Bible Study Questions – John 8:48-59
What was the difference between Jesus’ argument and the Jews argument?
What didn’t the Jews choose to believe? Why?
Why was being called a Samaritan such a bed thing? 1 Kings 16:24; 2 Kings 17:1-2; Ezra. 4:1-6, 12-24; Nehemiah 4:1-6; John 8:48
What is the history of the demon name-calling in the Bible? Matthew 11:18, 12:24-32; John 7: 1-20, 8:48-52, 10:20-21
Why do you think they did this to Jesus and why do you think he felt he had to defend Himself?
What does Jesus mean when He says that some will never see death? John 5:24-29, 6:40-47, 63-68, 11:25-26; Romans 6:23, 8:1-2, 37-39
Does being a descendant of Abraham really save you as the Jews believed? Exodus 32:33-35; Numbers 11:1; 14:37; 16:32-35; 25:4-4; Deuteronomy 1:35
What does he promise instead? Genesis 17:7-8; Isaiah 41:8-13; Malachi 1:2-3; John 4:15; Romans 4:11-18; 9:7; Galatians 3:29; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 2:12-18; 6:15-17; 11:9
How is Jesus greater than Abraham?
Why didn’t Jesus seek His own glory if he is God?
How has the covenant of God been fulfilled in Jesus? Genesis 22:7-20; Acts 4:12; Hebrews 12:1-2
Why was Jesus’ statement, “Before Abraham was, I AM,” so bold? Exodus 3:14; John 1:1-1; 8:24, 17:5
Why did they pick up stones to kill Jesus? Exodus 17:4; Leviticus 24:16; Numbers 14:10; 1 Samuel 30:6; Matthew 26:65; John 10:31, 11:45-57
If the Jews were doing what they thought was right by opposing blasphemy, did they sin?
How do you suppose Jesus was able to hide Himself? Was it super-natural? Jeremiah 36:26; John 7:33, 44, 18:6
Why did the people in this passage refuse to reason or search the Scriptures (Keep in mind; these were the most educated people of their time and knew better)?
Why did the religious leaders have such highly intensified hatred toward Jesus? Do we see this is our world today? Is it for the same reason?
Why do some Christians see their lives of faith like a buffet, picking and poking only at what looks and feels good, ignoring what is needed to be fed and healthy? Are you guilty?