BIBLE STUDY ASSIGNMENT WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011

“AFTER THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST: THE REST OF THE STORY!”

We close out our teaching this week on the Post-Resurrection work of Jesus the Christ as recorded in Chapter 21 of the Gospel of John. Here Jesus completes more of his unfinished business by restoring Jesus and empowering his disciples. Before his final ascent to take his rightful place on the right hand of God the Father in Heaven, Jesus had to reward the faithfulness of Mary Magdalene and bring peace to his disciples. Most importantly Jesus had to prepare his disciples for their future work by breathing on them the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Please read John 21 and then prepare to answer the following questions:

  1. Where is the Sea of Tiberias? What is the other name for this body of water?
  2. Where in the Gospels did the angel tell the disciples that Jesus would meet them in Galilee?
  3. What were the disciples doing following the Resurrection when Jesus appeared to them in Verses 1-6 and why do you think were they doing it?
  4. How many disciples were present when Jesus appeared? Who were they?
  5. Which disciples were missing when Jesus appeared in this chapter? Why do you think they weren’t there?
  6. Compare the boating incident here with the boating incident in Luke 5-11. What are your thoughts on the two incidents? Is there a lesson to learn? John 21:1-14.
  7. What’s the important lesson in verses 5-6?
  8. What lesson(s) is Christ teaching the disciples and us in that He already had a fire going and fish cooking but still asked that they bring fish to the fire? Verses 9-12.
  9. Why do you think John is exact on the facts about the size and number of fish caught? Verse 11.
  10. Who or what are “these” that Christ is referring to in verse 15.
  11. Why does Christ ask Peter three times if Peter loves Him? Verses 15-19.
  12. What kind of death was Christ telling Peter he would suffer? Verses 18-19.
  13. Why do you think that Peter asked about John in verses 20-21? What is Christ’s answer? 22.
  14. Who is the disciple that John is talking about In Verse 24? Why does he say “we know his testimony is true?”
  15. What is the main point of Verse 25?
  16. Where we can find more accounts of what Jesus did when he lived in human flesh?

BIBLE STUDY ASSIGNMENT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011

“AFTER THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST:
UNFINISHED BUSINESS”

After his resurrection in Chapter 20 of the Gospel of John, Jesus the Christ attends to some unfinished business. Before his final ascent to take his rightful place on the right hand of God the Father in Heaven, Jesus had to reward the faithfulness of Mary Magdalene and bring peace to his disciples. Most importantly Jesus had to prepare his disciples for their future work by breathing on them the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Please read John Chapter 20 and then prepare to answer the following questions:

  1. What is the reaction of Mary Magdalene to the empty tomb and why do you think she reacted in such a way?
  2. How did Peter and John react to the empty tomb?
  3. Why do you think John stopped at the tomb entrance and Peter kept going?
  4. What is it that John believed in Verse 8?
  5. Why do you think Mary didn’t recognize Christ at first?
  6. What did Christ mean in Verse 17?
  7. Why were the disciples afraid of the Jews?
  8. What is Jesus’ answer to their fear?
  9. What does Jesus give to the disciples Verse 22 and why was it so necessary?
  10. Is Verse 23 meant just for the disciples or for all believers? Why?
  11. What do you think is the meaning of Verse 23?
  12. Why might it have been hard for Thomas to believe the testimony of the other disciples?
  13. Thomas has been called “Doubting Thomas” but do you think he doubted Jesus?
  14. Why do you think that Thomas’ statement in Verse 28 has been called the “Great Confession”?
  15. To whom is Christ referring in verse 29?
  16. What makes Verses 30 and 31 so essential to the Gospel of John?