Plotting Death by the Will of God

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

John: That You May Believe

Plotting Death by the Will of God 

  • God’s Awakening
  • God’s Substitute
  • God’s Timing 

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read John 11:45-57. Why do many of the Jews believe in Jesus at this point? What happens to these believers?
  2. Why are the chief priests and Pharisees so upset or anxious? How do they see the death of Jesus to be an answer to their problems?
  3. How can God use the sinful words and actions of people like Caiaphas for his purposes? Consider Acts 4:27-28 and the example of Pharoah in Exodus.
  4. In what ways have you seen the sovereignty of God ordering the events and circumstances of your life? Is this easier to identify in hindsight or in the present? Why? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Acts 4:27-28 For truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. (ESV)