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... but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that believing you may have life in His name.
  John 20:31

Lesson 4, John 4:43 - 5:47

    The Nobleman (John 4:43-54)
  1. Why did the Galileans welcome Jesus?

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  2. What did the Capernaum official beg Jesus to do? What did Jesus do instead?

  3. We marvel at this official's faith in Jesus. Tell how his faith evolved through this ordeal.

      Have you been a part of an evolving faith? Share that experience.

    The Cure and Controversy (John 5:1-18)

    Because some ancient biblical manuscripts do not contain verse 4 of this chapter, your version of the Bible also may not contain it. It is printed here in context from the New King James Version for your information.
    John 5:1-9 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. 5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" 7 The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me." 8 Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your bed and walk." 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.

  4. Where did Jesus go when He left Cana in Galilee?

  5. What kinds of people were at the pool of Bethesda? What were they doing there?

  6. Tell about the man to whom Jesus spoke. How did the man answer Jesus when asked if he wanted to get well? What happened? How does that make Jesus the Master of Time?

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  7. What disturbed the Jews about this miracle?

  8. The Jews had taken the Sabbath rest - God's gift to man - and had transformed it into a prison house of rules and regulations. Discuss if/when it is possible that religious leaders get between man and God today. If so, how can this conflict be avoided?

    The Claims (John 5:16-47)

  9. What further angered the Jews to the point that they sought to kill Him?

  10. In response to the Jews' accusations, what three significant claims did Jesus make proving His Sonship?
  11. How did Jesus claim to be equal with God?
  12. Which resurrections is Jesus referring to in the following verses?
  13. List the witnesses to Jesus' deity.

  14.   The Jewish leaders knew the Old Testament scriptures well. They counted the letters of the text, but missed the spiritual truths that the text contained. Verse 38 says the words were not abiding in them. How can we be sure to let the word of God abide in us?

  15. From verse 44, what glory comes from the only God?

    What happens to those who do not accept Jesus' authority, but seek man's glory instead?

  16.   It is said that each of us looks at Jesus in one of four ways: Liar, Lunatic, Legend or Lord. How can you use today's lesson and other biblical passages to convince others of your view of Jesus?

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