Summary of John 1:43-51
Jesus calls Philip in Galilee to follow him. Philip tells Nathanael that they have found Jesus of Nazareth, the one Moses wrote about in the Law.
Nathanael asks if anything good can come from Nazareth. He meets Jesus who tells him that there is no deceit in him because he saw him while still under a fig tree.
Upon hearing this, Nathanael believes Jesus is the Son of God. He tells him he will see great things, including ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’ the Son of Man.”
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 2, Day 5: John 1:43-51
11) Jesus called Philip to follow him. Philip does and tells Nathanael, too.
12a) Skeptical. Prejudiced. Hesitant.
b) Kindly. Matter-of-factly. By telling him there is no deceit in his heart and proving who he was.
c) Jesus has come to bring heaven to humanity. Jesus is the ladder or bridge to God for humanity.
13) Unsure. Put out feelers and keep giving God the glory. When you talk about Jesus, you never know who is listening.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 2, Day 5: John 1:43-51
I love how everyone comes to Jesus differently. Great stuff!
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 2, Day 5: John 1:43-51
So simple words (Follow me); such a profound impact on a life and on others.
Nathanael was prejudiced against those from Nazareth, as we see by his response. Jesus challenged him to come and see for himself.
Bible scholars differ on if Nathanael actually prayed under a fig tree or if this common expression of the times meant he meditated on the Scriptures.
All believers can expect to see greater things when they believe in Jesus.
Jesus is the link between heaven and earth. He came to bring us to heaven. Jesus is the mediator for us to God.
Jesus calls himself The Son of Man frequently because it was a title that referred to the Messiah.
4 Ways to Come to Jesus We See Here
- Preaching/spreading the Word about Jesus
- Witness by others
- Direct call by Jesus
- Overcame prejudices to find Jesus
All the Ways to Identify Christ
- Anointed with Holy Spirit
- Lamb of God
- Son of God
- The Messiah, Christ
- One prophesied about in the Old Testament
- Son of God
- King of Israel
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