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That you may believe ... And believing you may have life ... John 20:31

Lesson 1, John 1

John states the reason he wrote this gospel. Copy John 20:31 here.

  1. As you do this lesson, record the 7 names and titles of Jesus that identify Him as eternal God.

    John References
    Old Testament References
    1. ___________________________ 1:1,14
    2. ___________________________ 1:4,5,7,8,9Isaiah 49:6
    3. ___________________________ 1:14,18,34,49Isaiah 9:6
    4. ___________________________ 1:29,36Isaiah 53:7
    5. ___________________________ 1:41Daniel 9:25
    6. ___________________________ 1:49Psalms 2: 6-9
    7. ___________________________ 1:51Daniel 7:13

    The Word (John 1:1-3, 14)

  2. Instead of emphasizing Jesus' birth and genealogy as the other gospels do, John begins with a focus on Jesus' spiritual and eternal nature. Explain the term "the Word."

    List at least 7 things about "the Word" from verses 1-5.

    The Light (John 1:4-13)

  3. How is light essential to life? How is darkness limited? How does the light of Christ give us life?

  4.   What convinces you that Jesus is fully God? Read also Colossians 2:9.

    Jesus was also fully human. From the following verses, how does John illustrate Jesus' humanity?

    4:6 ___________________________   19:26 ___________________________
    4:7 ___________________________   19:30 ___________________________
    11:33 __________________________   19:34 ___________________________
    11:35 __________________________   20:24-29 ________________________

  5. Distinguish between the following:
    The Author John
    John the Baptist
    His association
    with Jesus

    Matthew 4:21,22Luke 1:36
    Ministry of ...

    Matthew 4:19Luke 1:17

    1 John 4:7Matthew 3:1-3
    of each

    John 19:26Matthew 11:9,11
    Length of life

    John 21:21-24
    Revelation 1:1
    Matthew 14:10

  6. From verses 10 & 11, who were "His own" who did not receive Him? What did He give to those who received Him?

      Have you received Him? How/when did you receive Him?

    The Son of God (John 1:15-28, 49)

  7. John the Baptist was born before Christ. What did John mean when he said, "He that comes after me ranks before me, for He was before me?"

  8. Read Malachi 3:1 and 4:5-6. John the Baptist says he is not Elijah or the Prophet in John 1:21. Harmonize John's statement with what Jesus said in Matthew 11:12-14. See also Luke 1:16-17.

    The Lamb of God (John 1:29-39)

  9. How did John introduce Jesus on two different days?

  10. How was John the Baptist to know the one that baptized in the Holy Spirit?

    The Messiah (John 1:40-42)

  11. What did two of John the Baptist's disciples do when they heard John say, "Behold the Lamb of God"?

  12. When Andrew found Jesus, whom did he first think to bring to Jesus?

  13. Relate how each of the next two followers were prompted to go with Jesus.

      What prompted you to follow Him? How are you also leading others to become followers?

    The King of Israel (John 1:43-49)

  14. What made Nathanael confess, "Rabbi, thou art the Son of God! Thou art the King of Israel"?
    See also Psalm 139.

    The Son of Man (John 1:50-51)

  15. What were the greater things that Jesus said Nathanael would see? What is the significance of the "angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man"? See Genesis 28:12 and John 14:6.

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