Semana 30, Juan 19-21

Lectura 1, Juan 19: 1-30

Juan 19

• Los soldados se burlan de Jesús

• Decisión de Pilatos

• El Rey de los Judíos Crucificado

• He aquí a tu madre

• Esta terminado

1. Pregunta: Considere todas las cosas que le vienen a la mente con respecto a lo que se incluyó en la declaración de Jesús de que “Consumado es”, justo antes de que él entregara Su espíritu.

Lectura 2, Juan 19: 31-20: 10

• El costado de Jesús está traspasado

• Jesús enterrado en la tumba de José

• La tumba vacía

Juan 20

2. Pregunta: ¿Qué crees que significa en el versículo 8, “porque aún no conocían la escritura de que Él debía morir y resucitar de entre los muertos, cuando Jesús les había dicho que esto sucedería (Lucas 9: 21- 23)?

Lectura 3, Juan 20: 11-42

• María Magdalena ve al Señor resucitado

• Los apóstoles comisionados

3. Pregunta: ¿Qué obtienes de lo que Jesús dijo a sus seguidores en los versículos 21-23?

• Ver y creer

4. Pregunta: ¿Qué obtienes de los versículos 25, 27-29 y cómo puedes aplicar esto a ti mismo?

• Que puedas creer

5. Pregunta: ¿Qué asocia todos ustedes con creer que Jesús es el Cristo, el Hijo de Dios (qué más implica esto)?

Lectura 4, Juan 21

Juan 21

• Desayuno junto al mar

• Jesús restaura a Pedro

6. Pregunta: ¿Qué punto o principio importante encuentras en la respuesta de Jesús a Pedro cuando pregunta: “Pero Señor, ¿qué hay de este hombre (Juan)?”

• El discípulo amado y su libro

Week 30, John 19-21

Reading 1, John 19:1-30

John 19 

The Soldiers Mock Jesus 

So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him.2 And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. 3 [ba]Then they said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they struck Him with their hands. 

4 Pilate then went out again, and said to them, “Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him.” 

Pilate’s Decision 

5 Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, “Behold the Man!” 

6 Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” 

Pilate said to them, “You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him.” 

7 The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and according to [bb]our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God.” 

8 Therefore, when Pilate heard that saying, he was the more afraid, 9 and went again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, “Where are You from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. 

10 Then Pilate said to Him, “Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have [bc]power to crucify You, and power to release You?” 

11 Jesus answered, “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.” 

12 From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, “If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar’s friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar.” 

13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14 Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!” 

15 But they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!” 

Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” 

The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar!” 

16 Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. Then they took Jesus [bd]and led Him away. 

The King of the Jews Crucified 

17 And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, 18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center. 19 Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: 


20 Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. 

21 Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews.” ’ ” 

22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.” 

23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. 24 They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be,” that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says: 

“They divided My garments among them, 
And for My clothing they cast lots.” 

Therefore the soldiers did these things. 

Behold Your Mother 

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home. 

It Is Finished 

28 After this, Jesus, [be]knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. 

1. Question: Consider all the things that come to mind for you regarding what was included in Jesus statement that, “It is finished,” just before he gave up His spirit. 

Reading 2, John 19:31-20:10

Jesus’ Side Is Pierced 

31 Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. 35 And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. 36 For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” 37 And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.” 

Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb 

38 After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus. 39 And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. 40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. 42 So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby. 

The Empty Tomb 

John 20  

Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” 

3 Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. 4 So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. 5 And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there,7 and the [bf]handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. 9 For as yet they did not [bg]know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went away again to their own homes. 

2. Question: What do you think it means in verse 8, “for as of yet they did not know the scripture that He must die and rise again from the dead, when Jesus had told them this would happen (Luke 9:21-23)? 

Reading 3, John 20:11-42

Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord 

11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” 

She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” 

14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” 

She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” 

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” 

She turned and said to [bh]Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). 

17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’ ” 

18 Mary Magdalene came and told the [bi]disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her. 

The Apostles Commissioned 

19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were [bj]assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 

21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” 

 3. Question: What do you get out of what Jesus said to His followers in verses 21-23? 

Seeing and Believing 

24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” 

So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” 

26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” 

28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 

29 Jesus said to him, [bk]“Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” 

4. Question: What do you get out of verses 25, 27-29 and how can you apply this to yourself? 

That You May Believe 

30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. 

 5. Question: What all do you associate with believing that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (what else does this imply)? 

Reading 4, John 21

John 21  

Breakfast by the Sea 

After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and in this way He showed Himself:2 Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” 

They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and [a]immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. 4 But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Then Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any food?” 

They answered Him, “No.” 

6 And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish. 

7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea. 8 But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fish. 9 Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish which you have just caught.” 

11 Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and eat breakfast.” Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?”—knowing that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish. 

14 This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead. 

Jesus Restores Peter 

15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of[b]Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” 

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I [c]love You.” 

