John 15 The second of four chapters where Jesus teaches his disciples after the Last Supper.Jesus speaks of the relationships of believers to himself, to each other, and to the world. Jesus also promises to send a helper, the Holy Spirit.
John 15:1-2 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Everybranch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch thatbeareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
What arethe fruits of the spirit? Galatians 5:22-23
What is similar about the nine fruits of the spirit;how are they all the same or related?
• All are virtues• All are the result of behavior or obedience to Jesus Christ• All are interrelated and mutually supportive
What is the greatestof these fruits and why? 1 Corinthians 13
John 15:4 Manatili kayo sa akin at ako ay mananatili sa inyo. Ang sanga ay hindi makakapamunga sa kaniyangsarili malibang ito ay manatili sa puno ng ubas. Maging kayo man ay hindi makakapamunga malibang manatili kayo sa akin.
John 15:9Kung papaanong inibig ako ng Ama ay gayon ko rin kayo inibig. Manatili kayo sa aking pag-ibig.
John 15:12 Ito ang aking utos: Kayo ay mag-ibigan sa isat isa gaya ng pag- ibig ko sa inyo.
John 15:7 Ang mga bagay na ito ay iniuutos ko sa inyo upang kayo ay mag-ibigan sa isat isa.
What are the results of followingthese commands of Jesus as cited in the following verses?
John 15:5 Ako ang puno ng ubas, kayo ang mga sanga. Ang nananatili saakin at ako sa kaniya ay magbubunga nang sagana sapagkat kung hiwalay kayo sa akin hindi kayo makakagawa ng anuman.
John 15:7 Kung kayo ay mananatili sa akin at ang aking mga salita ay manatili sa inyo, hingin ninyo ang anumang inyong ibigin at ito ay mangyayari sa inyo.
John 15:8 Sa ganito naluluwalhati ang aking Ama na kayo ay magbunga ng sagana at kayo ay magiging mga alagad ko.
John 15:10 Kung tutuparin ninyo ang aking mga utos, mananatili kayo sa aking pag-ibig. Tulad ko, tinupad ko ang mga utos ng aking Ama at nanatili sa kaniyang pag-ibig.
John 15:14 Kayo ay aking mgakaibigan kapag ginawa ninyo ang anumang inuutos ko sa inyo.
John 15:16 Hindi ninyo ako hinirang ngunit ako ang humirang sa inyo at nagtalaga sa inyo. Ang dahilan ayupang kayo ay humayo at mamunga at ang inyong bunga ay manatili. Atanumang ang inyong hingin sa akingAma sa pangalan ko ay ibibigay niya sa inyo.
Why did Jesus tell his disciples to remain in his love?
John 15:11 Ang mga bagay na ito ay sinabi ko sa inyo upang ang aking kagalakan ay manatili sa inyo. Gayundin naman, ang inyong kagalakan ay malubos.
GREATER LOVE IS NO ONE THAN THISthat he lay down his life for his friends.
John 16The work of the holy spirit, and disciples’ grief will turn to joy.
John 16:1 All this I have told you sothat you will not go astray.
List three things, from the Gospel of John 13, 14 and 15that Jesus told them that might have helped them to not go astray?
John 13:34-35 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
John 14:1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me."
John 15:4 "Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in thevine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me."
Why does the Holy Spirit will convict the world?
…he (Holy Spirit) will convict the world of guilt inregard to sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; 10 in regard to righteousness,because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;11 and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
SINAll who reject Jesus Christ are dead in their sins RIGHTEOUSNESS All who believe in Jesus Christ are righteous despite their sin JUDGMENT All who do not believe in Jesus Christ are judged for their sins
What are the two reasonsJesus gives for The Father’s love for the disciples?
Reasons Jesus gave in this chapterfor the things he told his disciples?
In verse 1 Jesus said “All this I have told youso that you will not go astray.”
In verse 4 Jesus said “I have told you this, so that when the time comesyou will remember that I warned you.”
In verse 15 Jesus said“All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.”
