BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 11, Day 2: John 7:1-13

SUMMARY OF JOHN 7:1-13

Jesus went around Galilee preaching but did not go to Judea because the Jewish leaders were looking to kill him. His brothers urged him to go to the Festival of Tabernacles, but Jesus refused, saying his time had not yet come.

Jesus’ brothers went to the Festival, and Jesus went, too, but in secret. The Jewish leaders were looking for him, and the people were afraid to speak of him.

BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 11, Day 2: John 7:1-13

3a) Because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him.

b) They wanted Jesus to show his miracles/works to the world because they did not believe in him and wanted additional proof he was the Son of God.

c) Jesus is not in this for the glory, but instead here to do God’s work. His time is not yet come, so he will not seek out fame.

4a) Some defended Jesus; others did not believe in him and said he deceived people. It’s the same today.

b) It’s the same today. Some people believe in Jesus and vouch for their faith. Others don’t and hide.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 11, Day 2: John 7:1-13

Again, we see Jesus is not here for fame or fortune; he’s here to save, and nothing will stand in the way of his mission. Great example of God’s timing here.

End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 11, Day 2: John 7:1-13

The Feast of Tabernacles was a time where the Jewish people remembered God’s faithfulness in the wilderness. They camped out in tents.

Jesus’ siblings are mentioned in John 2:12, Matthew 12:46-47, and in Matthew 13:55-56, we meet his sisters.

Jerusalem was the center of Judaism and a big city. Galilee was the countryside, so everyone thought the Messiah would make his presence known in a big way.

Jesus’ brothers do eventually believe in him (Acts 1:14)

Jesus was hated because he was of heaven.

Many people were still wishing for someone to save them from the Romans, not from their sins.

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