JOHN
(Answers)



CHAPTER 1

  1. The Word is the thought and mind of God. It is His wisdom and intelligence. It is the light, the life, the power, and the truth of God by which men live.
  2. a. Jesus was with God in the beginning. b. God made all things.
  3. The word of God is life and the light of mankind leading to eternal life.
  4. By following and obeying the word of God, we follow the road map to eternal life.
  5. Godís word is purity. Darkness can not bind to it. It cannot defeat the light or overcome it.
  6. To turn the hearts of the people back to God and to prepare them for the Messiah who would become the Light.
  7. It is a spiritual birth through obeying God's will.
  8. Jesus was the word of God who became flesh to give us understanding of God and His will.
  9. a. No man on earth has seen God. b. Through the works and teachings of Jesus we learned of God and His expectations of us.
  10. Andrew the brother of Peter.
  11. The Son of God, the King of Israel.
  12. We saw the power and favor of God upon Jesus.

CHAPTER 2

  1. a. She wanted Him to create wine. b. "My hour has not yet come." c. She knew Jesus had the power to make more wine.
  2. Jesus had a zeal for worshiping God. The people were doing business there for profit instead of solely worshiping God. They were defiling the use of the temple.
  3. He was referring to the temple of His body that would be raised after His death by the power of God.

CHAPTER 3

  1. a. He must be born again spiritually. b. We too must be born again spiritually and then continue to be attentive to God's will and Spirit so we can walk in righteousness.
  2. We believe in Jesus who was sent by God to enlighten us in the will of God, to die for our sins, and to release the Holy Spirit in us to become our light to life.
  3. Those who choose not to believe are choosing darkness over light. They do not want to change. They will be condemned for not accepting the words of Jesus.
  4. a. The believers, the church, are the bride of the Messiah. b. Jesus is the bridegroom. c. John the Baptist.
  5. Jesus received the Spirit of God without limit. He was full of knowledge and wisdom from heaven.

CHAPTER 4

  1. The city of Samaria became a group of foreigners after the Assyrians captured the city. They were not Jews any longer (2Ki.17:24).
  2. The gift was the forgiveness of our sins through Jesus.
  3. The living water is the Holy Spirit.
  4. We drink daily from the Holy Spirit which will sustain and mature us in Godís will and in righteousness.
  5. We must yield our hearts to Him in spirit and truth. We are His temple now.
  6. The early prophets and forefathers laid the foundation of the coming Christ and the peopleís hearts were ready for the Messiah. The apostles reaped the present harvest of believers.
  7. The son was healed at the same hour that Jesus spoke to the father.

CHAPTER 5

  1. He healed a man who had an infirmity of thirty-eight years that did not let him walk.
  2. Jesus knew the sin of the man had caused the disease. If repeated something worse would happen to him either a worse infirmity or the agony of the hellfire.
  3. Jesus provides spiritual life and physical life whether life from the grave at the resurrection or being made alive from our sins once we believe and accept Him.
  4. God gave Jesus the authority to provide life to others.
  5. They should have known Jesus from the scriptures and testimony of the prophets and rejoiced to see Him, but they did not accept or believe He was the Messiah.
  6. Moses wrote of the Messiah and they professed to believe Moses but yet they did not accept Jesus. Their lack of belief would judge them.

CHAPTER 6

  1. a. 5000 men besides women and children. b. Five loaves of bread and two small fish. c. 12 baskets of fragments.
  2. He walked on water.
  3. They wanted Him for their physical and material needs.
  4. He had the words to eternal life and wanted them to seek this spiritual food.
  5. All who would believe on Him.
  6. On the last day (the resurrection of the dead).
  7. To clarify that He was speaking to them the Father's words because no one has seen or can approach God. Jesus was the ambassador of God.
  8. We must believe in Jesus and receive His words feeding on them daily.

CHAPTER 7

  1. They seemed to suggest His popularity would increase among people especially at that time because of the feast going on then. This may suggest they were looking for a social and political leader for themselves. However, they did not believe in Him and may have suggested this in cynicism. They also knew He would have trouble with the Jews in Judea.
  2. No one spoke freely about Him for they were afraid of the Jews.
  3. His Father our God gave Him the words to say.
  4. Just as they circumcised on a Sabbath so the law of circumcision would not be broken His healing was done in righteousness too. It is right to do works of necessity and mercy even on the Sabbath. They needed to look deep into the things He was doing so they might see the righteousness in it.
  5. Nicodemus said their law could not judge anyone until there was a fair trial.

CHAPTER 8

  1. God foretold of Him through the prophets, He spoke of Him from above at His baptism, and the miracles Jesus did could only be of God.
  2. By continuing in His words. This is continuing and holding fast to truth and righteousness.
  3. Continuing in truth and righteousness will keep you from being a slave to sin.
  4. They should have Abrahamís spirit of faith and belief in the word of God and therefore believe in Jesus. Instead they had disbelief and a murderous attitude which Abraham did not possess.
  5. Abraham saw the prophetic view. Godís promise to him was a multitude of descendants and a seed that would bless all the people. This prophecy began the day his son Isaac was born.
  6. He existed before Abraham.