In verse 33 Jesus said "I have told you these things,so that in me you may have peace.In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
How have you sufferedHow have you suffered as a result of your faith as a Christian?
John 17Jesus prays for Himself, his disciples, and for all the believers.
8 things that Jesus states in the prayerthat he has accomplished while on earth.
Verse 4 - I have brought you glory onearth by completing the work you gave me to do.
Verse 6 - I have revealed you to thosewhom you gave me out of the world.
Verse 8 - For I gave them the wordsyou gave me and they accepted them.
Verse 12 - While I was with them, Iprotected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me.
John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only trueGod, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
What do we learn aboutGod the Father’s power and abilities?
From Verse 11 – He can protect by the power of Hisname From Verse 15 - He can take people out of the world andprotect people from the evil one From Verse 17 – He can sanctify people by the truth From Verse 23 - He can love people From Verse 24 - He can give people to Jesus, giveglory, and love people
John 17 verses, that tell us thefollowing about the world and those in it from Jesus’ prayer.
The Father has not been revealed to them by Jesus nor given to him by God Verses 6, 9, and 25
The world can bring harm to believersbut God can protect them Verses 11 and 12
The world hates believers and they are not of the world nor is Jesus Christ Verses 13 and 14Verses 15 and 16
The disciples are sent into the worldbut yet are set apart from it Verses 18 and 19
The whole world can believe that God sent Jesus Christ Verses 20, 21, and 23
God loved Jesusbefore the world was created Verse 24
Why did Jesus offer this prayer to God the Father?
John 17:13 And now come I tothee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
What work has given to you? In verse 3 Jesus tell the Father that he has glorified him by comleting the work that Godgave him to do. What work has God given to you that will glorify God when you complete it?
John 18 the story of Jesus betrayal, his resulting arrest and trials by Annas and the Romangovernor Pilate, and the heartbreaking denials of the Apostle Peter that he knew him
John 18:1-2 1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with hisdisciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which heentered, and his disciples. 2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.
Luke 21:37-39: Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out tospend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives, Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him.
Why did the arrest occur atnight outside the city and notwhile Jesus was at the temple teaching during the day?
Luke 22:1-6:1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, called thePassover, was approaching, 2 and the chief priests andthe teachers of the law were looking for some way to getrid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. 3 ThenSatan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. 4And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of thetemple guard and discussed with them how he mightbetray Jesus. 5 They were delighted and agreed to givehim money. 6 He consented, and watched for anopportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowdwas present.
What scripture is John 18:9 referring to and what does it say about Judas Iscariot? 9 Ito ay upang matupad ang pananalitang kaniyangsinabi: Sa mga ibinigay mo sa akin ay hindi ako nawalan ni isa man.
12 While I was with them, Iprotected them and kept themsafe by that name you gave me.None has been lost except the onedoomed to destruction so thatScripture would be fulfilled.(likely Ps 109:6-19)KJV
Why did Peter follow Jesus and why was that remarkable?
• still wanted to prove his loyalty to Jesus• still wanted to protect Jesus• still been impulsive
What do we learn about thewrongdoing Jesus was accused to have committed?
John 18:19-20 - Conspiracy Mark 15:3 - inakusahan ng maraming bagay Luke 23:2 – misleading the nation, opposed a payment oftaxes to Caesar, Claimed to be Christ a king Luke 23:5 - Stirs up the people all over Judea (pag-uumapaw ng emotion) Luke 23:13-14 - One who was inciting the people torebel John 18:30 - A criminal
Why did the Jews bring Jesusto Pilate, the Roman Governor? Because they wanted to have him killed
Si Pedro ay naharap sa ilang mga kaparusahan at ipinako sa krus nung inamin niya na si Jesus ang Messiah. Minsan kumikilos tayo tulad ng ginawa ni Pedro ang tanggihan si Jesus.Ano ang mga kahihinatnan nating mga natatakotna ipahayag si Jesus bilang Kristo at paano natin ito malalabanan?
Jesus prophesied about the kind of death he would die. What verse is it where we see this prophecy recorded?
