Learning to thrive in the new life Jesus offers us – 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

John Bible study notes

An Introduction to John’s Gospel

August 1st, 2009

This introduction briefly highlights some of John’s objectives in writing his account of Jesus’ earthly ministry. [1000 words] Continue reading»

John’s Prologue – John 1:1-18

August 1st, 2009

John’s prologue to his Gospel is rich in theology. What did John mean by referring to Jesus as the Word (or logos)? Why did he call Jesus the light? Continue reading»

John the Baptist’s Testimony – John 1:19-35

August 1st, 2009

In this session we will look at who John the Baptist was. Was he the prophet Elijah? What did he say about Jesus? Continue reading»

Andrew, Peter, Philip, Nathaniel and Jacob – John 1:35-51

August 1st, 2009

In this study we look briefly at true discipleship, at our priority in ministry, at what Nathaniel was doing, and more. Continue reading»

Water into Wine – John 2:1-12

August 1st, 2009

The miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana seems frivolous. What did this miracle (sign) mean to John’s Jewish and Greco-Roman audience?

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Jesus Clears the Temple – John 2:13-23

August 1st, 2009

How do you picture? How does the Jesus portrayed in traditional, religious art stack up against John’s account of Jesus clearing the Temple? [600 words] Continue reading»

Faith, Belief, Trust, and Salvation – John 2:24-25

August 1st, 2009

There is no doubt that we are saved simply by placing our faith and belief in Jesus.
But what does faith and believing really mean? The use of the word “entrust” in John 2:24 gives us a clue. Continue reading»

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman – John 4:1-42

August 1st, 2009

In John’s fourth chapter we meet the Samaritan woman at the well, and read about her life-changing encounter with Jesus. She was very different to Nicodemus. A brief history of the Samaritans is included. Continue reading»

Jesus and the Court Official – John 4:43-54

August 1st, 2009

How many people have come to Jesus driven by desperation? How many people have turned to Jesus because there was no other option left? This was the case for the royal official in John chapter 4.
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The Son of Man – John 5:27

August 1st, 2009

On the face of it, the title “the Son of Man” doesn’t seem that impressive. What does this title really mean? What are its implications? Continue reading»

Jesus Walks on Water – John 6:14-21

August 1st, 2009

Jesus wants us to trust in him. He wants us to take courage and not to be afraid when we are struggling against the storms of life. Continue reading»

Blindness (1) – John 9:1-3

August 1st, 2009

The word “saviour” can mean healer. Jesus wants us to be made whole, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Jesus demonstrates this with the man born blind. Continue reading»

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