He said to him, “Feed My lambs.” 

16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of [d]Jonah, do you love Me?” 

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I [e]love You.” 

He said to him, “Tend My sheep.” 

17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of [f]Jonah, do you [g]love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” 

And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” 

Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep. 18 Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.” 19 This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me.” 

20 Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also had leaned on His breast at the supper, and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?” 21 Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?” 

22 Jesus said to him, “If I [h]will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.” 

23 Then this saying went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you?” 

 6. Question: What important point or principle do you find in Jesus’ response to Peter when he asks, “But Lord, what about this man (John)?” 

The Beloved Disciple and His Book 

24 This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true. 

25 And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen. 

Semana 29, Juan 16-18

Lectura 1, Juan 16: 1-24

Juan 16

• Jesús advierte y consuela a sus discípulos

• La obra del Espíritu Santo

1. Pregunta: En los versículos 5-15, ¿qué les dice Jesús a sus discípulos que el Espíritu Santo hará cuando venga?

• El dolor se convertirá en gozo

2. Pregunta: ¿Qué quiso decir Jesús al decir que en un momento no lo verían y de nuevo en un momento lo verían?

3. Pregunta: ¿Por qué crees que Jesús estaba hablando cuando dijo que en ese día no le pedirán nada pero que le preguntarán al Padre en el nombre de Jesús y Él se lo dará?

Lectura 2, Juan 16: 25-17: 5

• Jesucristo ha vencido al mundo

• Jesús ora por sí mismo

Juan 17

       4. Pregunta: ¿A qué ató Jesús la vida eterna en el versículo tres?

Lectura 3, Juan 17: 6-26

• Jesús ora por sus discípulos

5. Pregunta: ¿Qué crees que quiso decir Jesús con “santifícalos (aparta) en tu verdad, tu palabra es verdad”?

• Jesús ora por todos los creyentes

6. Pregunta: ¿Qué dos cosas importantes se destacan para usted en lo que Jesús oró entre los versículos 20-26? ¿Ves a la “iglesia” haciendo lo que Jesús oró en este pasaje?

¿Por qué o por qué no?

¿Cómo podemos ser obedientes en lo que Jesús oró?

Lectura 4, Juan 18: 1-18

• Traición y arresto en Getsemaní

Juan 18

• Ante el Sumo Sacerdote

• Pedro niega a Jesús

Lectura 5, Juan 18: 19-40

• Jesús interrogado por el sumo sacerdote

• Peter niega dos veces más

• En la corte de Pilato

7. Pregunta: ¿Qué ves que se parece al espíritu religioso en acción en los versículos 28 – 32 a través de las acciones de los líderes religiosos?

8. Pregunta: ¿Qué aprendemos de las palabras de Jesús en el versículo 36 sobre el reino de Dios en esta era presente hasta el futuro regreso de Cristo?

Por lo que Jesús dijo sobre el reino de Dios a lo largo del tiempo, ¿cuáles son algunos de los lugares que dijo que sería?

• Barrabás liberado en lugar de Jesús

Week 29, John 16-18

Reading 1, John 16:1-24

John 16  

Jesus Warns and Comforts His Disciples 

“These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.2 They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. 3 And these things they will do [ac]to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. 4 But these things I have told you, that when [ad]the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them. 

“And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you. 

The Work of the Holy Spirit 

5 “But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. 

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He [ae]will take of Mine and declare it to you. 

1. Question: In verses 5-15, what does Jesus tell His disciples that the Holy Spirit will do when He comes. 

Sorrow Will Turn to Joy 

16 “A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father.” 

17 Then some of His disciples said among themselves, “What is this that He says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, ‘because I go to the Father’?” 18 They said therefore, “What is this that He says, ‘A little while’? We do not [af]know what He is saying.” 

19 Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask Him, and He said to them, “Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’? 20 Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. 21 A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you. 

23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. 

2. Question: What did Jesus mean by saying that in a little while they would not see Him, and again in a little while they will see him? 

3. Question: Why do you think Jesus was talking about when He said that in that day they will ask Him nothing but they will ask the Father in Jesus’ name and He will give it? 

Reading 2, John 16:25-17:5

Jesus Christ Has Overcome the World 

25 “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; 27 for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God. 28 I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.” 

29 His disciples said to Him, “See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech! 30 Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God.” 

31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his [ag]own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. 33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you [ah]will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” 

Jesus Prays for Himself 

John 17  

Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He [ai]should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together [aj]with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. 

       4. Question: What did Jesus tie eternal life to in verse three? 

Reading 3, John 17:6-26

Jesus Prays for His Disciples 

6 “I have [ak]manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.7 Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You.8 For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me. 

9 “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. 10 And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep[al] through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.12 While I was with them [am]in the world, I kept them in [an]Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is [ao]lost except the son of [ap]perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify[aq] them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. 

