St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Clear Spring, Maryland
The Rev’d. Steven L. McCarty – Priest
The Study of the Gospel of John
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study Class
The Gospel of John
John lists stories of signs and miracles with the hope that readers will believe in Jesus.
Additional Information: John’s Gospel is also referred to as “The 4th Gospel” since many of the facts are different, or not similar to Matthew, Mark, and Luke which are also known as the “Synoptic Gospels” since they have shared information.
— Chapter One contains what has often been called the most beautiful passage in Scripture – the first 18 verses. Meet Jesus’ famous cousin who appears in this chapter and proclaims Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
— In Chapter Two we see Jesus perform his first miracle and later get very mad. Why did Jesus get angry? Was it because of the miracle or something else? Study this chapter of the Gospel of John to learn the answer.
— Chapter Three contains the most famous or well-known verse of Scripture in the world today: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus said this, but to whom did he say it and what does it mean for us today?
— Chapter Four gives us the story of the woman at the well. This is a story about truth and worship. Study the woman’s phenomenal conversation with Jesus and explore her emotions as she wonders about the most interesting and perceptive man she was ever to meet.
— Chapter Five gives us another miracle of Jesus. He heals a man who couldn’t walk. Why then does the man who was healed suffer persecution? Find out in your study of Chapter Five.
— In Chapter Six we study the great miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000 from five small barley loaves and two small fish. Why does Jesus hide from the crowd after he fed them? Why did the crowd compare Jesus to Moses? Why did Jesus walk on water? Study Chapter Six to learn the answers.
— In this chapter Jesus goes to Jerusalem to the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. Why does Jesus cause such a stir in Jerusalem at the feast? Learn the answer to this question and some interesting information about the brothers of Jesus by studying Chapter Seven.
— Chapter Eight provides insight into Jesus’ discussion with the Pharisees and their displeasure with him. Why would they try to stone Jesus? Learn the answer in your study of Chapter Eight.
— Another great story of healing occurs in Chapter Nine. Jesus heals a man born blind. Why in the world is the man persecuted afterwards? Read and learn of the amazing story of the healing by studying Chapter Nine in this Gospel of John Bible study.
— In this chapter John reveals Jesus Christ as The Good Shepherd. He causes so much controversy in Jerusalem that the Jewish religious leaders surround him and ask him to tell them plainly if he is the Christ. Learn what Jesus tells them as you study the Great Shepherd who laid down his life for you and me.
— This Chapter of the Gospel of John gives us the remarkable record of Jesus Christ raising Lazarus from the dead. It demonstrates the compassion and power of Jesus and the evil intent of the Pharisees. Also, the shortest verse in the Bible is in this Chapter. Do you know which verse it is?
— Here the Gospel of John Bible study tells the story of Mary anointing Jesus feet followed by the prophetic triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, where the story seemingly finishes.
— Now the Gospel of John tells us of the Last Supper where Jesus washes the disciple’s feet and of his betrayal by Judas Escariot. This is followed by Jesus’ announcement of his departure.
— This is the first of four chapters in this Gospel of John Bible study where Jesus teaches his disciples after the Last Supper. Jesus answers the questions of Thomas, Phillip, and Judas (not Iscariot).
— This is 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.
— This the third of four chapters where Jesus teaches his disciples after the Last Supper. Jesus tells the Apostles they will be persecuted, but they will see Him again! He states that He has already conquered the world and they will have their sorrow turned to joy.
— This is the last of four chapters in this Gospel of John Bible study where Jesus teaches his disciples after the Last Supper. Jesus teaches his disciples through a prayer to the Father. Jesus prays for himself, for his disciples and for all believers – He even prays for you and me and He also defines eternal life for us.
— In this chapter John records the story of Jesus’ betrayal, his resulting arrest, his trials by Annas and the Roman governor Pilate, and the heartbreaking denials of the Apostle Peter who knew him.
— This chapter provides us the truth of Jesus’ suffering, crucifixion, burial. Despite his great anguish and suffering, Jesus asks 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.
— This chapter doesn’t just contain the purpose of the Gospel of John at it’s conclusion. It contains the greatest story 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. Enjoy your study of this magnificent story of victory and truth.
— This chapter tells us of a third appearance of Jesus after his resurrection and the restoration of Peter on the beach of the Sea of Galilee. If you read nothing else in this chapter or in this entire Bible study, please read verse 25.
Study of John’s Gospel