Sunday Bible Study: Testimonies About Jesus

December 19, 2020 Bible Study, Bible Study, Church Blog0

Step 1:  Opening and Introduction to the lesson – Personal Testimonies from last week’s study and Reflection:  Whom do you still admire today who was a hero to you as a child?  Who was a hero who turned out to be a disappointment?  Why?

Step 2:  Hear – Read:  Testimonies About Jesus.  John 5:31-47.

Step 3:  Explore – Discover the Passage

  1. To what five witnesses does Jesus refer?  Which are valid?  Which do the Jews accept?  Do the scriptures give life?  To whom is life related?
  • Who or what testifies in favor of Jesus (v. 33)?  How do you think the religious leaders felt when Jesus referred to these witnesses (already discounted by the authorities)?
  • How does Jesus refute the religious leaders with their own scripture?  List at least five accusations Jesus makes against the Jews?
  • What is ironical about the source of accusation against the Jews?  From whom do the Jews receive glory?  From whom does Jesus?

Step 4:  Connect – Apply the Passage:

  1. What witnesses have convinced you that Jesus is indeed the one who gives life?
  • Have you ever seen anyone put the study of the Scriptures before their love for Christ?  Have you ever done this?  Why?
  • Do any of the accusations characterize you?  From whom do you receive glory?
  • Is the love of God in your heart?  How can you use Scripture to cultivate the love of God in you?

Step 5:  Reflect:  These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

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