Thursday, May 21, 2020

4 Gospels in 4 Weeks - Day 21 Study Questions

CHAPTERS 1, 2, 3
 I. What is the Word?

II. How did God create the universe? What did he use and how does this relate to Jesus?

III. Why does John emphasize that the Word became flesh?

IV. Which John is the author talking about?

V. What does John mean when he says they have seen the Glory of the One and Only?

VI. Why does John the Baptist claim not to be Elijah?

VII. Why was John baptizing?

VIII. How did everyone know about the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove?

IX. Who were John’s disciples that then followed Jesus?

X. How does the author give us more insight into how the first disciples were called?

XI. How does Jesus initially meet Peter?

XII. Why did Nathanial ask if anything good could come from Nazareth?

XIII. Why does Jesus say “Here is a true Israelite in whom there is nothing false”? How does this relate to Jesus saying that he shall see heaven open and the angels ascending and descending on the Son of Man? Who was the “He who deceives” in the Old Testament and what does this have to do with a ladder? Who is Jesus contrasting Nathanial with?

XIV. Did Jesus turn water into wine or grape juice?

XV. What does it mean for the master of the banquet to say, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink”? What was the purpose of the wine at the wedding? Does this go against the admonition to not be a drunkard?

XVI. Why would Jesus’ first miracle be changing water into wine?

XVII. Why does John put the clearing of the temple right after Jesus’ first miracles when the other Gospels puts it after the Triumphal Entry? What theological statement is John making? Is chronology important, here?

XVIII. How was Jesus talking about his body when he spoke about the Temple?

XIX. Why did Nicodemus come to Jesus at night?

XX. Why did Nicodemus believe Jesus was from God?

XXI. What does Jesus say about being born of water and the Spirit? Looking at the context, is he talking about baptism here?

XXII. We all know John 3:16, but if we continue reading, what does Jesus say in 3:16-21?

XXIII. Did Jesus baptize people?

 XXIV. Why were John’s disciples upset with Jesus and his disciples?

XXV. How did John answer them?

XXVI. What does John say about those who reject the Son?

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