RIVERS OF LIVING WATER
Key Verses: 7:37,38
"On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
- Read verses 1-10. What is the Feast of Booths? (2, Lev 23:33-43; Dt 16:16) What did the brothers suggest Jesus and what was his answer (1-9)? What was their problem (5)? When and how did Jesus go to Jerusalem and why (10,1)?
- Read verses 11-24. What did people say about Jesus (11-13)? Why were the Jews amazed at Jesus and what was his answer (14-18; Mk 1:22)? How did Jesus reveal their evil scheme (19-24)?
- Read verses 25-36. Why did some reject Jesus as the Christ (25-27)? What did Jesus say to them (28-29)? How did the people respond (30-32)? What do verses 33-34 mean (33-36; Jn 16:18-22)?
- Read verses 37-52. What did Jesus proclaim on the last day of the feast and why (37,38)? What does his saying mean (39; 4:13-14; 1Co10:4; Acts 2:1-4)? How can his word come true to us? How did the people respond to his words (40-52)?