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12. Do you believe that Christ is the Son of God and the only Savior?

Yes or No? __________


ABUNDANT LIFE
13. Have you received Jesus as Lord and Savior of your own life?
Yes or No? ________

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” 1


If you have received Him like as such, when did you do it? John 10:10b.
_______________________________
These are the words of Jesus Christ. They help us see why He cam to
The name of the person that is helping you with this study is: the world. He left the glory of heaven; was born of a virgin en a humble
stable; lived a pure life en the middle of an evil world; died on a cross; rose
from the tomb – all of this He did with a single purpose; that of giving us
ABUNDANT  LIFE.

It is not God’s will that you settle for anything less. You can be
happy. Your life can abound with joy, in peace, in purity, in power and in
security. Would you like to enjoy that blessing?

The secret of abundant life is found in THE  HOLY  SCRIPTURES


– The Bible. It is our desire that you would know them. Following we have
printed a few select pieces and we make a few simple questions. If you return
this sheet with all of the questions answered, we will give you a copy of the
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GOSPEL  OF  JOHN and register you for the complete course.
STREET ADDRESS: Our course consists of five lessons. Upon completion, we will give
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1All Bible passages are from the The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton:
Standard Bible Society, 2001).
1. “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which Up till now we have seen that the truth about eternal life is found in
are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may the Holy Scriptures; that to be saved we have to personally know
believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing the Lord Jesus; that naturally we are all lovers of sin; and that if we
you may have life in his name.” John 20:30, 31. condemn ourselves it is our own fault, because we don’t want to
come to Jesus.
Here we see the apostle John writes his Gospel with two purposes: Aquí
vemos que el apóstol Juan escribió su Evangelio con dos propósitos: 6. “The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold, the
1) So we will believe that Jesus is the ______________________ Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’” John 1:29.
the ________________________ of ______________. Who can take away our sins?
_____________________________________________________
And (2) so that believing, we might have life _________________.
7. “I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that
After the questions 2 through 5, you will find 3 possible answers. I am he you will die in your sins.” – John 8:24.
Underline the correct answer. What happens to the people who do not believe in Jesus?
________________________________________________
2. “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have
eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,” – John 5:39 8. “Pilate went out again and said to them, ‘See, I am bringing him out
to you that you may know that I find no guilt in him.’” – John 19:4
According to this declaration of Jesus Christ we find the truth about Him Did Jesus die because He did something bad? Yes or No? _______
and eternal life is in:
(1) the Holy Scriptures; (2) tradition; (3) the councils of the church. 9. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever
believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
3. “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Why did God give us His son? So that believing in Him, we would have
Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” – John 17:3. ________________________________________________
According to this biblical text, “eternal life” means:
(1) live forever; (2) personally know God and Jesus Christ; (3) know a lot 10. “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, . .
of things about Jesus Christ. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that
Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was
4. “And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the
loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. Scriptures, . . .” 1 Corinthians 15: 1, 3, 4.
For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not In this passage, the apostle Paul tells us that the Gospel consists of three
come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.” – John 3: 19, 20 great truths. What are they?
Here we see that people condemn themselves: (1) That Christ ______________ for ___________________________
(1) because they just can’t help it; (2) That Christ was _____________________________
(2) because God is unjust; (3) That Christ was ___________on the _______________________
(3) because they love their evil works – (sins).
11. In John 1:11, 12 we read that Christ “...came to his own, and his own
5. “yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.” John 5:40. people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who
These words from the Divine Master helps us see that we can find eternal believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,”
life: 1)in the Church; (2) in Christ Jesus; (3) in the Virgin and the Saints According to this passage God makes His children those who:
. (1) ___________________ Christ.
(2) __________________________in His name.
14. In 5:24, what assurance does Jesus give to the people who hear His
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word and believe in Him?
(1) The have _________________________________________________ LESSON II – WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?
(2) They will not come _________________________________________
Congratulations on deciding to continue the course! Your work in
15. We aw in 1:12 that to become a child of God we have to believe in the answering the questions on the page you sent in shows that you have an
name of Jesus and receive Him as Lord of our lives. interest in knowing THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. That interest will bring
blessing to you, because God has promised that he who meditates on His
Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only Savior? Word “like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its
season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”
Yes or No? ______________ Psalm 1.3.

