 remind you of? How can Jesus’ words give us comfort and strength?

 

7. The members of the early, struggling Christian Church would have been this reading’s first audience. In what ways do you think it might have sustained them?

 

8. How would you summarize the three most important truths you have found in this reading, and how they can sustain you and make you a more faithful disciple?

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