5. Question: What do you think Jesus meant by, “sanctify (set apart) them by Your truth, Your word is truth.”? 

Jesus Prays for All Believers 

20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who [ar]will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. 

24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. 26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” 

6. Question: What two important things stand out to you in what Jesus prayed between verses 20 – 26? Do you see the “church” doing what Jesus prayed in this passage?   

Why or why not?  

How can we be obedient in what Jesus prayed? 

Reading 4, John 18:1-18

Betrayal and Arrest in Gethsemane 

John 18  

When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered. 2 And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples. 3 Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, “Whom are you seeking?” 

5 They answered Him, “Jesus [as]of Nazareth.” 

Jesus said to them, “I am He.” And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them. 6 Now when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground. 

7 Then He asked them again, “Whom are you seeking?” 

And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.” 

8 Jesus answered, “I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,” 9 that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, “Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none.” 

10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. 

11 So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?” 

Before the High Priest 

12 Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him. 13 And they led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was high priest that year. 14 Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was [at]expedient that one man should die for the people. 

Peter Denies Jesus 

15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another[au] disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest. 16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought Peter in. 17 Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, “You are not also one of this Man’s disciples, are you?” 

He said, “I am not.” 

18 Now the servants and officers who had made a fire of coals stood there, for it was cold, and they warmed themselves. And Peter stood with them and warmed himself. 

Reading 5, John 18:19-40

Jesus Questioned by the High Priest 

19 The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine. 

20 Jesus answered him, “I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where [av]the Jews always meet, and in secret I have said nothing. 21 Why do you ask Me? Ask those who have heard Me what I said to them. Indeed they know what I said.” 

22 And when He had said these things, one of the officers who stood by struck[aw]Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, “Do You answer the high priest like that?” 

23 Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?” 

24 Then Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. 

Peter Denies Twice More 

25 Now Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. Therefore they said to him, “You are not also one of His disciples, are you?” 

He denied it and said, “I am not!” 

26 One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, “Did I not see you in the garden with Him?” 27 Peter then denied again; and immediately a rooster crowed. 

In Pilate’s Court 

28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not go into the [ax]Praetorium, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover. 29 Pilate then went out to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this Man?” 

30 They answered and said to him, “If He were not [ay]an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him up to you.” 

31 Then Pilate said to them, “You take Him and judge Him according to your law.” 

Therefore the Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,” 32 that the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled which He spoke, signifying by what death He would die. 

33 Then Pilate entered the [az]Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” 

34 Jesus answered him, “Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me?” 

35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?” 

36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” 

37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” 

Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” 

38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all. 

7. Question: What do you think looks like the religious spirit at work in verses 28 – 32 in the actions of the religious leaders? 

8. Question: What do we learn from Jesus’ words in verse 36 about the kingdom of God in this present age until Christ’s future return? 

From what Jesus said about the kingdom of God over time, what are some of the places He said it would be?

Barabbas Released Instead of Jesus 

39 “But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” 

40 Then they all cried again, saying, “Not this Man, but Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a robber. 

Semana 28, Juan 13-15

Lectura 1, Juan 13: 1-17


• Jesús lava los pies de los discípulos

Nota de estudio: El trabajo de lavar los pies sucios de los invitados era el del criado de la casa. En ese momento y lugar no tenían zapatos, y comúnmente usaban sandalias. La gente caminaba por el mismo camino o caminos que los animales y tenían pies sucios y desagradables. Cuando Pedro le dijo a Jesús que no solo se lavara los pies sino a todos, Jesús dijo que ya se había bañado y, por lo tanto, solo necesitaba que le lavaran los pies (sucios).

1. Pregunta: Dejando de lado todo lo que has escuchado sobre el propósito de por qué Jesús lavó los pies del discípulo, ¿qué les enseñó realmente Jesús sobre por qué lavó sus pies en los versículos 14-17? (Véase también Mateo 20:28, Lucas 22: 24-27, Filipenses 2: 5-11).

Lectura 2, Juan 13: 18-38

• Jesús identifica a su traidor

• El nuevo mandamiento

2. Pregunta: ¿Qué es tan importante acerca de este nuevo mandamiento de amarse unos a otros? ¿Nos ha amado Cristo?

• Jesús predice la negación de Pedro

Lectura 3, Juan 14: 1-18


• El camino, la verdad y la vida

3. Pregunta: ¿Qué es tan importante acerca de Jesús? Responde a Tomás: “Yo soy el camino, la verdad y la vida. ¿Nadie viene al Fathere, excepto a través de mí?

• El padre revelado

4. Pregunta: ¿Por qué debemos tomar lo que Jesús enseñó y demostró, como la base de todo lo que está dentro de nosotros y lo que es uno fuera? (versículo 10-14, ver también Hebreos 1: 1-3, 1 Corintios 3: 9-11)?

¿Cómo se relacionan los versículos 12-14 con lo que Jesús dijo en los versículos 7-11?

