Interacting With Jesus: Philip
Read John 1:43-51
- How was Philip called to be a disciple?
- What was the first thing he did as a disciple?
- What did Philip tell Nathanael about Jesus?
- Why was Nathanael skeptical?
- How did Philip respond to his skepticism?
- What did this show about Philip? What was he confident about?
- What did Nathanael recognize about Jesus? Why?
- What do you imagine Philip was thinking?
- Who ended up convincing Nathanael?
Read John 6:1-14
- Why were so many people following Jesus?
- How eager were they? How did Jesus react to them?
- What question did Jesus ask Philip? What does this tell you about Philip?
- What might Jesus have been testing?
- How did Philip answer the question? What does this answer show about him?
- How does Philip’s answer compare with Andrew’s?
- How did Jesus make use of Andrew’s discovery?
- Why couldn’t Philip help with this situation?
- What opportunity did he miss? Why?
- What can we learn from this?
- When we evaluate the facts, do we leave out the fact of God?
Read John 12:20-26
- Why do you think the Greeks approached Philip when they wanted to meet Jesus?
- What does this suggest about Philip?
- How did Philip react? What does this say about him?
- What did it mean to Jesus that they wanted to see him?
- What did Jesus teach about himself?
- What did he teach about those who serve him?
- What did he promise?
Read John 14:6-11
- How does Jesus’ claim relate to the idea that there are many ways to God?
- What do you think Philip had in mind?
- How did Jesus answer Philip?
- What had Philip failed to see? What evidence had he been given?
- What reasons for belief did Jesus give?