In this passage, Nathanael had to reassess an assumption (that the Messiah would come from a town of importance. Nazareth was tiny and unimportant). What would Nathanael miss if he held on to his assumption that nothing good could come from Nazareth? Name a time in your life when you had to reassess an assumption.
Do you find it difficult to recognize the goodness of God at work in the life of someone else – especially if that other person is someone you do not like, or a person from another culture? Do you believe that God can bring something “good from your life?”
Why is it so difficult for many of us to have conversations with others about our personal faith?
While some might see difficult faith conversations as futile (i.e., “I know what I believe. You know what you believe. We’re not going to convince each other, so what’s the point?”), what good might result from having these conversations with others?