"Do not just hear the Word of God and think hearing is enough. DO what it says!" James 1:22

Monday, June 27, 2011

John Chapters 8:31-8:59, 9, and 10

After reading chapters 8:31-8:59, 9 and 10
from the book of John,
(click HERE and HERE to veiw these Scriptures)
answer these questions and
share your answers with your family.
Record the actual scripture verse(s)
that help you find your answers.

John chapter 8:31-8:59
1.  Read Romans 6:17-18 and also Romans 8:2.  From what does truth set us free?
2.  (vv. 34-38) What does the truth give us in place of slavery?
3.  (vv. 42-46) What title does Jesus give to the devil?
4.  Who is "the one who seeks" glory in v. 50?
5.  After reading Gensis 18:18-19, describe the day of which Jesus spoke when Abraham would rejoice.  What was to happen on that day?
John capter 9
1.  In v. 4, who is to do God's work?
2.  (vv. 13-16) Why were the people "divided" about believing Who Jesus was?
3.  (vv. 13-34) How many times did the former blind man present his case before the council of Pharisees?
4.  On what account does the former blind man defend Jesus to be from God?
John chapter 10
1.  Who does Jesus say He is in vv. 7-10?
2.  Who does Jesus say He is in vv. 11-13?
3.  (vv. 19-21) Of the Jews who chose to believe, what was their deciding factor?
4.  Read Exodus 3:14.  What name does Jesus give Himself in John 8:58 to tell the Jews He is the Christ (the Messiah)?
5.  Who is Jesus saying He really is?
6.  Based on v. 37, how are we to know Jesus is Who He says He is?

Monday, June 20, 2011

John Chapters 6 and 7 thru 8:30

After reading chapters 6 and 7 thru 8:30
from the book of John,
(click HERE to veiw these Scriptures)
answer these questions and
share your answers with your family.
Record the actual scripture verse(s)
that help you find your answers.

John chapter 6

1.  Why do you think (at this particular time in Jesus's ministry) did He want to "test" His disciples as He does in vv. 5-6?  Read Jeremiah 32:27 to better answer this question.

 2.  Have you ever been faced with an overwhelming challenge when you might have thought, "How in the world am I going to do this?!" and later you realized you should have looked to God's ability through you to accomplish the task?  Share if you can.

3.  After not only witnessing the miracle Jesus performed in vv. 8-13 but actually having took part in such an amazing event, did the people believe Jesus was Who He said He was?

4.  Who or what in v. 15 did the people want Jesus to be?

5.  Still, even today in our own day and age, we sometimes want Jesus to be someone or something He was not intended to be.  Can you give examples of this?

6.  If the crowd anxiously followed Jesus across the lake in vv. 23-24, what do you think kept them from following Him in vv. 14-15?

7.  What "work" does God require of His children?

8.  What does v. 32 indicate about what the people believe?

9.  (vv. 26-59) How many times does Jesus reference Himself as the Bread of Life?

10.  Do you think vv. 53-58 are about holy communion, believing in Jesus, or both?  Explain your answer.  (Keep in mind the Last Supper has yet to happen at this point in Biblical history.) (There is no right or wrong answer.  Sometimes God only wants us to dig deeper into His Word so that we may be led by the Spirit.)

11.  Verse 60 says the people asked "Who can accept this hard teaching?"  This indicates understanding with refusal to accept what Jesus was saying about Himself.  Look up the definition of "accept."

12.  Review John 1:1-2 and read Deuteronomy 7:9.  How did Jesus know some of the people did not believe in Him?  Perhaps a better question might be WHY did He know?

13.  What happens in v. 66?

14.  Did Jesus originally choose 12 disciples?

John chapter 7

 1.  How do we know Jesus did not have family support through brotherly love?

2.  What do vv. 6-9 tell us about our own decision making when peer pressure might come our way?  How did Jesus handle the peer pressur he faced?

3.  Who (or what) did the people fear when it came to publically speaking of Jesus?  Who (or what) do we fear when it comes to the very same thing?

4.  In v. 8, Jesus told His brothers He would not go to the feast.  In v. 10 and 14, Jesus went to the feast and began to teach.  How does vv. 16-18 explain why Jesus told His brothers one thing and then He did another?

5.  Read Isaiah 44:3.  Exactly what was the "living water" of which Jesus spoke?

John chapter 8-8:30

1.  In v. 11b, does Jesus ask the woman to stop sinning?  Or does He command her to stop sinning?

2.  Review John 4:13-14 and 6:32-33.  To this point in history, as to what two things does Jesus refer Himself?

3.  To what does Jesus refer Himself here in John 8:12?

4.  Who is Jesus claiming to be?

5.  Read Psalm 8:4-9 and Hebrew 2:6-9.  What does Jesus call Himself in John 8:28a?

6.  Who is Jesus... to YOU?

Monday, June 13, 2011

John 4 and 5

After reading chapters 4 and 5
from the book of John,
(click HERE to veiw these Scriptures)
answer these questions and
share your answers with your family.
Record the actual scripture verse(s)
that help you find your answers.

