Today’s Chapters: John 8-12
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In the first section of this chapter, we find a very interesting account. Where was Jesus going? What was He doing? What was the plan of the Pharisees and scribes? What did they ask Jesus? How did they know the woman was an adulteress? What did they want to happen to her? Did they really care about her or her life? Why do you think that? What was their whole reason for accusing this woman?
What was Jesus’ reaction to the scribes and Pharisees? What do you think He was writing in the sand? How did He answer their question? What did He do immediately after answering their question?
What happened to the crowd who wanted to stone the woman? Who was left there? What does the Jesus ask the woman? Where had they gone? What did Jesus instruct the woman to do? Does this mean that Jesus was condoning the woman’s sin? How does this relate to verse 12?
How are we like the woman?
What did the disciples think caused the man to be blind? What did Jesus say about this? Why was the man born blind? How can this bring glory to God? What does this mean for us when we face circumstances we might not like?
Once the man was given sight, where did he go? Why? Did he keep the story to himself? What did he do? How should we be like this man?
When the Jews asked Jesus to plainly tell them if He was the Christ, what did He say? What two things does He say should make it evident that He is the Christ? Why did they not believe?
According to Jesus, what do sheep do with their shepherd? Can anyone or anything snatch us from Jesus’ hand or the Father’s hand? Why should these two areas, knowing the shepherd and security in Christ, be an encouragement to us?
Summarize in your own words the account of Lazarus’ death. What does Jesus say is the condition of Lazarus in verse 11? What did He plainly mean (verse 14)?
How long was Lazarus in the tomb when Jesus and His disciples arrived? What did Jesus tell them to do with the stone in verse 39? Why did He have them do this? What did Jesus then do? What happened? How does this relate to verses 25 & 26? How does this relate to our lives (and deaths)?
What other interesting insights do you find in this chapter? How can you apply them to your life?
Verse 9 tells us that the Jews were coming for two reasons. What were the two reasons? What did the chief priests want to do to Lazarus? Does this strike you as funny? Why? If they had been successful in killing Lazarus what would Jesus have done? What does this mean about the best laid plots and plans of the chief priests compared to the plan of God? How does this apply to our lives? Do we often make plans and then try to fit God into them? Do they work out? What should we do instead?