Below you will find links to our in-progress study guide for the book of John. One link will contain the study questions, the other link the answers.
The purpose of this study is to help people master the book of John. Mastering John will help us understand the entire Word of God – which is a most excellent and blessed thing.
This study comes from a Messianic Jewish/ Evangelical Christian perspective.
How To Use This Study
Read John three times. Begin with the New Living Translation (NLT). Then read it in the New International Version (NIV). Then read it in the New American Standard Bible (NASB) or the English Standard Version (ESV). The text used for this study is the New International Version (NIV). I’ve made some minor changes to the text, like changing Jesus to Yeshua.
Start with the questions. Answer the questions then use the corresponding study guide which has the answers to the questions.
A person can use the questions and study guide by himself; or someone else, like a parent, can give the questions to a child and go over the answers with the child with the study guide.
This is a work in progress. There might be mistakes. If you find a mistake, please let us know. Email [email protected]
Introduction To The Book Of John
Yeshua is the Most Important Man Who Ever Lived. The Most Important Man brought the world the Most Important Message, a message that must be believed for human beings, who are alienated from God and headed to Hell, not Heaven, to death, not life, to be reconciled to their Creator and live forever.
Not only is Yeshua the Most Important Man, He is also the risen Messiah. He is alive now, seated at the right hand of God the Father, where He rules as the Lord of Heaven and Earth. We want to be aware of Him, close to Him, connected to Him, filled with His Spirit, learning from Him, directed by Him. We want to continue His mission of world evangelism and tell as many people as we can about Him. The book of John helps us do this.
It’s one of the greatest books ever written. It’s divinely inspired; accurate; true, reliable; trustworthy.
It’s one of the most widely read books ever written.
It’s one of the most loved books ever written.
It was written by John, a man of the Chosen People, and one of Yeshua’s closest disciples. John was one of Messiah’s inner circle. It was written by someone who was very close to Yeshua, and an eyewitness to these amazing events.
It was written in the first century, probably between 45 and 90 AD.
It was written to help us believe that Yeshua is the Messiah and the Son of God; and by knowing that Yeshua is the Messiah and becoming loyal to Him, we gain eternal life.
To help us believe, John records a number of “signs” – miracles that point to Yeshua and tell us something about who He is.
To help us believe, John includes “I Am” statements: I am the Bread of Life. I am the Light of the World. I am the Door. I am the Good Shepherd. I am the Resurrection and the Life. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. I am the Vine. Before Abraham was, I Am.
To help us believe, John gives us titles for Yeshua which enable us to better understand who He is. He is the Word; God; the Light; Rabbi; Messiah; King of Israel; Lamb of God; Savior of the world; Son of Man; Son of God; Lord.
The book of John was written chronologically, using the holidays of Passover, Sukkot (Tabernacles, Booths, Shelters) and Chanukkah.
It was written using simple yet profound words.
It was written using contrasts – between God and Satan, good and evil, light and darkness, love and hate, life and death, flesh and spirit, slavery and freedom, truth and lie.
It was written quoting Yeshua’s use of everyday physical things that were easy for people to understand – like wind, bread, leaven, salt, food, water, birth, seeds and sowing and reaping, darkness and light – to help people understand spiritual realities.
It was written with an emphasis on Yeshua’s deity and His humanity, showing that He is fully God and fully man and therefore uniquely able to save fallen, dying humanity.
Links To Each Chapter Of John