John 1 Bible Study Questions

Questions for John chapter 1 Bible study

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John 1 Bible Study Questions

John 1:1-13 (Answers: bibleversestudy.com/johngospel/john1-study.htm)

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 John the Baptist sent to perform?

Who is the “Light” in John 1:7, 8 and 9?

Where is this “Light”?

What is “His own” in John 1:11?

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

What do “the will of the flesh” and “the will of man” (John 1:13) mean?

But who can become children of God?

And who can believe in His name?

John 1:14-18 (Answers: bibleversestudy.com/johngospel/john1-the-word-became-flesh.htm)

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

What is the name of the Word who became flesh?

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

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

What further detail is given about the Son's relationship with God the Father in John 1:18?

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

Why would the Creator God come to mankind as a human?

John 1:19-28 (Answers: bibleversestudy.com/johngospel/john1-who-was-john-the-baptist.htm)

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 (Answers: bibleversestudy.com/johngospel/john1-lamb-of-god.htm)

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

Who was born first: John or Jesus?

Then why does John 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?

Then what did John’s baptism do?

But wasn’t Jesus also baptized by John?

Is the Bible saying that Jesus also had sins?

Then why was Jesus baptized?

What is the meaning of baptism today?

Must we be baptized to be with Jesus in heaven after we die?

How do we know that?

John 1:35-45 (Answers: bibleversestudy.com/ohngospel/john1-disciples-of-john-the-baptist.htm)

WWhat 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 likewise?

John 1:46-51 (Answers: bibleversestudy.com/johngospel/john1-nathanael.htm)

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 personal 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 “Son of Man”?

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