Study Introduction

When the Pharisees approach John the Baptist demanding to know his credentials John never responds with who he is, but who he knows and who he represents. Learn the value of being an agent for Jesus Christ.

We all have expectations of who Jesus is and what He is about. Are yours correct? Jesus

A man comes to Jesus with an open heart and mind. The Lord reveals to him some of the most amazing truths found in the Bible. Is it time you had a good, honest, talk with God?

Do you ever feel like you have to keep everyone at arms length because you just don\'t trust them? Perhaps you feel like who you are is just not acceptable. Jesus comes to such a person in John 4 and engages them in a patient yet revealing dialog that changes them forever.

You may appear as if you have it all together but inside be disabled spiritually. Jesus meets two people and shares with them how to become abled. Which group are you in?

Are you looking for short term fixes to your life or long term solutions? Are you looking for a leader to get you out of a jam or a savior to bring you into peace?

If there is any source of real lasting life anywhere other than in Jesus the Bread of Life then you should take it. But is there?

Often times where someone comes from or how they sound alters how we hear them. This was the case for those hearing Jesus. But if you really listen to his words they do deeper than you can image.

Just how much does Jesus know about you and what does he do with that information? A woman and some Pharisees find out but his response is very different between those who need forgiveness and those who want it.

How well do you know Jesus, really? Jesus probes some Jews who say they believe but don\'t. Jesus says the truth will set us free, but sometimes we are speaking a different language and so can\'t understand what he is saying at first.

A blind man who gets sight and insight, and religious leaders who think they understand but are blind! Learn how to cope with the Lord waiting to answer prayers.\r\n

Sheep hear the particular voice of their shepherd. They respond to it and follow him. Jesus is calling. Are you listening?

Jesus feels our trials a lot more than we give him credit for. We beg God to answer and when it doesn\'t happen we think we did something wrong or God doesn\'t care. Jesus here reveals a greater purpose for our difficulties.

This chapter provides some real contrasts between real and trumped up worship, real belief and real betrayal. It is all a part of preparing Jesus for the cross and preparing us to receive him.

Are you ashamed to be served by Jesus? Be careful how you answer. As Jesus demonstrates what real love is, he also recoils at real betrayal.\r\n

Jesus\' disciples are more than a little anxious about his declaration that he was going and somewhere they couldn\'t follow yet. He reveals a wonderful promise of hope to all of us who feel this place is not our home either.

Many of your ideas about the Holy Spirit are wrong. What is the real role and purpose of Jesus representative on earth in your life?

Jesus uses the picture of a vineyard to teach us about how to have real life, good fruit and benefit from the Lord pruning our lives.\r\n

Jesus moves from talking about being in the vine to abiding in his love, words, and joy. Learn about what it means to have so much of Jesus in you that you just can\'t keep it in any more!

As followers of Jesus we all have difficulties that face us in life. In John 16 Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit comes to help us not only overcome but be at peace when life feels anything but peaceful. We just need to reach into the bag!