5. Pregunta: ¿Cómo crees que amar a Jesús y guardar Sus mandamientos están relacionados con la promesa del Espíritu Santo en los versículos 16-17?

Lectura 4, Juan 14: 19-31

• Morada del Padre y del Hijo.

6. Pregunta: ¿Cuál es la conexión entre nuestro amor por Cristo, o la falta de él, y seguir Sus palabras?

¿Qué tiene esto que decir sobre la idea de que convertirse en cristiano es simplemente que te den un golpe y luego seguir con tu vida para vivir de la manera que quieras porque estás bajo la gracia?

• El don de su paz

7. Pregunta: ¿Cómo es que Satanás no tiene nada en Cristo y cómo podemos evitar que Satanás tenga algo en nosotros? (ver también Efesios 4:27)

Lectura 5, Juan 15: 1-25


• La vid verdadera

• Amor y alegría perfeccionados

8. Pregunta:

A) ¿Cómo permanecemos en Cristo? (Mateo 22: 37-38, Juan 14: 5, Juan15: 12, 1 Juan 1: 7-8)

B) ¿Cómo permanecen Sus palabras en nosotros? (Lucas 6: 46-48, Mateo 13:23)

C) ¿Cuál es la promesa para aquellos que permanecen en Cristo y sus palabras permanecen en ellos y por qué? (Juan 15: 16-17)

• El odio del mundo

9. Pregunta: En tu mundo, si ves que los “cristianos” son odiados, ¿es para testificar de Cristo y de Él, o es por otra razón? Si otra razón, ¿qué?

• Jesús enviará al ayudante

10. Pregunta: ¿De quién testifica el Espíritu Santo dentro de nosotros ante el mundo?

Week 28, John 13-15

Reading 1, John 13:1-17

John 13

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. 

2 And [m]supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, 4 rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. 5 After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. 6 Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?” 

7 Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” 

8 Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” 

Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” 

9 Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!” 

10 Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” 11 For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean.” 

12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you [n]know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16 Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. 

Study Note: The job of washing off the dirty feet of the guests was that of the house servant.  At that time and place they did not have shoes, and commonly wore sandals.  People walked the same path or roads as the animals and would have nasty, dirty feet.  When Peter said to Jesus to not only wash his feet but all of me, Jesus said He already had a bath and therefore only needed his (dirty) feet washed.

  1. Question: Putting aside everything you have been may have heard about the purpose of why Jesus washed the disciple’s feet, what did Jesus actually teach them about why He washed their feet in verses 14-17? (see also Matthew 20:28, Luke 22:24-27, Philippians 2:5-11). 

Reading 2, John 13:18-38

Jesus Identifies His Betrayer 

18 “I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats [o]bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.’ 19 Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He. 

20 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.” 

21 When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.” 22 Then the disciples looked at one another, perplexed about whom He spoke. 

23 Now there was [p]leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24 Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask who it was of whom He spoke. 

25 Then, leaning [q]back on Jesus’ breast, he said to Him, “Lord, who is it?” 

26 Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it.” And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27 Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, “What you do, do quickly.” 28 But no one at the table knew for what reason He said this to him. 29 For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus had said to him, “Buy those things we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor. 

30 Having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night. 

The New Commandment

31 So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. 32 If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately. 33 Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come,’ so now I say to you. 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” 

  • Question:  What is so important about this new commandment to love one another has Christ loved us? 

Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial

36 Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” 

Jesus answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow Me now, but you shall follow Me afterward.” 

37 Peter said to Him, “Lord, why can I not follow You now? I will lay down my life for Your sake.” 

38 Jesus answered him, “Will you lay down your life for My sake? Most assuredly, I say to you, the rooster shall not crow till you have denied Me three times. 

Reading 3, John 14:1-18

John 14

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many [r]mansions; if it were not so,[s]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.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?” 

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 

3. Question: What is so important about Jesus answer to Thomas, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”? 

The Father Revealed

7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” 

8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” 

9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. 

12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you [t]ask anything in My name, I will do it. 

4. Question: Why should we take what Jesus taught and demonstrated, as the foundation for everything pertaining to what is on the inside of us and what is one the outside. (verse 10-14, see also Hebrews 1:1-3, 1 Corinthians 3:9-11)? 

How are verses 12-14 related to what Jesus said in verse 7-11? 

15 “If you love Me, [u]keep My commandments.  

16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another [v]Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 

18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. 

5. Question: How do you think loving Jesus and keeping His commands are related to the promise of the Holy Spirit in verse 16-17? 

Reading 4, John 14:19-31

Indwelling of the Father and the Son

19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and [w]manifest Myself to him.” 

22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” 

23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me. 

6. Question: What is the connection between our love for Christ, or lack thereof, and following His words? 

What does this have to say about the idea that becoming a Christian is Just getting your ticket punched and then getting on with your life to live any way you want because you are under grace? 

