14 May

Christus Victor

Passage: 1 John 5:1-5

““I cannot answer the question, ‘What ought I to do?’ unless I first answer the question, ‘Of which story am I a part?’” Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue


What is a victory you have participated in? What was it like? What did it mean to you?

Read 1 John 5:1-5. What ideas or phrases surprise, encourage, or spark questions for you?

What is the victory Jesus has won for us through his death on a cross? What has been overcome? Consider how the Apostles’ Creed tells the story of Jesus’s victory.

How do we enter into and participate in Jesus’s victory?

In what ways do you regularly practice delighting in Jesus? What does enjoying Jesus’s victory look like in the Christian life: specifically in your life and as a community?


Share with your group how they can be praying for you: what is weighing on you from this past week? What are you praising God for from this past week?

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57