Let The Thirsty Come

In the midst of a great debate about his true identity, Jesus reveals himself as the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles. He is what the Feast commemorated and pointed to. He is the provider of the living water that gives and sustains life, true life, eternal life. Jesus invites everyone who is thirsty, that is, whose souls are searching for satisfaction, searching for joy, searching for relief and searching for hope to come to him and find what they are looking for. Let all who are thirsty come to him.

Community Group Questions:

  1. Why do Christians need the Old Testament?
  2. What did the Feast of Booths commemorate? What was God wanting to remind them of by observing this feast?
  3. Read Exodus 17:1-7 and Numbers 20:2-13. What does Paul mean when He says in 1 Corinthians 10:4, “the Rock was Christ.”
  4. How does John display irony in his account of these debates about Jesus?
  5. What does it mean to come to Jesus and drink?
  6. What is your heart and soul thirsty for? To what in the world do you turn to to satisfy this thirst? Why is Jesus the only thing that can satisfy your thirst?
  7. Why is the conclusion that Jesus is merely a good man or exemplary teacher but not God, logically untenable?