The Gift of His Peace

25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the[x]Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because [y]I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I. 

29 “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. 31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here. 

  • Question: How is it that Satan has nothing in Christ and how can we keep Satan from having anything in us?  (see also Ephesians 4:27) 

Reading 5, John 15:1-25

John 15

The True Vine

 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He [z]takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 

5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you[aa] will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. 

Love and Joy Perfected

9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 

11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. 17 These things I command you, that you love one another. 

  •  Question: 
    A) How do we abide in Christ? (Matthew 22:37-38, John 14:5, John15:12, 1 John 1:7-8) 
    B) How do His words abide in us?  (Luke 6:46-48, Matthew 13:23) 
    C) What is the promise for those that abide in Christ and His words abide in them and why? (John 15:16-17) 

The World’s Hatred

18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 He who hates Me hates My Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. 25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’ 

9. Question: In your world, if you see that “Christians” are hated, is it for testifying of Christ and Him, or is it for another reason?  If another reason, what? 

26 “But when the [ab]Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning. 

10. Question: Who does the Holy Spirit abides within us testify of to the world? 

Semana 27, Juan 10-12

Lectura 1, Juan 10: 1-30

Juan 10

Jesús el verdadero pastor

1. Pregunta: ¿Quiénes son el pastor y las ovejas? ¿Qué crees que significa que las ovejas saben y escuchan su voz? ¿Cuáles podrían ser los beneficios o las consecuencias de escuchar frente a no escuchar la voz del pastor? (Ver también, Juan 12:46, Mateo 11: 28-29, Romanos 12: 2)

• Jesús el buen pastor

2. Pregunta: ¿Qué crees que Jesús quiere decir al decir, “si alguien entra por mí, será salvo?” ¿Cuál es nuestra parte en recibir y vivir en lo que viene a hacer el “ladrón” o en lo que Jesús viene a dar? En el contexto de esta parábola, ¿cómo se posicionan las ovejas / nosotros para experimentar una vida más abundante que Jesús viene a dar frente a lo que el ladrón / demonio viene a ofrecer?

3. Pregunta: ¿Qué quiso decir Jesús al decir: “Yo pongo mi vida para que pueda tomarla de nuevo. 18 Nadie me lo quita, pero yo lo pongo sobre mí. (Ver también Mateo 26:53 y Mateo 27: 45-51)

• El pastor conoce a sus ovejas

4. Pregunta: ¿Qué hacen las ovejas de Jesús? Si una persona dice creer y conocer a Jesús, pero no lo sigue, ¿qué dice eso?

Lectura 2, Juan 10: 31-11: 16

• Esfuerzos renovados para apedrear a Jesús

• Los creyentes más allá de Jordania

Juan 11

• La muerte de Lázaro

5. Pregunta: ¿Por qué Jesús esperó para ir a Lázaro?

Lectura 3, Juan 11: 17-44

• Yo soy la resurrección y la vida

• Lázaro resucitado de los muertos

6. Pregunta: ¿Por qué crees que Jesús, la resurrección y la vida, que estaba a punto de resucitar a Lázaro de entre los muertos, lloró en esta situación (considera la situación espiritual en lugar de la natural)?

Lectura 4, Juan 11: 45-12: 19

• La trama para matar a Jesús

7. Pregunta: ¿Por qué los líderes religiosos conspiraron para matar a Jesús?

Juan 12

• La unción en Betania

• La trama para matar a Lázaro

• La entrada triunfal

Lectura 5, Juan 12: 20-50

• El fructífero grano de trigo

8. Pregunta: De lo que has aprendido hasta ahora, ¿qué crees que quiso decir Jesús cuando habló de servirle y seguirlo? Pídale al Espíritu Santo que lo ayude a convertirse en un mejor seguidor de Jesús y servirle mejor. ¿Qué te viene a la mente que necesitas comenzar a practicar o alejarte para seguirlo mejor?

• Jesús predice su muerte en la cruz

• ¿Quién ha creído nuestro informe?

• caminar en la luz

9. Pregunta: ¿Por qué Jesús vino como una luz al mundo (versículo 46)? ¿Qué crees que quiere decir Jesús al decir que quien crea en Él no debe permanecer en la oscuridad? (ver también 1 Juan: 5-7)

Week 27, John 10-12

Reading 1, John 10:1-30

John 10  

Jesus the True Shepherd

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them. 

  1. Question: Who are the shepherd and sheep?  What do you think it means the sheep know and listen to his voice?  What might be the benefits or consequences of listening vs. not listening to the shepherd’s voice? (See also, John 12:46, Matthew 11:28-29, Romans 12:2) 

Jesus the Good Shepherd

7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who ever came [ce]before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. 

2. Question: What do you think Jesus means by saying, “if anyone enters by Me, will be saved?”  What’s our part in receiving and living in either what the “thief” comes to do or what Jesus comes to give? In the context of this parable, how do the sheep/us position ourselves to experience more abundant life Jesus comes to give vs. what the thief/devil comes to offer? 