One of the most well known portions of the Holy Scriptures is the
Have you personally received Him as Lord and Savior of your life? GOSPEL OF JOHN. It was written by one of the 12 apostles, who had the
Yes or No? ______________ most intimate contact with Christ. His purpose for writing was to give us
knowledge of the wonderful person of Jesus, so that we might believe in
Him and therefore have eternal life. That is why it gives us great joy to give
you a copy of this precious book on which we will base the content of the
next 4 lessons.

FULL NAME: ___________________________________ The study plan we will follow is very simple. There are three things
you must do. First, begin to read. Make an effort to read at least one chapter
of the GOSPEL OF JOHN, that we gave you, each day. Ask God to give
you understanding to find truth that will help you live better.

Second, answer the questions. Each question is based on some part


of the Gospel of John. The part that is being considered is indicated by
chapter and verse as follows: 3.16, 17. This means : chapter 3, verses 16
and 17. When you have carefully read the indicated verse, write the answer
to the question in the space provided. As an example, read the first question
in the following lesson. It is already answered correctly.

Finally, when you have finished answering all of the questions, return
the sheet to your facilitator so it can be reviewed and in turn, we will give
you the next lesson. Remember that upon completing the four lessons, we
will give you an attractive certificate!
“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” We have seen that this Gospel teaches that Jesus Christ is THE
Psalm 119:105. SON OF GOD and GOD HIMSELF. As such, he has all power. There is
nothing he cannot do. But also, the apostle John tells us that Jesus is the
1. In the Gospel of John we find three important truths about the person of SON OF MAN. By this he means, among other things, that when the Word
Jesus Christ: was made flesh (1.14) he took on our nature. He became truly man, subject
(A) In 1:34 it tells us that Jesus is the Son of God . to the same passions and trials that we have, but without sinning (8.46).
(B) In 5:26,27 it tells us that Jesus is ______________________________. Therefore, not only does he have divine power to help us, but he also has
human sympathy to be able to comprehend us.
(C) In 4:42 it tells us that Jesus is ________________________________
8. In the following passages we are able to discover some ways that Jesus
Let’s examine first the fact that Jesus Christ is THE SON OF GOD. manifested his human nature. In each case, indicate which human trait he
manifested.
2. Who are some of the persons who give testimony to this truth? (1) 4:6 ______________________________________________________
(1) 1:32-34 __________________________________________________ (2) 11:5 _____________________________________________________
(2) 1:49 ____________________________________________________ (3) 11:35 ____________________________________________________
(3) 6:68, 69 _________________________________________________
(4) 12:27 ____________________________________________________
(4) 9:35-37 __________________________________________________ (5) 13:21 ____________________________________________________
(5) 11:24-27 _________________________________________________ (6) 19:28 ____________________________________________________
(6) 20:31 ____________________________________________________ Precisely because He is simultaneously God and man, the Lord Jesus Christ
is able to be THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
3. By what we read in 19:7, did the Jews understand that Jesus claimed to
be the Son of God? 9. According to 12:47, why did Christ come to earth? _______________
Yes or No? ______________ ____________________________________________________________

4. In 1:1-3, Jesus Christ is called “the Word.” In verse 1 it tells us that “the 10. We need a Savior because, according to 8:34, we are slaves of what?
Word was God.” In verse 3 it tells us that the Word did something that only ______________________________________________________
God can do. What did he do? Following we give three possible answers.
11. In 10:17, 18, Christ tells us why His Father loves him. Underline the
Underline the correct response.
(A) The Word, or Jesus Christ, came to the world; (B) The Word, or Jesus expression that best explains:
Christ, created all that exists; (C) the Word, or Jesus Christ, taught. (1) The Father loves Jesus because he gives us a good example; (2) the
Father loves Jesus because he died and rose again to save us; (3) the Father
5. According to 10:30, is Jesus, God? Yes or No? _________________ loves Jesus because he teaches us lovely things.
6. Underline the correct response. What Jesus said in 8:58 means: (1) that
he was about 30 years old; (2) that he was the same age as Abraham; (3) 12. By what 14:6 tells us, is there another Savior other than Jesus? Yes or
No? _____
that he had eternally existed.

