From the series:  What Is So Amazing About Jesus?

All of the lights

Sunday, March 19, 2023 by Andrew Ruiz – John 8

About the Series

What is so amazing about Jesus? Why does his life and teachings continue to inspire and influence people all over the world? And how does that impact your life? As we approach Easter, we invite you to join us on a journey to uncover the incredible impact of Jesus. Whether you are a believer or simply seeking answers, we'll dive into his messages of love, compassion, justice, forgiveness, and hope, and learn how they can bring real change and transformation to our daily experiences

Lesson Plan

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Main Idea

Discovering why Jesus is the light of the world will help you overcome the darkness in your life.

John 8: 12-20

12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.” 14 Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. 15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. 16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father[a] who sent me. 17 In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. 18 I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.” 19 They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.

John 8:28

28 So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.

Matthew 5: 14-16

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.



Discussion Questions

  • Read John 8:12-20, what caught your attention?
  • The Bible consistently presents the theme of light. How do you see this theme play out in the following scriptures:
    • Psalm 27
    • Genesis 1:1-5
    • Leviticus 23:39-43
    • Isaiah 9:1-7
    • John 1:1-5
    • Revelation 21:22-27
  • One thing light does is that it exposes what has been hidden in darkness, including what is in our hearts. Why are we so tempted to remain in darkness rather than letting Christ’s light expose and transform us?
  • During the Jewish feast of tabernacles, Jesus proclaimed himself as the light of the world. What was the significance of this timing, and how does the context enrich Jesus’ statement about himself?
  • Jesus invites us to embrace the light and to walk in it. How does Jesus facilitate this for us, and what empowers us to continue following him? What hinders us from recognizing the value of following Jesus for our spiritual well-being?
  • Are we truly convinced that a life journeying with Jesus brings greater beauty? How can we respond to the Holy Spirit’s guidance as he leads us towards the light?
  • In what way can we share Christ’s light with someone who needs it this week?

Verse to Memorize:

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.1

Matthew 5:14

Idea Principal

Descubrir por qué Jesús es la luz del mundo te ayudará a superar la oscuridad en tu vida.

Juan 8: 12-20

Juan 8:28

28 Les dijo, pues, Jesús: Cuando hayáis levantado al Hijo del Hombre, entonces conoceréis que yo soy, y que nada hago por mí mismo, sino que según me enseñó el Padre, así hablo.

Mateo 5:14-16

14 Vosotros sois la luz del mundo; una ciudad asentada sobre un monte no se puede esconder. 15 Ni se enciende una luz y se pone debajo de un almud, sino sobre el candelero, y alumbra a todos los que están en casa. 16 Así alumbre vuestra luz delante de los hombres, para que vean vuestras buenas obras, y glorifiquen a vuestro Padre que está en los cielos.

Preguntas de Discusión:

  1. El tema de la luz es uno que recorre toda la Biblia. ¿Cómo vemos que este tema se desarrolla en las Escrituras?
  2. Una cosa que la luz hace es que expone lo que ha estado oculto en la oscuridad, incluyendo lo que hay en nuestros corazones. ¿Por qué nos sentimos tentados a permanecer en la oscuridad en lugar de dejar que la luz de Cristo nos exponga y transforme?
  3. Jesús declaró que él es la luz del mundo en la fiesta judía de los tabernáculos. ¿Por qué Jesús eligió este momento para hacer esta declaración, y cómo mejora el entorno lo que Jesús dice sobre sí mismo?
  4. Jesús nos llama a entrar en la luz y caminar en la luz. ¿Cómo hace esto Jesús por nosotros, y cómo nos capacita para permanecer en la luz? ¿Qué nos impide creer que seguir a Jesús es bueno para nuestras almas?
  5. ¿Realmente creemos que caminar con Jesús hace que la vida sea más bella? ¿Cómo podemos responder al liderazgo del Espíritu Santo mientras nos guía hacia la luz?
  6. ¿Cómo puedes extender la luz de Cristo a alguien que la necesita esta semana?
Lee Juan 8:12-20. ¿Qué te llama la atención?

14 Vosotros sois la luz del mundo; una ciudad asentada sobre un monte no se puede esconder.

Mateo 5:14

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