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 12 But a [cf]hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. 

17 “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” 

3. Question: What did Jesus mean by saying, “I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself.” (See also Matthew 26:53 and Matthew 27:45-51) 

19 Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings. 20 And many of them said, “He has a demon and is [cg]mad. Why do you listen to Him?” 

21 Others said, “These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?” 

The Shepherd Knows His Sheep

22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in [ch]doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 

25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. 26 But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, [ci]as I said to you. 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and My Father are one.” 

4. Question: What do Jesus’ sheep do? If a person claims to believe and know Jesus, but does not follow Him, what does that say?  

Reading 2, John 10:31-11:16

Renewed Efforts to Stone Jesus

31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” 

33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.” 

34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ’?35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and [cj]believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” 39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand. 

The Believers Beyond Jordan

40 And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed. 41 Then many came to Him and said, “John performed no sign, but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true.” 42 And many believed in Him there. 

John 11  

The Death of Lazarus

Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. 3 Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.” 

4 When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 

5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. 7 Then after this He said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” 

8 The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?” 

9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10 But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” 11 These things He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.” 

12 Then His disciples said, “Lord, if he sleeps he will get well.” 13 However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep. 

14 Then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him.” 

16 Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.” 

5. Question: Why did Jesus wait to go to Lazarus?  

Reading 3, John 11:17-44

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about [a]two miles away. 19 And many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. 

20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house. 21 Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” 

23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 

24 Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 

27 She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” 

Lazarus Raised from the Dead

28 And when she had said these things, she went her way and secretly called Mary her sister, saying, “The Teacher has come and is calling for you.” 29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came to Him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but [b]was in the place where Martha met Him. 31 Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, [c]saying, “She is going to the tomb to weep there.” 

32 Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” 

33 Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. 34 And He said, “Where have you laid him?” 

They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” 

35 Jesus wept. 36 Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!” 

37 And some of them said, “Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?” 

38 Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” 

Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” 

40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Then they took away the stone [d]from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. 42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” 43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” 44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” 

6. Question: Why do you think Jesus, the resurrection and the life, who was about to raise Lazarus from the dead, wept in this situation (consider the spiritual situation rather than the natural)?  

Reading 4, John 11:45-12:19

The Plot to Kill Jesus

45 Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him. 46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did. 47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs. 48 If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.” 

49 And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, 50 nor do you consider that it is expedient for [e]us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.” 51 Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad. 

53 Then, from that day on, they plotted to put Him to death. 54 Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there remained with His disciples. 

55 And the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went from the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves. 56 Then they sought Jesus, and spoke among themselves as they stood in the temple, “What do you think—that He will not come to the feast?” 57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him. 

7. Question: Why did the religious leaders plot to have Jesus put to death? 

John 12  

The Anointing at Bethany

Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was [f]who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. 2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. 3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. 

4 But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, 5 “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for [g]three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it. 

7 But Jesus said, “Let her alone; [h]she has kept this for the day of My burial. 8 For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.” 

The Plot to Kill Lazarus

9 Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. 10 But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, 11 because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus. 

The Triumphal Entry

12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: 

‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ 
The King of Israel!” 

14 Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: 

15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; 
Behold, your King is coming, 
Sitting on a donkey’s colt.” 

16 His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him. 

17 Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness. 18 For this reason the people also met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign. 19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, “You see that you are accomplishing nothing. Look, the world has gone after Him!” 

Reading 5, John 12:20-50

The Fruitful Grain of Wheat

20 Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. 21 Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 

22 Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus. 

23 But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. 24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much [i]grain.25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. 

8. Question: From what you have learned so far, what do you think Jesus meant when He talked about serving and following Him?  Ask the Holy Spirit to help you become a better follower of Jesus and serve Him better.  What comes to mind for you that you need to begin practicing or turn away from to follow Him better? 

Jesus Foretells His Death on the Cross

27 “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify Your name.” 

Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.” 

29 Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to Him.” 

30 Jesus answered and said, “This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, if I am [j]lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”33 This He said, signifying by what death He would die. 

34 The people answered Him, “We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; and how can You say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this Son of Man?” 

35 Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them. 

Who Has Believed Our Report?

37 But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, 38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: 

“Lord, who has believed our report? 
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” 

39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: 

40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, 
Lest they should see with their eyes, 
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, 
So that I should heal them.” 

41 These things Isaiah said [k]when he saw His glory and spoke of Him. 

Walk in the Light

42 Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. 

44 Then Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. 45 And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. 46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. 47 And if anyone hears My words and does not [l]believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. 49 For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. 50 And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak.” 