7. According to 20:28, Thomas the doubter came to what conclusion after 13. According to 12:48, in the last day what will judge the people who
reject Jesus? ________________________________________________
the resurrection of Jesus?
___________________________________________________________
That Jesus is ______________________________________________
15. In accordance with 6:66–68, who is the only one who has words of
eternal life for us? ______________________
Lesson 3

16. Up til now, we have been considering the work of Jesus Christ.
But, is there nothing for us to do? Yes there is! In 6:28,29 it tells us ABUNDANT LIFE
what we are to do “to perform the works of God.” What is it?
_____________________________________________________________
But Jesus answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread
We observed in 1:12 that God makes His children those who alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
“receive”Christ, “those who believe in His name.” This means that to Matthew 4:4
be saved one has to believe in two ways: one must believe with the
head and also with the heart. We believe with the head when we We are extremely glad you remain firm in your desire to know
accept as truth what the Bible says about Jesus: that He is God and THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (The Bible). These are “able to make you
also man; that He died for our sins and rose from the dead to prove wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3.15)
His power to save; and that He is the only one who can give us
eternal life. But for that to happen it is necessary that you have an intimate
relationship with them. This is precisely why when you registered for
our course we gave you a copy of the GOSPEL OF JOHN and
We believe with the heart when we receive Jesus as our recommended you read at least one chapter a day.
personal Lord and Savior, inviting him to enter our lives to forgive
our sins and govern all that we do. Do you believe that Jesus Christ is How many chapters have you been able to read? _________
God and also man, that He died for your sins and that He rose from
the tomb to prove that He is the only Savior? In the past lesson we considered what the Gospel taught about
the PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST. At this time we want to observe
Yes or No? __________ something about His WORK.

Read the indicated passages and answer the questions in the


Have you invited Jesus to enter into your life as your personal same manner you did with the previous lesson. Upon completion,
Lord and Savior, surrendering you will so that He may govern in all please return the sheet to us for review and we will give you the next
things? study.

Yes or No? __________

FULL NAME _____________________________________

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LESSON III – THE WORK OF JESUS CHRIST
10. According to 8:34, what are we? ______________________________
1. In the passages 5:36 and 10:25 the Lord Jesus draws attention to a
powerful testimony in His favor. What is it? 11. In 3:18, what does Jesus reveal about our condition if we have not
believed in Him? That we are ________________________ because we
The testimony of ________________________ have not _____________________ .

2. This Gospel talks to us about three great workd of Jesus: 12. In 3:3 and 3:7, what does Jesus reveal about our need if what to be
(1) creation; (2) revelation; y (3) salvation. saved? That we have to be _____________ ____________ .
Which of these is referred to in the following passages?
(A) 3:17 - Both man’s nature and his conduct have separated him from
(B) 1:3 – his heavenly Father, enslaving him in sin and making him deserving
of the just wrath of a holy God. But in his love, God seeks man.
(C) 1:18 -
Because of this there is hope for all in the saving work of Jesus.

3. What does Jesus reveal to us about God in the following passages? 13. What name is given to Christ in 1:29 and 1:36?
(A) 3:16 The _______________ of _______________.
(B) 4:24
We cannot understand this name without taking into account
the teaching of the Old Testament. Before Christ’s coming, God
4. In 20:17, Christ teaches that we can give God the name of: ________ established a religious system for His people. In the center of this
system were the sacrifices for sin. To obtain forgiveness, one had to
5. The following passages point out important characteristics of God. confess his sin to God and present a healthy animal as a sacrifice. The
What are they? idea was that they themselves deserved to die because of their
(A) 17:11. That God is ________________________________ offenses toward God, but God accepted a substitute in their place
(B) 17:25. That God is ________________________________ when they sincerely repented of the wrong they had done. All this
pointed toward the time Christ would come to die for us on the cross.
6. According to 3:36, what are the results of the persons who do not He was our SUBSTITUTE. He took our sins for us and suffered the
believe (or those who disobey) the Son of God? punishment that we deserved. With His death, he paid the complete
________________________________________________________ price for our salvation. Now, if we confess our sins to God and if we
believe with all of our heart in Jesus as our only Savior, we are
7. According to 14:7-9, through whom may we come to know or forgiven and we receive eternal life.
“see”God? ________________________
14. In 19:30, we read that from the cross Christ said: “It is finished.”
8. In 8:44, what does Jesus reveal about our nature? That we are What did He mean by this declaration? Underline the correct answer.
children of ______________________ . (A) That the world had come to an end. (B) That He himself had done
all that was necessary to save the sinner; (C) That the devil had won
9. In 3:19, what does Jesus reveal about our works? and there was no hope for anyone.
____________________________________________________________
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You are halfway there! Including this, you only have two LESSON IV – THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
more lessons to finish the course and receive your certificate.
“A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul.” (Proverbs 13.19) So,
we congratulate you for the good work you have done and we Although the Gospel of John does not pretend to talk
support you with our prayers that you will soon see you efforts about all the aspects of the matter, it does tell us some very
rewarded with great success. important things. Let us consider first what it teaches us in
regard to the BEGINNING of the christian life.
One of the purposes for this brief course is to help you
form a habit of reading THE HOLY SCRIPTURES on a daily 1. In 5:40, Christ shows that to have eternal life we have to
basis. In the first lesson, we suggested the goal of reading at ________________________________________
least one chapter a day from the GOSPEL OF JOHN.
2. What does Christ promise in 6:37 to those who come to
How many chapters have you been able to read so far? ______ Him?
That He will never ___________________. (37 – 40)
Bible reading is always more interesting and of greater
benefit when we read with definite purposes. That is to say, we 3. In 1:12 it teaches us that God makes His children all who
should be looking for something special and not reading simply __________________ Christ and all who _________________ in His
to “pass the time.” A good rule is the following: ____________ .

