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Week 4 Conversation


When obedience is difficult, stay close to Jesus.


II Samuel 7:8-13; John 6:50-66, 14:23


  • When you play a game, do you prefer to follow the instructions or make up your own?
  • What would the world be like if no one followed directions?
  • Talk about a time when you experiences consequences because you didn’t follow instructions or disobeyed an authority figure. What happened?
  • How do you know when an authority figure or the instructions they give you are worth obeying?
  • How is Jesus like a king? What makes Jesus different from other kings?
  • Why do you think it was difficult for people to obey Jesus when he was on earth? Why is it difficult for people to obey Jesus now?
  • What’s one area of your life where you struggle to obey Jesus? Why is that so difficult for you?
  • Even when obeying Jesus is difficult, why is it still worth it?
  • Read John 14:23. How can staying close to Jesus help us to be more obedient? How can being obedient help us stay close to Jesus?
  • What’s one step you can take this week to stay close to Jesus?