Matt 26:1-2 26:1 When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2 "As you know, thePassover is two days away-and theSon of Man will be handed over to be crucified."
In John 18:36-37 What do we learnabout Jesus’ kingdom?
• It is not of this world, it is of another place• Jesus has servants in his kingdom• They can and will fight to protect Jesus• Jesus was born to be a king
John 19 The truth of Jesus suffering, crucifixion, burial. Despite his great anguish and suffering, Jesusasks God to forgive his persecutors and ensures that his mother will be taken care of by asking the Apostle John to take care of her.
What do we learn about Pilatefrom the following verses in the Gospel of John and the other Gospels?
Matt 27:19 - His wife asked him to leave Jesus truth was alone John 19:7-10 - He was afraid Matt 27:24 - He abdicated his authority to the John 19:12-16 - He was finally convinced with amob political threat Mark 15:4-5 - He expected Jesus to help him by John 19:19-21 - It was Pilate who had the noticedefending himself fastened to the crossMark 15:9-10 - He understood that the chiefpriests were envious of Jesus Mark 15:15 - He wanted to satisfy the crowd Mark 15:44 - He did not realize the extent ofJesus suffering Luke 3:1 - He reigned in the fifteenth year ofTiberius Caesar Luke 13:1-2 - He persecuted theGalileans Luke 23:20-21 - He wanted to release Jesus Luke 23:23-25 - He was more persuaded by themob than the evidence John 18:31 - He wanted the Jews to judge him John 18:38 - He admitted he did not know what
What is flogging and why did Pilate order Jesus to be flogged?
The punishment was horrible, the victim being bound to a lowpillar or stake, and beaten, either with rods, or, in the case of slaves and provincials, with scourges, called "scorpions," leather thongs tipped with leaden balls or sharp spikes. The severity of the infliction in Jesus case is evident from His inability to bear His cross.(from Vincents Word Studies in the New Testament, Electronic Database. Copyright (c) 1997 by Biblesoft)
Nais ni Pilato na maiwasan ang pagpatay ng isang inosenteng tao. Naisip niya na sa pamamagitan ng paghagupit sakanya, maglubag ang mga Hudyo at pumayag na pakawalan si Kristo.
If Gods will was that Jesusshould die on the cross, thenwhy was it a sin for Pilate and the Priests to crucify Jesus?
Pagpatay, pagsumpa ng walang katibayan, pagsisinungaling at masamang hangarin, lahat aykasalanan, ngunit ang Diyos aymaaaring lumikha ng kabutihan mula sa kasamaan.
What is the difference betweenPilates, Caiaphas and Judas sins?
• Pilates sin was abuse of his authority - condemning an innocent man• Caiaphas sin was malice and envy - accusing an innocent man• Judas sin was betraying the Lord - leading the accusers to him for money
In John 19:30, Jesus stated "It is finished". What was he referring to?
The pain and suffering, thesacrifice, the completion of his mission for God.
Why did Jesus say to hismother in John 19:26-27 "Dear woman here is your son." andto John "Here is your mother."?
He was obeying thecommandment to honor thy father and mother.
What facts do we learn about Joseph of Arimathea?
Mark 15:43 Luke 23:50-51-he was a prominent member of -he was a good and upright manthe Sanhedrin -he did not consent to the-he was a believer Sanhedrin decision and action-he was a brave man regarding Jesus -he came from ArimatheaMatt 27:57-60-he was a rich man John 19:39-he was a disciple -he knew Nicodemus-he buried Jesus -he was accompanied by-he placed body of Jesus Nicodemus when he buried Jesusin his own tomb
John 20doesnt just contain the purpose of the Gospel of John at its conclusion. It contains the greateststory of victory ever told in history - HE IS RISEN! Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead and then appeared to Mary Magdalene and the disciples.
Who rolled away the stonefrom the tomb’s entranceaccording to Matthew 28?
Matt 28:1-2 1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, MaryMagdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violentearthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
What does Mark 16 tell usabout the “we” in John 20:2 and why Mary went to the tomb?
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, andSalome bought spices so thatthey might go to anoint Jesus body.
