John 1 Bible Study Questions

Questions for John chapter 1 Bible study

John 1 Bible Study Questions

Questions for John 1 Bible Study

John 1:1-8 Bible Study Questions

In John 1:1-3, what five claims are being made about the “Word”?

Are these five claims consistent with Genesis chapter 1?

What are the second and third words in Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24 and 26?

When does Genesis 1 say the creation through His Word took place?

What is the fifth word in Genesis 1:26?

To whom does that word refer?

Is the Holy Spirit mentioned in Genesis 1?

What is the “darkness” in John 1:5?

Is the writer of this gospel referring to himself in John 1:6?

What role was he sent to perform?

Who or what was the “Light”?


John 1:9-13 Bible Study Questions

Who is the “true Light” (John 1:9), also referred to as “the/that Light” in John 1:7 & 8?

Where is this “true Light”?

What is “His own” in John 1:11?

To what does the “blood” (John 1:13) refer?

To what do “the will of the flesh” and “the will of man” (John 1:13) refer?

Who can become children of God?

And who can do that?


John 1:14-18 Bible Study Questions

What happened to the “Word” in John 1:14?

What is the name of the Word?

What does “only Son” (John 1:14) mean?

Which "John testified" as quoted in John 1:15?

How long “before” him “was” (John 1:15) Jesus?

What "law" (John 1:17)  was given through Moses?

What is meant by “the only” (John 1:18) Son?

Is it true that “No one has ever seen God” (John 1:18)?

How can the five statements about the "Word" in John 1:1-3 be made more precise with these additional details?


John 1:19-28 Bible Study Questions

Who is “John” in John 1:19?

Why is he identified by that label?

Why do they ask him if he is “Elijah” or “the Prophet” in John 1:21?

Who is the “Prophet like me” in Deuteronomy 18:15?

What is this John saying in John 1:23?

What is the context of this declaration?

So what is this John saying about himself?

Who are “the Pharisees” in John 1:24?

What is John saying about the “sandal strap” in John 1:27?

What and where are “Bethabara” and “Jordan” (John 1:28)?

John was born to serve God as His herald. What is your life's God-given, God-serving mission?

Are you living out that mission? If not, why not?

If you are living out that mission, are you doing it with John’s perception of his own worth?


John 1:29-34 Bible Study Questions

Why does John call Jesus, “The Lamb of God” (John 1:29)?

Who was born first: John or Jesus?

Why does he say, “He was before me” (John 1:30)?

Why does John call Jesus “a Man” (John 1:30)?

How did John recognize Jesus as the Lamb of God?

Does baptism wash away sins?

What did John’s baptism do?

Wasn’t Jesus also baptized by John?

Does the Bible say that Jesus also had sins?

Why was Jesus baptized?

What is the meaning of baptism today?


John 1:35-45 Bible Study Questions

What did John do with his disciples?

What did the disciples of John do in response?

How should this be different today?

Who were the disciples of John who followed Jesus?

Why do they answer Jesus about what they want with, "where are you staying" (John 1:38)?

Until what time did they stay with Jesus that day?

If you are a Christian, how much time do you spend with Jesus daily?

Did Andrew introduce Peter and Jesus to each other?

What and where are Galilee and Bethsaida?

How do you think Andrew and Philip said what they said in John 1:41 and 45?

What is the first thing Andrew and Philip did after meeting Jesus?

Have you done that?


John 1:46-51 Bible Study Questions

Why did Nathanael say, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth” (John 1:46)?

How would Nathanael know about Nazareth?

What do you think of Nathanael’s initial reaction to what Philip told him?

How did Philip respond?

How applicable is his advice for people today?

What trait did Jesus praise about Nathanael?

What other traits did Jesus praise in people?

Did Jesus ever praise people’s wealth or physical beauty?

How about their nice house, car, clothes or ability to play with a ball?

What traits do you admire in people?

Who is “the Son of Man”?