According to John


Chapter 20

(Read In. 20:1-18, Mt. 28:1-10, and Jn. 20:19-31.)

  1. According to John, how did Simon Peter and "the other disciple whom Jesus loved" find out a about the empty tomb?

  2. Who was "the other disciple whom Jesus loved"? (Cf. Jn. 13:23-25, 21:20-24.)

  3. What had become of the guards at the tomb? (Mt. 28:2-4)

  4. Who went into the tomb first?

  5. What was in the tomb?

  6. After Peter and his companion left, what did Mary Magdalene do?

  7. Whom did she think Jesus was when she first became aware of his presence?

  8. Study the phrase, "Touch me not" (vs. 17). Compare various translations (the New American Standard, New King James, New International, and Revised Standard versions are all better than the American Standard and King James versions at this point) or consult a commentary. Why did Jesus say this to Mary?

  9. Thomas refussed to believe Jesus had been raised unless . ____________________________

  10. Was Jesus raised only in spirit, or bodily? (Jn. 20:26-29, Lk. 24:36-43)

  11. What provisions have been made so that we today might believe?