Has anyone in the group ever gotten lost or gotten hurt because of the dark? How would a light have helped?
What paths in your life right now would you like to have illuminated?
"The Word" and "The Light" are the primary characters in this passage. As a group, look at verses 1-18 and make a list of the descriptors and actions of the Word and the Light.
What was the role of the Word in creation? (vs.3) How is this the same or different than the Genesis account of creation? Does one account of creation negate the other? Why or why not?
Who is The Word? Who is The Light? Why do you think John used these names?
Verses 10-11 talk about people not knowing the Light. Who were these people that didn't know him? Why didn't they know him? Do you think you would have known him? Why or why not?
What do you think it means to "believe on his name"? (vs. 12) What are the benefits of becoming a child of God? What are the responsibilities?
What do you think verses 18 means? How does Jesus "make the Father known"? What do we know about the Father because of Jesus?
Verses 35-51 are stories of Jesus calling his disciples to follow him. Suggest everyone read these later on their own, but focus in on the words of Jesus.
Verse 38 includes John's first recorded words of Jesus. He says, "What are you seeking?" If Jesus were to ask you that question, what would you say?
Jesus call to all these disciples was "Follow me." If Jesus said that to you today, where do you think he would lead you? Why?
After looking at this chapter, What do you need to do next?