9. Question: Why did Jesus come as a light into the world (verse 46)?  What do you think Jesus means by saying that whoever believes in Him should not abide in darkness? (see also 1 John :5-7) 

Semana 26, Juan 7-9

Lectura 1, Juan 7: 1-31

Juan 7

• Los hermanos de Jesús no creen

1. Pregunta: ¿Por qué crees que Jesús dijo: “Aún no ha llegado mi hora, pero tu hora siempre está lista … Todavía no [av] voy a esta fiesta, porque Mi hora aún no ha llegado por completo. “

¿Por qué el mundo odia a Jesús? ¿A quién crees que la gente de tu mundo odia más, a Jesús o a los cristianos, y por qué?

• La enseñanza de Jesús es del Padre

• ¿Podría ser este el Cristo?

Lectura 2, Juan 7: 32-8: 12

• Jesús y los líderes religiosos

• La promesa del Espíritu Santo.

2. Pregunta: ¿Qué crees que Jesús está diciendo en el versículo 38: “El que cree en mí, como dice la Escritura, fluirá de su corazón ríos de agua viva”?

•¿Quién es él?

• Rechazado por las autoridades

Juan 8

• La adúltera, sus acusadores y Jesús

3. Pregunta: ¿Qué crees que quiere decir Jesús al decir: “El que me sigue no andará en tinieblas, sino que tendrá la luz de la vida” y ¿Por qué? (véase también 1 Juan 1: 6-8)?

Lectura 3, Juan 8: 13-36

• Jesús defiende a su propio testimonio

4. Pregunta: ¿Quién es el que juzgará a todas las personas (Juan 5:22)?

¿Cuál es otra razón que encuentras en este pasaje para no juzgar a otras personas?

• Jesús predice su partida

• La verdad te hará libre

5. Pregunta: En el contexto del versículo 31-35, cuando Jesús dice: “conocerás la verdad”, 1) qué quiere decir, 2) cómo llegas a conocer la verdad con base en lo que Jesús dice arriba. 3) ¿De qué te liberas al conocer la verdad?

Lectura 4, Juan 8: 37-9: 12

• La semilla de Abraham y la de Satanás

6. Pregunta: Cuando Jesús dijo en el versículo 37: “buscas matarme, porque mi palabra no tiene lugar en ti”, ¿qué crees que quiso decir con “mi palabra no tiene lugar en ti”? (Véase también Mateo 13:23)

• Antes de que Abraham fuese, YO SOY

7. Pregunta: ¿Por qué los fariseos recogieron piedras para apedrear a Jesús cuando dijo: “YO SOY”? (Ver también Éxodo 3:14)

Juan 9

• Un ciego nacido en un hombre recibe la vista

8. Pregunta: ¿Por qué estaba enfermo este hombre? ¿Cuáles son algunas razones diferentes por las que puede pensar en la Biblia y de otra manera para que las personas se enfermen?

Lectura 5, Juan 9: 13-41

• Los fariseos excomulgan al hombre sanado

• Visión verdadera y ceguera verdadera

9. Pregunta: En el contexto de la conversación entre Jesús y los fariseos, ¿qué crees que quiso decir Jesús al decir: “Para juicio he venido a este mundo, para que los que no ven puedan ver, y para que los que vean puedan quedar ciego “?

Week 26, John 7-9

Reading 1, John 7:1-31

John 7  

Jesus’ Brothers Disbelieve

After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, because the [au]Jews sought to kill Him. 2 Now the Jews’ Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. 3 His brothers therefore said to Him, “Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing. 4 For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.” 5 For even His brothers did not believe in Him. 

6 Then Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil. 8 You go up to this feast. I am not [av]yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come.” 9 When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee. 

  1. Question: Why do you think Jesus said, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready… I am not [av]yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come.” 

Why does the world hate Jesus?  Who do you think the people in your world hate more, Jesus or Christians, and why? 

Jesus’ Teaching is From the Father

10 But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. 11 Then the Jews sought Him at the feast, and said, “Where is He?” 12 And there was much complaining among the people concerning Him. Some said, “He is good”; others said, “No, on the contrary, He deceives the people.” 13 However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews. 

14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15 And the Jews marveled, saying, “How does this Man know such writings, having never studied?” 

16 [aw]Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. 19 Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me?” 

20 The people answered and said, “You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?” 

21 Jesus answered and said to them, “I did one work, and you all marvel. 22 Moses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the Father), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath? 24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” 

Could This Be the Christ?

25 Now some of them from Jerusalem said, “Is this not He whom they seek to kill? 26 But look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is [ax]truly the Christ? 27 However, we know where this Man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from.” 

28 Then Jesus cried out, as He taught in the temple, saying, “You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know. 29 [ay]But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me.” 

30 Therefore they sought to take Him; but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come. 31 And many of the people believed in Him, and said, “When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?” 

Reading 2, John 7:32-8:12

Jesus and the Religious Leaders

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him. 33 Then Jesus said [az]to them, “I shall be with you a little while longer, and then I go to Him who sent Me.34 You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come.” 

