Discussion Questions

Stones: The Weight We Carry – The Stone of Sin


Icebreaker: What is the heaviest thing you remember ever lifting?

Accused: John 8:1-11

  1. What were the accusations against the woman? Did she offer any defense?
  2. What would have been the easiest way for Jesus to answer this question and why is it the easy way out?
  3. What did Jesus DO instead of providing an immediate answer?
  4. What did Jesus write in the dirt? (We don’t know, but some have guessed that it was sins that the Pharisees had committed. I have enjoyed that guess!)
  5. In our lives, why do you think we often serve as our own accuser?
  6. How does this “accusation thinking” stop people from being used by God?


  1. Even though the woman was guilty, how does Jesus handle the situatin with her? (Go and sin no more)
  2. Read 1John 2:1-2, John 3:17, Romans 8:1 8 What do you think WE as sinners can do to atone for our past sins and make them go away?
  3. If Jesus was “just our lawyer” what could He do to plead our case to God?
  4. Why is Jesus more than just a lawyer for us?
  5. What are both the Woman and we Christians (in 1 John verses) told to do or not do?
  6. How do you handle the desire to be perfect with the reality of failing?


What is one thing you can remember this next week when you are reminded of current or past sins?

As always, feel free to make this study your own. These questions are only discussion starters to help you get the conversation going.

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