CHAPTER 9

  1. To show the works of God in him through Jesus.
  2. Jesus was the light to the world. His death was coming and darkness would overtake the world.
  3. God hears those who worship Him and follow His will.
  4. They did not want to believe Jesus came from God. It was plain to the healed man that only a man from God could do such things.
  5. They said they could "see" so they knew God. If they knew Him they would know to accept Jesus as sent by God.

CHAPTER 10

  1. Those who know God and are submissive to His will.
  2. The Gentiles (in one body, one spirit, and one Lord - Eph. 2; 11-16; 4:4).
  3. He had power from God to die and then to live.
  4. The Father and Jesus are united in purpose concerning the protection and salvation of the believer. Followers of Jesus are in His hand and He is in the Father's hand. Whoever accepts Jesus will be accepted and protected by the Father also.
  5. Those who God trusted with His word to rule or lead others in the will of God (Ps. 82:1, 6). They received the instructions or words of God and so did Jesus. In the time of Moses, he was God to Aaron and Aaron was prophet to Pharaoh (Ex. 4:16; 7:1).

CHAPTER 11

  1. Jesus was of the light of God and knew it was not time for His death yet. He had power to lay it down when He wanted.
  2. On the last day at the resurrection.
  3. He prayed so the people could hear and know that the power to raise the dead was from God working through Him. It was not His doing.
  4. They feared the reprimand of the Romans and the loss of their authority over the people.
  5. Caiaphas feared many would die by the Romans because of Jesus. It would be better for one to die than risk the whole nation.
  6. Caiaphas knew that the Messiah would suffer death for the world. He thought it beneficial to their positions if they helped this along.

CHAPTER 12

  1. a. She anointed His feet with the costly oil and wiped them with her hair in preparation of His death. She is the same woman in Luke 7:37-38, Matthew 26:6, Mark 14:3. Luke does not mention the city where this occurs but Matthew, Mark, and John identify the city of Bethany. b. 300 denari (about 1 yearís wages). c. Judas claimed waste of money because he was a thief and wanted the oil for the money he could get.
  2. Because on account of Lazarus many of the Jews left them and went to Jesus believing in Him.
  3. If you love the world and live for your pleasure you will not be living for God. This is a selfish love. Some are afraid to die and give up their worldly purpose. This brings death. If you love God and seek to please Him you will have eternal life. This is unselfish love and service to God. These people are not afraid to die and look forward to the life to come.
  4. The time had come for Jesus' death and resurrection and Satan's defeat. Death could not hold man in the grave any longer.
  5. They feared the Pharisees would put them out of the synagogues. They loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
  6. He spoke and did all things the Father told him to do. He was the light of God.
  7. The word of God Jesus spoke to us that we should have regarded and obeyed.
  8. The word was repentance and forgiveness through Jesus and hearts true to God. Believe in Jesus, live to please God, and receive salvation of your soul.

CHAPTER 13

  1. To show them not only to be humble, but to be a servant in the spreading of the gospel.
  2. The disciples were clean because they have believed and followed Jesus. His word and teachings they accepted cleansed them.
  3. Judas Iscariot.
  4. Jesus would be glorified by His death and resurrection. He now sits at the right hand of God in heaven.
  5. If we demonstrate love for each other we will show we are of Christ.
  6. He would deny knowing Jesus three times.

CHAPTER 14

  1. Jesus had been with them three years and had told them all things concerning His death and resurrection and heaven.
  2. The works and words of Jesus show that the Father was working in Him. Jesus gave us a manifestation of the will and plans of God.
  3. We must keep His commandments and teachings.
  4. The Holy Spirit will be given to help us follow the commandments and to remember the teachings of Jesus.
  5. The Spirit was in Jesus doing the works and teaching them the way and the truth which they adopted for themselves. By this adoption they were filled by the Spirit too.
  6. They would see Jesus resurrected from death. They would understand the things He had told them while with them.
  7. We by believing, obeying, and continuing in His commandments are united in purpose and will with Him and therefore with God also.
  8. The Spirit will teach us what we need for life and help us remember all we have learned and received of God and Jesus so we can apply it to our lives.

