According to John


Chapter 4

  1. Was John the only one who baptized people before the day of Pentecost?

  2. Sychar was a city in what region?

  3. What did Jesus ask the woman? (4:7)

  4. Why was she surprised that he would ask this of her? (4:9, 27)

  5. Jesus told the woman that she would have asked him to give here living water if she knew what?

  6. Why did the woman think it unreasonable to ask Jesus for water? (4:11-12)

  7. How did Jesus contrast the water in the well with the water he had to offer?

  8. Why was the woman eager to have the water Jesus offered? (4:14-15; Do you think she was being serious or facetious?)

  9. What convinced the woman that Jesus was a prophet? What does this tell you about the use of the word "prophet"?

  10. To what mountain did the woman refer? (See Josephus: Antiquities of the Jews, Book xviii, chapter iv, par. 1. Also, on a map observe the proximity of Sychar to this mountain. Place both the mountain and the village on the map below and label both.)

  11. What religious controversy was the woman asking about, and who were the disputants in the controversy?

  12. According to Jesus, which of the disputants was correct?

  13. Jesus spoke of an hour in which this controversy would be meaningless, for "the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth."

    a. In what sense would this new worship be in spirit, and why could this be spoken of as a new thing? (Heb. 8:12; 9:11-12, 22-24; 13:15, 1 Pt. 2:5)

    b. In what sense would the new worship be in truth? (Heb. 8:1-2; 9:23-24; 10:1)

    c. In the table below, enter adjectives or phrases from the cited passages that characterize the tabernacle/temple service in the Old Testament and in the New.

    O.T. N.T.
    Quadrant 1


    Heb. 9:10 ______________________


    Quadrant 3


    Heb. 9:11 ______________________


    Quadrant 2

    Heb. 8:5, 10:1 ______________________

    Heb. 9:9 ______________________


    Quadrant 4

    Heb. 10:1 ______________________

    Heb. 8:2, 9:24 ______________________


    d. Which quadrant could be labeled "In Spirit" and which quadrant could be labeled "In Truth"?

  14. Jesus claimed to be whom? (Jn. 4:25-26)

  15. Describe the discussion that Jesus had with his disciples when they returned.

  16. Describe the results of Jesus' conversation with the woman.

  17. Describe the "second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judaea into Galilee."