Gospel of John – Session 7


Break the Ice.

  • What is your earliest childhood memory?

Bring the Word. 

Jesus Stoops – Read John 8:1-6

  • What was the real motive of the scribes and Pharisees?
  • What does it mean that Jesus lowered himself to the same position, and perhaps posture, of the adulterous woman?
  • Read Philippians 2:5-8
  • Because we can’t “higher” ourselves, Jesus lowered himself. What does it mean to you that Jesus meets you where you are?

Jesus Advocates – Read John 8:7-9

  • What is an advocate?
  • How did Jesus advocate for the woman?
  • How does Jesus advocate for us?
  • John adds a small detail in verse 9 about the order in which the accusers departed, from oldest to youngest. What significance, if any, do you think this has on the story?

Jesus Forgives – Read John 8:10-11

  • Who was the only one “without sin” and able to cast the first stone?
  • What did Jesus do instead of condemning her?
  • By not condemning her, was Jesus approving of her sin? Why or why not?

Bring it Home.

  1. Action Questions:
    • How should we live this week, knowing that Jesus stoops to meet us where we are, advocates for us against our accusers, and forgives us of our sin?
    • How should we treat those around us who are still “caught in the very act” of sin?
  2. Prayer:
    • How can we pray for you?


Read John 6 before next week!

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