WORKSHEET 7: KNOWING CHRIST - KNOWING GOD

Copyright © Rosemary Bardsley 2003

STUDY SEVEN: JESUS CHRIST - THE SOURCE OF LIFE

Task #1: In both his gospel and first letter John links life deeply and intimately with Jesus Christ. Discuss the following verses and note the association made between Jesus and life, including the kindof life mentioned.

John 1:3,4

 

John 3:15,16

 

John 4:10-14

 

John 5:21-26

 

John 5:39-40

 

John 6:27-40

 

John 6:47-58

 

John 6:63

 

John 7:37,38

 

John 10:10

 

John 10:27-28

 

John 12:49-50

 

John 17:2,3

 

John 20:31

 

1 John 1:1,2

 

1 John 5:11-13

 

1 John 5:20

 
Task #2: Check out the I AM claims of Christ in John's Gospel. Note the appropriate human response and discuss the relationship between the claim of Christ, the human response, and spiritual life.
Ref
I AM THE
Human response
Significance for our spiritual life

6.35 [6:33,50-58]

     

8:12 [12:46]

     

10:7-10

     

10:14 [15,27,28]

     

11:25,26

     

14:6 [14:7-9]

     

15:1,5

     
Task #3: In the above I AM claims Jesus Christ described the impact of his life for those who are united to him by genuine faith. From these verses discuss and list the logical opposites of life in Christ.
 
Task #4: The Greek word meno is variously translated by: remain, abide, be, dwell, live, continue, belong to, be present, endure, tarry. Read and discuss these verses to learn what Jesus and John communicate by using this word. Write your conclusions in the box below.

John 5:38

John 6:56

John 8:31

John 8:35

John 12:46

John 14:16,17

John 15:4,5

John 15:7

John 15:9,10

John 15:11

1 John 2:6

1 John 2:10

1 John 2:14

1 John 2:17

1 John 2:19

1 John 2:24

1 John 2:27

1 John 2:28

1 John 3;6

1 John 3:9

1 John 3:14

1 John 3:15

1 John 3:17

1 John 3:24

1 John 4:12,13

1 John 4:15,16

2 John 2

2 John 9

Sure salvation facts about those who dwell in Christ [all true Christians].

Essential lifestyle facts flowing out from, and validating the claim to be, dwelling in Christ

Facts about those who do not dwell in Christ [all non-Christians, including non-genuine Christians].

Task #5: In the light of the above, discuss the issues in the boxes below. [The additional verses listed might help your discussion.]

What would you say to a person who said that Christians are free to live how they please?
[Psalms 1:1-3; Isaiah 5:2,4,7; Jer 17:7,8; Matt 3:8; 7:19,21,24; 12:33-35; Jn 15:8; Rom 7:4; Gal 5:22; Ephesians 5:9; James 2:14-26.]

 

How would you reassure a sensitive person who is afraid that he/she is not saved because he/she does not have victory over a particular sin?
[Psalm 32:1,2; 130:3,4; John 3:18a; 5:24; Rom 5:1; 8:1; Gal 3:13; Eph 2:8,9; Col 2:13,14; 3:3; 1John 1:7-2:2; 5:12]

 

What would you think if someone, living a godless life and denying Christ, said they 'used to be a Christian' but aren't now?
[Matthew 7:21-23; John 2:22-24; 6:60-71; 10:27-29; 1 John 2:18-19.]