John Chapter 14

 

1)      What is Jesus trying to convey and & teach in verse 1 of John 14?

2)      How did you feel the first time you read John 14:2?

3)      In verse 16 ‘The Father…will give you’ what do you sense in that?

4)      What will He give you and why?

5)      Through the Spirit of Truth does one and one equal three?

6)      Verse 18?

7)      What do you believe He is meaning in verse 20?

8)      How do verses 14:31, 23 21, 15 & 13:34 compare to one another?

9)      What do they stress?

10)    In verse 27 what are the differences?

11)    Also what is He asking?

12)    Why does Jesus state differently in 14:28 and 10:30 “My Father is greater than I”?

13)    Why is there nothing in Jesus from the ruler of the world?

Chapter 15

John Chapter 13

1)      What was Jesus trying to teach His disciples when He took a towel and washed their feet?

2)      Why was it different than when one’s feet were normally washed?

3)      Why did Peter object in verse 8?

4)      Why did Jesus continue even after Peter’s objection?

5)      Why is verse 20 so profound?

6)      Verse 34 ‘A new commandment I give to you” was it? (Hint Lev 19:18)

7)      In verse 17 what two statements are made?

8)      Why are they important?

9)      Do you need both to follow Jesus?

10)    How do the disciples interpret what Jesus’s says in vers21?

11)    What was the catalyst that caused Jesus to make the statement in verse 31?

Chapter 14

John Chapter 12

 

Triumphal Entry

1)      What is the difference between the accounting of Jesus’s anointing in John 12:1-11 and the other gospels?

2)      What are the three aspects of what Mary does to Jesus that makes it so special?

3)      In verse 25 what is Jesus referring to?

4)      Compare verse 25 with what is written in verses 42-43?

5)      What is the relationship between the statements Jesus makes in verse 25 & 26?

6)      What is the honor that Jesus speaks of in verse 26?

7)      Why was it so important for the Greeks to see Jesus at this time?

8)      What do you believe is meant by verse 31?

9)      What does Jesus say His final appeal (12:44-50) about…… His identity and relationship to the Father?

10      His purpose or mission?

11)    To those who reject what He said, and also rejected Him?

12)    In what two ways do the crowds react to the voice of GOD?

13)    How does Jesus react?

14)    What things are soon to be accomplished?

Chapter 13

John Chapter 11

  1. After everything had happened to Mary & Martha in this chapter how do you believe they would define faith?
  2. After studying this chapter which of these character traits in Jesus comes through the most strongly to you and why: His compassion, His power, or His wisdom?
  3. After reading verses 1 – 16, what kind of relationship does Jesus have with Mary, Martha & Lazarus? What does this teach us about Jesus?
  4. What remedy for doubt does Jesus give Martha?
  5. Why does Jesus pray?
  6. After reading verses 45-57, in what two ways does Jews react to the raising of Lazarus?
  7. How do the Pharisees react when they heard the news?
  8. How did Caiaphas unwillingly become a prophet of the good effects of Jesus coming death? How does John confirm this?
  9. Why was the raising of Lazarus so astounding?
  10. Whom else had he raised from the dead?
  11. How can you compare John 11:3 with John 2:3?
  12. What is the meaning in verse 4?
  13. Can you compare John 11:44 to John 5:28-29?
  14. Does verse 11:50-51 in John compare to Gen 50:20?  If so, in what way?

Chapter 12

 

John Chapter 10

1)       Jesus says in this chapter that He is both gate for the sheep (verse 7) and the good                 shepherd (verse 11). How do these fit together?

2)       Who are the “other sheep” in verse 16?

3)       Based on what Jesus says in verse 30 and 1:18, how much do you agree or disagree with this statement God the father and Jesus the on are one nature and essence but they are not one person?

4)       From what you have ad in this chapter, what does it mean to really “follow Jesus”?

5)       Look again at what Jesus says in verse 10 about the thief and what the does. How does this relate to we see today?

6)       How can you relate what is said in verses 7-18 with what is said in John 14:6?

 

Chapter 11

John Chapter 9

1)       Who would you say is the main topic of this chapter?

2)          Suppose that you one of the Pharisees in this chapter, and you were questioning the man who claimed to be healed b Jesus. Looking at the evidence presented in verses 13-34, how would you summarize the facts in this case?

3)       In verse 39, who are the blind people Jesus peaks of, and who are those who can see?

4)          Comparing chapter 9 to John 1:18, what is God like?

5)       Look at Jesus’ words about day and night in verse 4. In the sense Jesus used, would you say the times that which we live today represent the day or night?

6)          Immediately after the events of this chapter, if you talked with the man who once blind and asked him to define the word faith, what do you think he would say?

7)       What in chapter 9 compares with is written in Luke 15?

Chapter 10

Biblical Names and Meanings

In the first book of the bible Genesis Chapter five (5) one can find an incredible insight to how the bible is put together like an integrated message system of 66 books written by 40 authors over thousands of years just for us to read, study and understand who GOD is, was and always will be. In chapter 5 it states the genealogy of Adam to Noah. I will translate into English using the Hebrew roots of the words and what you will read will astonish you as it has and many others.

