John 14 Bible Study

John 14 Bible study & commentary

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John 14 Bible Study and Commentary

JOHN 14:1-5 BIBLE STUDY

John 14:6 Bible Study: I Am The Way, The Truth, And The Life
John 14:7-11 Bible Study: Show Us The Father
John 14:12-14 Commentary: Greater Works Than These
John 14:15-21 Bible Study: If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments
John 14:22 Commentary: Judas
John 14:23-26 Bible Study: Keep My Words
John 14:27-31 Bible Study: Peace I Leave With You
JOHN 14:1  1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

Why would their "hearts be troubled" (John 14:1)?
Jesus had just told them of His impending departure: "I shall be with you a little while longer... Where I am going, you cannot come" (John 13:33); Peter will deny Him: "Truly, truly, I say to you, the rooster shall not crow till you have denied Me three times" (John 13:38, see God is glorified); and that one of them will betray Him: “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me” (John 13:21, see One of you will betray me).

By saying, "You believe in God, believe also in Me" (John 14:1), is Jesus saying that He isn't God?
He is saying, "You believe in God the Father, believe also in Me, God the Son" (see God is glorified).

JOHN 14:2-3  2 “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

Why does Jesus say that He will "go to prepare a place" (John 14:2) at His "Father's house"?
He is comforting them with a portrayal whose love, commitment and hope they would have immediately understood - a bridegroom going away after the betrothal ceremony to prepare at his father's house the room for his bride (see Bride and Bridegroom). He is leaving them for a time but with the promise that a bridegroom would give to his bride: "I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also" (John 14:3).

JOHN 14:4-5  4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.” 5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”

What is "the way" (John 14:4,5)?
See next page. 

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