35 Then the Jews said among themselves, “Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks? 36 What is this thing that He said, ‘You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come’?” 

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those [ba]believing in Him would receive; for the [bb]Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. 

  • Question: What do you think Jesus is saying in verse 38, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” ? 

Who Is He?

40 Therefore [bc]many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, “Truly this is the Prophet.” 41 Others said, “This is the Christ.” 

But some said, “Will the Christ come out of Galilee? 42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?” 43 So there was a division among the people because of Him. 44 Now some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him. 

Rejected by the Authorities

45 Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why have you not brought Him?” 

46 The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this Man!” 

47 Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are you also deceived? 48 Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” 

50 Nicodemus (he who came to [bd]Jesus [be]by night, being one of them) said to them, 51 “Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?” 

52 They answered and said to him, “Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet [bf]has arisen out of Galilee.” 

53 [bg]And everyone went to his own house. 

John 8  

The Adulteress, Her Accusers, and Jesus 

But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 

2 Now [bh]early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, [bi]this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now [bj]Moses, in the law, commanded us [bk]that such should be stoned. But what do You [bl]say?” 6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, [bm]as though He did not hear. 

7 So when they continued asking Him, He [bn]raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 Then those who heard it, being[bo]convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up [bp]and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers [bq]of yours? Has no one condemned you?” 

11 She said, “No one, Lord.” 

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go [br]and sin no more.” 

12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” 

3. Question: What do you think Jesus means by saying, “He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” and Why? (see also 1 John 1:6-8)? 

Reading 3, John 8:13-36

Jesus Defends His Self-Witness

13 The Pharisees therefore said to Him, “You bear witness of Yourself; Your witness is not [bs]true.” 

14 Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from and where I am going. 15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. 16 And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me. 17 It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true. 18 I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.” 

19 Then they said to Him, “Where is Your Father?” 

Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also.” 

20 These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one laid hands on Him, for His hour had not yet come. 

4. Question: Who is it that will judge all people (John 5:22)? 

What is another reason you find in this passage for not judging other people? 

Jesus Foretells His Departure

21 Then Jesus said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come.” 

22 So the Jews said, “Will He kill Himself, because He says, ‘Where I go you cannot come’?” 

23 And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” 

25 Then they said to Him, “Who are You?” 

And Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning.26 I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I heard from Him.” 

27 They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father. 

28 Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift[bt] up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. 29 And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.” 30 As He spoke these words, many believed in Him. 

The Truth Shall Make You Free

31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” 

33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?” 

34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. 

5. Question: In the context of verse 31 – 35,  When Jesus says, “ you will know the truth,” 1) what does He mean, 2) how do you come to know the truth based on what Jesus says above.   3) What are you set free from by knowing the truth? 

Reading 4, John 8:37-9:12

Abraham’s Seed and Satan’s

37 “I know that you are Abraham’s descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. 38 I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have [bu]seen with your father.” 

39 They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” 

Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this. 41 You do the deeds of your father.” 

Then they said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father—God.” 

42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.” 

6. Question: When Jesus said in verse 37, “ you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you,” what do you think He meant by, “My word has no place in you”? (See also Matthew 13:23) 

Before Abraham Was, I AM

48 Then the Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?” 

49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. 50 And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges. 51 Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.” 

52 Then the Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.’ 53 Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Who do You make Yourself out to be?” 

54 Jesus answered, “If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is [bv]your God. 55 Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” 

57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” 

58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” 

59 Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going[bw] through the midst of them, and so passed by. 

7. Question: Why did the Pharisees pick up stones to stone Jesus with when He said, “I AM?” (See also Exodus 3:14) 

John 9  

A Man Born Blind Receives Sight

Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 

3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 I[bx] must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 

6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing. 

8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was [by]blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?” 

9 Some said, “This is he.” Others said,[bz]“He is like him.” 

He said, “I am he.” 

10 Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” 

11 He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to [ca]the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.” 

12 Then they said to him, “Where is He?” 

He said, “I do not know.” 

8. Question: Why was this man sick?  What are some different reasons you can think of the Bible and otherwise for people getting sick. 

Reading 5, John 9:13-41

The Pharisees Excommunicate the Healed Man

13 They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees. 14 Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. 15 Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” 

16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not [cb]keep the Sabbath.” 

Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them. 

17 They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?” 

He said, “He is a prophet.” 

18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight. 19 And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 

20 His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.” 

24 So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.” 

25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.” 

26 Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?” 

27 He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?” 

28 Then they reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are Moses’ disciples. 29 We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from.” 

30 The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes! 31 Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. 32 Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. 33 If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.” 

34 They answered and said to him, “You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they [cc]cast him out. 

True Vision and True Blindness

35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of [cd]God?” 

36 He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” 

37 And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.” 

38 Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him. 

39 And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.” 

40 Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind also?” 

41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains. 

9. Question: In the context of the conversation between Jesus and the Pharisees, what do you think Jesus meant by saying, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind”?