[Jesus said,] “If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves. 12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
1. What does Jesus mean when he says if you see him you see the Father?
2. Is seeing God as he truly is a desire of yours? Does it makes sense that it’s the or one of the greatest desires of humans?
3. If seeing God doesn’t seem that special to you, what are you interested in seeing instead?
4. What do you generally expect God to do or accomplish through you? Could he do more? What could he do?
5. Have you seen God work in or through you? How did it impact you?
6. What are you afraid to ask of God? What should you conclude if God doesn’t say yes to your request?