CHAPTER 15

  1. a. Jesus is the vine. b. God is the vinedresser. c. The believers are the branches.
  2. a. A branch is pruned to help it produce more fruit or better fruit. b. God corrects us and gives us knowledge so we can remove the unclean things in our life to produce a more righteous and fruitful walk with God.
  3. We are to show by our lives that we are under the influence of Christ. We should produce goodness, righteousness, and truth and be an influence or effective force on others to bring them into and keep them in a proper walk in the kingdom.
  4. If we are not producing fruit we can be cut out of the body of Christ and the kingdom.
  5. a. To continue in the commandments and teachings of Jesus we abide in Him. b. Jesus is the foundation or the cornerstone of our belief. We must produce fruit from His words and teachings. Without Him we will wither and fall and become like a dead branch.
  6. Jesus gave us the word of the Father. When we obey the doctrines of Jesus we essentially honor and emulate the will of God.
  7. By obeying His commandments and teachings we have His love.
  8. We are not of the world and we are no better than our Master. Jesus was persecuted we will be also. The persecutors will not know God nor love the people of God.
  9. The people were guilty of other sins but now would add to them the sin of rejecting the Son and the will of God.
  10. a. The Spirit will reveal to us that Jesus was real and His words were life. We will feel the presence of the Spirit and he will guide us by teaching us and helping us to remember what we have received through the gospel of Christ. b. We testify of Jesus through our words and actions. We continue the work of the Lord through the Spirit by our own teaching of the gospel and by application of the words of Christ in our life.

CHAPTER 16

  1. The sins of man had to be forgiven before the Spirit and presence of God would dwell among men.
  2. The presence of the Spirit of God would continue the work of Jesus. However, this work would take place through many people and in many places at the same time. Jesus was limited to wherever He was at the time.
  3. a. The Spirit will teach us of Christ and the sin of rejecting Him. b. The Spirit will show us the righteousness and innocence of Jesus, the righteousness He brought to man through justification, and will teach us the proper and righteous way to live. c. The Spirit will show us the judgment due the good and that reserved for the sinner and the leader of sinners. We will understand the judgment due Satan and of those who choose to follow an unrighteous course in life.
  4. The Spirit proceeds from the Father and does not act independently but will be prompted by God to declare the things of God. We will feel His presence in our souls and by our conscience. The Spirit will use what we have heard and learned to help us with our need at the time He determines we need it or are ready for it.
  5. All power and authority and eternal life of God is now given to Jesus to develop and save the church. The Spirit will help us to understand this and continue the work of Jesus.
  6. Jesus will be in Heaven. The Holy Spirit will be here with us and in us. We will ask God directly in the name of Jesus and He will answer us for we will be an ambassador of Jesus.
  7. Through the Spirit we will understand the teachings of Jesus and the will and plan of God concerning the church and proper righteousness in our walk. It is easier for us to understand these things now after all has occurred than it was for those hearing and witnessing then.

CHAPTER 17

  1. a. The Son would be raised from the dead and ascend into heaven and restored to His place with the Father He had before. b. Jesus completed the work He was sent by God to do. He always acknowledged God for all He said and did. The power of God would be made true by Jesus' resurrection. The world will hear and know of God's power.
  2. To know God and Jesus intimately is the source of eternal life.
  3. God the Father is the only God. Keep from idols (1 John 5:20).
  4. Jesus wanted the honor of being with the Father in heaven and with the honor He had with Him even before the earth was made.
  5. All men and disciples were Godís and given to Jesus to teach and for them to witness the works of God through Jesus.
  6. Jesus kept them in the knowledge and worship of God and preserved in obedience to Him.
  7. The word of God we must follow and obey will transform us.
  8. Jesus followed and obeyed God's word devoted to the ministry of redemption and led the disciples by example so they could know and teach sanctification.
  9. Jesus is in the Father and we are in Jesus. We are united spiritually in the same plan, purpose, and desired result Ė to grow in knowledge and worship of God, to serve Him in the kingdom, to develop believers, and to save souls.

CHAPTER 18

  1. He cut off his ear.
  2. a. He denied that he was a disciple of Jesus. b. The rooster crowed as Jesus said would happen.
  3. Barabbas, a robber was chosen by the people over Jesus.

CHAPTER 19

  1. Pilate had been given his power and allowed to crucify Jesus by God.
  2. a. Jesus of Nazareth - The King of the Jews. b. A sarcastic title that said ďHe said I am the King of The Jews." c. He would not honor their request, but had grown weary of their requests.
  3. She was to be taken under the care of His disciple John.
  4. It was preparation day of the Passover week the day before the Sabbath (this was a Friday).

CHAPTER 20

  1. Mary Magdalene.
  2. On the first day of the week which was the day after the Sabbath.
  3. Three days and three nights just as He said would be His sign (as Jonah in the whale).(The night before Preparation Day, the night of Preparation Day and the night of the Sabbath. The day of Preparation Day, the day of the Sabbath, and the morning of the day after the Sabbath.)
  4. a. Peter and John. b. John out ran Peter. c. John did not go in at first but Peter went in.
  5. No, probably due to her distress she thought He was the gardener. When Jesus said her name she knew Him then.
  6. Thomas.
  7. As Moses was God to Aaron (Ex. 4:16) and Pharaoh (Ex. 7:1) because he had the words of God, in the same way was Jesus God to Thomas.

CHAPTER 21

  1. They went fishing and went on with life as usual.
  2. If Peter really loved Him then he needed to be about the work of spreading the gospel and strengthening the faith of those who believe.
  3. He would be crucified.