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Read John 7:1-32

This is a challenging piece of scripture. Let us paint the picture—what is happening here?

The Jewish feast of the Booths or Sukkot is happening. This is a seven day feast that is meant for the people to receive glorious joy from understanding their Jewish past. The Jewish people were instructed to live in basic huts for seven days to remember their ancestors walking through the wilderness. This happens at the end of the harvest season—the Jews are supposed to be filled with joy as to be reminded of how God has provided for them during the time in the desert and during the current time after the season of harvest.

There is joy in the suffering of the wilderness because they are with God and God is with them—this is the feast of the Booths, Sukkot.

Notice the conversation between Jesus and His half brothers.

Question 1: What is happening in this conversation?

Afterwards Jesus lets the brother’s know that He will not be going to the festival quite yet—(Many people use this to accuse Jesus of lying however Jesus does end up going there eventually, in secret)

Question 2: Why do you think that Jesus goes to the feast in secret rather than letting everyone know that He is there?

Read: John 7:18-25

Question 3: Why are the jews accusing Jesus and why do you think Jesus gives this specific answer? What is important about this interaction at the feast in light of the book of John?

Read John 7:1-32

This is a challenging piece of scripture. Let us paint the picture—what is happening here?

The Jewish feast of the Booths or Sukkot is happening. This is a seven day feast that is meant for the people to receive glorious joy from understanding their Jewish past. The Jewish people were instructed to live in basic huts for seven days to remember their ancestors walking through the wilderness. This happens at the end of the harvest season—the Jews are supposed to be filled with joy as to be reminded of how God has provided for them during the time in the desert and during the current time after the season of harvest.

There is joy in the suffering of the wilderness because they are with God and God is with them—this is the feast of the Booths, Sukkot.

Notice the conversation between Jesus and His half brothers.

Question 1: What is happening in this conversation?


Afterwards Jesus lets the brother’s know that He will not be going to the festival quite yet—(Many people use this to accuse Jesus of lying however Jesus does end up going there eventually, in secret)

Question 2: Why do you think that Jesus goes to the feast in secret rather than letting everyone know that He is there?

Read: John 7:18-25

Question 3: Why are the jews accusing Jesus and why do you think Jesus gives this specific answer? What is important about this interaction at the feast in light of the book of John?

As you are pondering these questions—remember to see what the text is saying rather than what we are putting into scripture. What is Jesus’ attitude? approach? Demeanour? Is Jesus rude? Gentle? There is no wrong answer, read it over and see what Jesus is doing here and how is is answering.

This is for our Sunday Gathering on January 30th, 2022 @ 6:30pm. You can catch it on Facebook Live Also starting at 6:45pm.

As you are pondering these questions—remember to see what the text is saying rather than what we are putting into scripture. What is Jesus’ attitude? approach? Demeanour? Is Jesus rude? Gentle? There is no wrong answer, read it over and see what Jesus is doing here and how is is answering.

This is for our Sunday Gathering on January 30th, 2022 @ 6:30pm. You can catch it on Facebook Live Also starting at 6:45pm.

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