Describe the reaction of thewomen to seeing the angels
Matt 28:8 - In a hurry, afraid yet filled with joy Mark 16:5-8 - Alarmed, trembling, bewildered, and afraid Luke 24:5 - Frightened
Describe the mindset of Mary Magdalene at the following points in her day
When she was on her way to the tomb When she told the disciples she saw Jesusbefore sunrise (John 20:1) Mindset: Hurry (John 20:18) Mindset: joy followed byAfter she arrived at the tomb and saw the disappointmentstone rolled away (John 20:1) Mindset:Shock On her way to tell Peter and John (John20:2) Mindset: Confused After Peter and John left as she stoodoutside the tomb weeping (John20:11) Mindset: Sad After the angels spoke to her (John20:13) Mindset: sad, confused When she saw the “gardener” (John20:15) Mindset: Pleading When she recognized Jesus (John20:16) Mindset: joy
What facts about Jesus’ in his resurrected body does thischapter of the Gospel of John tell us?
• That you could see him• That you could recognize him• That you could touch him• That you could see his wounds• That he could speak• That he could see• That he could stand• That he could breath• That he could appear in a locked room
What do you think was the disciples understanding of Jesustelling them “If you forgive anyonehis sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."
Acts 13:38-40"Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is justified from everythingyou could not be justified from by the law of Moses.
Summarize Jesus’ message to the disciples from his two appearances to them after his resurrection in this Chapter
Verses 19, 21, 26: Peace be with you Verse 20: It’s me Verse 21: As the Father has sent me, I am sending you Verse 22: Receive the Holy Spirit Verse 23: If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgivethem, they are not forgiven Verse 26: Peace be with you Verse 27: Stop doubting and believe (Thomas) Verse 29: Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed
Jesus told his disciples at least nine times (see Matt 16:21; Matt 17:22; Matt 20:17-19; Mark 8:31; Mark 9:9; Mark 9:31-32; Mark 10:33-34; Luke 9:22; Luke 18:31-34) that he would rise from the dead. Why then do you think it was so hard forthem to believe or understand that he was going to be raised from death into life?
Luke 9:44-45 "Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands ofmen.” But they did not understand whatthis meant. It was hidden from them, sothat they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.
Read the following verses. Please realize that when we are believers and followers of the LordJesus Christ and his resurrection, wetoo will rise from the dead to eternal life.
Gospel of John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me willlive, even though he dies; and whoeverlives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead isliving in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
1 Corinthians 6:14 By his power Godraised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
1 Corinthians 15:20-22 But Christ hasindeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
2 Corinthians 5:1-4 Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to beunclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
1 Thessalonians 4:14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
John 21third appearance of Jesus after his resurrection and the restoration of Peter on the beach of the Sea of Galilee.
How did John know that it was theLord who had called to them? Does the record of Luke 5:1-11 help us understand why John may have recognized Jesus?
Because of the large number of fish…they had been fishing all night long and caught nothing. . . by simply casting the net oncemore they caught more fish than they ever had – it was a miracle and only Jesus wascapable of this miracle and he had done so several years before when he first met them
Because he wanted to see Jesus…he wanted to get there quickly and this wasPeter’s nature to do things quickly. . . he didnot want to wait for the boat laden with fish to slowly make it to the shore…he figured he could swim faster than the boat could make it
Who are the lambs and sheep Jesus refers to? (Gospel of John, Chapter 21, verse 15) (Gospel of John, Chapter 21, verses 16 and 17)
Why was this meeting between Jesus and Peter so important?
Jesus would not be around anymore in an earthly manner as a human leader and Peter was needed to lead the Apostles and lead the new church. Jesus knew it would be a great challenge for these pioneer Christians, especially Peter whowould lead them. The Lord states Peter would be martyred just after this restoration.
Which character(s) do you identify with most from the Gospel of John, Peter, MaryMagdalene, Thomas, John, Martha, so meone else? Why?
What is your favorite verse or story from the Gospel of John?
What have you learned about Jesusfrom this study of the Gospel of John that has blessed you?