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2-5/Wk6/Ch6: John, the Arrogant Disciple 
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Please Post Reply any thoughts on this chapter, what you liked or disliked about it, the Truths that resonated with your Spirit - OR - answer the chapter questions for group discussion below:

1. Have you ever thought of John the disciple as being arrogant? What biblical evidence supports this possibility?

2. At some point, John understood what Jesus meant by "The first shall be last, and the last shall be first." What do you think was the turning point for John in his friendship with Jesus?

3. What did you learn about friendship through watching Jesus interact with the characters in this book?



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What I love about this chapter is how beautifully the author describes how knowing the Lord changes us from the inside-out. It also shows, very comically, the tendency of people to compete and how Jesus addressed the competition by saying, "For whoever is the least among you will be the greatest," and "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve. And to give His life as a ransom for many." At the very end of the chapter, John was writing the gospel of John, but did not put his name on it because he wanted to keep the focus on Jesus. What a beautiful testimony to how the Lord changes hearts!



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I was thinking about this chapter and the conversation between Peter and John, and how at the time of Jesus' death, His 3 year ministry - that started with His baptism by John the Baptist, a dove descending over Him, and the voice of God - looked like a failure. He came for the lost children of Israel, but they crucified Him and are still lost today, over 2,000 years later. But what's really going on in the spiritual vs what we see in the natural can be two vastly different scenarios. Here is an insightful article on this subject:

https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archiv ... who-failed



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