Join Dr. Michael Barber and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger as they unpack the Catholic and scriptural roots of Season 2 Episode 5, “Spirit”, highlighting how The Chosen brings John 5 to life.
1. Why is John the Baptist referred to as the new Elijah? Refer to Malachi 4:5-6.
2. “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). How does this episode's depiction of John the Baptist align with his humble deference to Jesus in the Gospels? In what ways does the portrayal fall short?
3. “There is nothing in your past that isn’t a part of God’s loving plan for your future.” In his providence, God transforms our weaknesses and sins for his greater purpose. How does Mary Magdalene’s interaction with the man possessed by demons demonstrate this truth?
4. Do you believe the Word of God to be an efficacious sword? How can you increase your time and resources in promoting the Word of God over the noise of this world?