Bible Study Questions – John 14:21-31
Is Jesus insinuating in verse 21 that He loves some people (those who obey him) more than others (those who don’t)? John 7:17, 8:31-32, 12:26
Why do you think Judas was confused?
Who is this Judas? Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13
Compare Judas’ question (Verse 22) to Thomas’ (Verse 5). What does this say about the confusion the disciples were having?
In verse 23, Jesus uses the pronouns “we” and “our”. Who is He talking about?
To what degree does Christ make His “home” with us? What is He really saying?
Why was it important that the disciples knew that the Word they would receive would be from the Father and not Himself? Verse 24; Verse 10; John 7:16
Compare verses 24-25 with 1 John 2:5. What similarities do you see? Is it a consistent message?
Why is keeping Christ’s Word a requirement for those who love Him?
How do verses 25-26 display how the New Testament was written?
How would the disciples be equipped to continue Jesus’ teaching after He was gone? Mark 13:11; Acts 2:43; 10:40-42
What kind of peace does Jesus offer? Verse 27, 16:33 Because of His offer of peace, how should we respond? Romans 15:13; Colossians 3:15; Philippians 4:6-7; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; 2 Peter 1:2
The phrase in verse 28 “The Father is greater than me” has given skeptics reason to think Jesus is somehow lesser than the Father. What did He mean by this? Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 5:8
What effect would Jesus’ death have on: The disciples – Verses 28,29, Satan – Verse 30, the world – Verse 31
How did Jesus refer to His approaching time of death? Verse 30; Luke 22:53. Why let this happen?
What victory do you see in verse 30? Colossians 2:15; Hebrews 2:14-15
Name ways this section of Scripture would serve as comfort for the disciples after Jesus’ departure.
In the light of the promises about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit’s presence in your life, and Christ’s offer of peace, how would you finish this sentence? “When I am afraid or feeling abandoned and alone, I can…”