Is Anyone Thirsty?
1. Read John 7:37-53. Take time to discuss the context of this passage.
a. The last and great day of the Feast of Tabernacles
b. The pouring out of water as an offering
c. Reading of Psalm 118
2. Jesus’ interruption of the closing ceremony was a call to not go back to life as normal, rather to drink of Him. How is Jesus interrupting your ordinary life with His supernatural rivers of life?
3. Jesus’ cry of compassion to those who are thirsty still can be heard today? How does Jesus show compassion for your thirst? How can you come to Him and drink?
4. “Anyone thirsts” is a call to all, whosoever will, to come and drink freely. Who do you know that needs to drink from living water? How might you be the voice of Jesus’ compassion to them?
5. How can we all learn to drink from the rock of Christ?
6. Jesus’ heavenly ministry is our intercessor and baptizer in the Holy Spirit. How does this passage demonstrate His ongoing heavenly ministry towards you?
MINISTRY & P RAYER TIME Based on the discussion today, what areas do you need support and prayer for? What other prayer needs do you have? Take time to pray for one another.
PERSONAL DEEPER COMMITMENT Select one or two of the activities below that you will complete before our next meeting to continue your personal growth:
Journal: Carve out 30 minutes in your week to write about this question: How have you experienced the rivers of His presence in your life, and how might you continue to go deeper into that river?
Coaching or Mentoring: Take some time to have a coaching or mentoring conversation this week with someone about how to experience deeper places in the river of God’s presence.
Memorization: Memorize the following Bible verse this week:
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.” John 7:37, NKJV
Pray: Spend an intentional 30 minutes in prayer drinking in and receiving from His presence. Consider coming on Sundays at 9:30am or 6pm in the sanctuary for corporate prayer time in the sanctuary. Harp & Bowl worship & prayer nights, last Sundays @ 6pm.
Study: Read In The Day of Thy Power by Arthur Wallis