John chapter 4

1.  (vv. 13-15) Everyone is looking for “something” in life. Have you ever felt “thirsty” for something without feeling a need for a drink? If so, what?

2.  What did Jesus know the woman at the well was “thirsty” for in vv. 16-18?

3.  Review John 3:16 and also Exodus 34:6-7b. How is Jesus and what the woman thirsted for the same?

4.  (vv. 19-24) Read also Romans 12:1-2. How does Jesus say we are to worship God?

5.  Now read John 4:24, 2 Peter 2:13, and Hebrews 12:28 and explain WHY we are to worship in such a way as Jesus explains.

6.  Read Romans 5:5. What word is used to explain how God shows His love to us?

7.  Based on the Exodus scripture, how can we (and the woman at the well) know that God’s love and salvation is for us as well as the Jews?

8.  (vv. 39-41) What effect did the woman’s testimony have on the town’s people?

9.  Have you ever heard someone’s testimony and it caused you to want to know more about Jesus? Share if you can.

John chapter 5

1.  What do vv. 1-9 tell us about believing in Jesus and being healed?

2.  (vv. 10-15) Did the invalid of 38 years believe in Jesus? What verse gives you your answer?

3.  According to Romans 6:10, who did Jesus die for?

4.  Why do you think Jesus made sure He saw the healed invalid a second time?

5.  Read Genesis 2:2-3 and compare it to John 5:16-17. Was Jesus sinning? Why or why not?

6.  In your own words, how does God see the Sabbath?

7.  Read again vv. 19-30 and pray for God to touch your heart through these Scriptures. Then share what touches your heart and why.

8.  The “Holy Trinity” is never mentioned in Scripture. After reading John 5:31 and 37, Mark 1:9-11, and John 10:25-30, how do we know the Holy Trinity exists?

9.  (vv. 33-35) Can the testimonies of other people save us? Why or why not?

10.  Read Ephesians 2:8. What did Jesus mean by saying He had weightier testimony than that of John’s?

11.  (vv. 45-47) Why was the testimony of Moses so important to the Jews who persecuted Jesus?

12.  If Jesus doesn’t need our testimony to others as He mentioned in v 34a (read it again to know exactly how He stated it,) and it is only by grace through faith by which we can be saved, why should we even share our testimonies with others?

Monday, June 6, 2011

John Chapters 1, 2, and 3

After reading the first three chapters of
the book of John,
(click HERE to read these Scriptures)
answer these questions and
share your answers with your family.
Record the actual scripture verse(s)
that help you find your answers.

John chapter 1

1.  From verses 1-2 only, how do we know these verses are about Jesus?

2.  (vv. 10-13) What gives us the right to be called children of God?

3.  Compare v13 and Ephesians 2:8. Is it our choice to believe in Jesus? Explain.

4.  From vv32-34, why did John baptize with water?

5.  Read Mark 11:29-33 and Acts 19:4-5. Why should we be baptized?

6.  (vv. 35-51) Think of how cool it would be for someone to introduce you to Jesus and have Him verify Who He is by telling something personal about you which no one else might know. Share something you’ve seen or experienced that was similar to Nathanael’s experience with meeting Jesus for the first time. It was a moment he KNEW –WITHOUT A DOUBT- was a “God Moment.”

John chapter 2

1.  (vv. 13-19) Read Psalm 69: 6-9. How are these verses a sign of Jesus taking our sin upon Himself?

2.  After reading vv24-25, how does it make you feel knowing that Jesus knows exactly what you’re thinking... all of the time?

John chapter 3

1.  How can someone be “born of water” as Jesus spoke of in v3?

2.  How can someone be “born of the Spirit?”

3.  (Read again chapter 1 vv. 26a and 33b.)

4.  In vv. 22-23, was Jesus baptizing with water or the Holy Spirit? Read also Acts 1:8 and 2:1-4.

5.  (vv. 24-30) Were John’s disciples “followers of John” or “followers of what John was preaching?” Explain.

6.  How can we be followers of Jesus AND followers of what He preaches?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Plans

What are you doing this summer?

Perhaps you'll be on a wonderful beach somewhere.

Maybe you're planning to soak up some...

while enjoying a cool summertime drink...

like fresh squeezed lemonade (one of my favs!)

Or maybe you're headed to Summer Camp...

to enjoy skits, swimming, and singing and such!

Maybe your plans include a simple way to enjoy nature...

and time to relax while enjoying some sweet summer reading.

How ever you and your family decide to
enjoy God's creativity through the changing of the seasons
during this wonderfully hot and sunny summer,
be sure to include
in your summer and be blessed!

Visit HERE to read the book of John
and then visit HERE take a summertime walk
with my family through the book of John.
Each week we plan to read a couple chapters of
the book of John and answer a few questions
led by the amazingly wonderful Holy Spirit.
Join us and discover what treasures God
has for us in this edition of His Gospel.
As always, be blessed!