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

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?