 

Adam                                       Man

Seth                                         Appointed

Enosh                                      Mortal

Kenan                                      Sorrow

Mahalaleel                             The Blessed God

Jared                                       Shall come down

Enoch                                     Teaching

Mehuselah                            His death shall bring

Lamech                                  The despairing

Noah                                      Rest or Comfort

 

“Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down, teaching (that) His death shall bring the despairing comfort (or rest.)”

 

[Could a group of Jewish rabbis have deliberately hidden the Christian Gospel in a genealogy within their venerated Torah? Hardly: evidence of supernatural design.]

 

What is the Christian Gospel? That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried and that He rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures. (1 Cor. 15:3-4)

There is an other set of biblical names in the bible that might be as prophetic as the one’s in Genesis Chapter 5 and they are the twelve tribes of Israel, which are mentioned   20 times in the bible in different orders from their beginning in Genesis to the end in Revelation.

 

Reuben                                                Behold a son

Simeon                                                Heard

Levi                                                       Joined to

Judah                                                   Praise

Dan                                                      Judge

Naphtali                                              Wrestling

Gad                                                      Troop

Asher                                                   Happy

Issachar                                               There is recompense (purchased me)

Zebulun                                               Exalted

Joseph                                                  YHWH has added

Benjamin                                             Son of the right hand

Ephraim**                                           Doubly fruitful

Manasseh**                                        Making me to forget

 

 

** You also have Joseph’s two sons which Jacob adopted to make a total of they are of 14 but since they are a part of Joseph. When you see Joseph’s name you will most likely not see either of his sons but then again the Holy Spirit can always change the rules, since He is the rule book and He might be trying to make a point and we need to be sure that when the Holy Spirit goes to that kind of trouble to teach us something we should in turn take the time to learn it.

 

You can find the genealogies in the following places in the bible:

 

Genesis                                                Chapters 29 thru 35, 46, 49

Exodus                                                 Chapter 1

Numbers                                             Chapter 1,2,7,10,13,26,34

Deuteronomy                                    Chapter 27 & 33

Joshua                                                 Chapter 13-22

Judges                                                 Chapter 5

1 Chronicles                                       Chapter 2,3-8,12,27

Ezekiel                                                 Chapter 48

Revelation                                          Chapter 7

 

 

In Revelation Chapter 7 after putting the names into sentence format and adding some extra words to make the sentence flow better it might read something like this: I will praise the Lord, (for) He has looked on my affliction (and) granted good fortune. Happy am I (because) my wrestling (is) making me forget. God hears me. He has purchased me a dwelling (and) He will add to me the Son of His right hand.

Now, if you decide to put together your own sentences, who knows you might come up with something different. Remember to check back in chapters 29-35 of Genesis, where the names are first mentioned to make sure of what the names mean to from their first mention.

Introduction to the Book of John

In the Book of John, John portrays Jesus in His deity as the Son of God. John’s purpose is clear; to set forth Christ in His deity in order to spark believing in faith to his readers. John’s gospel is topical not chronological it revolves around seven miracles and seven “I am” statements of Christ.

The key thought of the book is to believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

 

According to my bible (The NKJV Open Bible Study Edition copyright 1992 by Thomas Nelson inc.) the Book of John is broken into five (5) parts.

 

1) Focus is on the Incarnation of the Son of God 1:1-18. The introduction to Christ.

2) Focus is on the Presentation of the Son of God 1:19- 4:54. The Revelation of Christ.

3) Focus is on the Opposition to the Son of God 5:1-12:50. The Rejection of Christ.

4) Focus on the Preparation of the Disciples 13:1-17:26. The Revelation of Christ.

5) Focus on the Crucifixion and Resurrection of the Son of God 18:1-21:25. The Rejection of Christ.

John Chapter 8 Verses 39-59

1)       Jesus opponents claim to have both Abraham and God as their father. Does their conduct support this claim?           Explain?

2)       Why did Jesus say that their father is devil and what does He back this statement up with?

3)       In verse 51, what does Jesus mean by “keep m word” & “never see death?

4)       In verse 53, why do they still seek what they already know?

5)       In verse 57, when Jews said, “You are not yet fifty years old and you have seen Abraham?” What could they be referring to? His maximum age?

6) What do verses 45-47 & 59 tell about this story?

 

John Chapter 8 Verses 1-11

1)       What were the key points that were and were not mentioned in the story of the adulteress and why?

2)       When the incident was over, what might have been going through the mind of the woman?

3)       The Pharisees and the teachers were often very self-righteous. Why do you think they went away rather than stone the woman and what might they be thinking as they left?

4)       What does Jesus say about sin in these verses?

5)       Why are we tempted to condemn other people’s sin rather than are own?

6)       What do we learn about forgiveness from Jesus’ actions and words? Can you name a situation in which one needs to apply Jesus’ example and teaching on forgiveness?

Chapter 8 Verses 12-38