When you read a chapter in the Bible, make an effort to 4. In 3:3, Jesus himslef insists that to be able to “see the
discover at least four things: (1) some commandment to obey; kingdom of God” one ___________________________________
(2) some promise to appropriate; (3) some sin that should be
abandoned; and (4) some lesson about God (whether Father, 5. In 5:24, the Divine Master declares that when one hears his
Son or Holy Spirit) that needs to be learned. word and believes in him whom sent Him, three things always
happen:
In the two previous lessons, we studied what the Gospel
said about the PERSON AND THE WORK OF JESUS CHRIST. (1) they have ______________________________________
In this lesson we will focus our attention on the CHRISTIAN (2) they will not _________________________________
LIFE. Proceed exactly as you have been doing up to this point.
(3) they have passed from _________________ to _____________.
Upon finishing the lesson, return the sheet to to us for review
and we will give you the final lesson.
6. According to 8:34-36, what does Lord Jesus free us from?

7. According to 17:3, what does eternal life consist of?


Eternal life consists of _____________ God and he whom God
sent.
11. Why should we not be afraid of facing the world according
We see, the, that the christian life begins when one to 16.33?
comes to Christ on their own free will, submitting themselves Because Jesus __________ _________________________ the world.
to Christ by faith, coming to know Christ in the intimacy of
their own personal spiritual experience, and being born again. 12. What does Jesus give to His disciples, according to 14:27?
In other words, the beginning of the christian life is A
PERSONAL MATTER. No one becomes a christian simply by
being born of christian parents or by being baptized as a child 13. What does Christ desire for those that are His according to
or infant. 15:11?

We arrive to this world with inclinations toward evil.


When we reach the age when we are conscience of our acts, we 14. What did Christ ask for His disciples in17:15?
voluntarily give into this natural inclination and become guilty
before God and slaves to sin. If we continue in this condition
we have no right to expect anything other than God’s wrath 15. Who did Christ promise to send in 15:26?
(3.36).

But God loves us (3.16), and to save us He sent His Son 16. According to 16:13, what will the Spirit do for us?
to take away our sins (1.29). This he did by dying for us on the (1) He will guide us ______________________________
cross (19.17-30) and by rising again from the dead (20.1-29).
(2) He will declare ____________________________
The work of salvation was completely finished (19.30). Now
Christ tells us: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If
anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in 17. According to 15:26, who does the Spirit testify about?
to him...” (Revelation 3.20).

8. Have you responded to Christ’s call, inviting Him to enter FULL NAME ____________________________
your life as your Lord and Savior? Yes or No?
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9. If you have invited Christ to come into your life, then you
belong to Him; you are one of His “sheep.” What then, ABUNDANT LIFE
according to 10.27-29, is the security that you now possess? “Oh how I love your law!
It is my meditation all the day....
How sweet are your words to my taste,
10. What attitude does the world have toward those who are sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
disciples of Christ Jesus, according to 15.19? Psalm 119:97, 103
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14. What is the result when we love each other according to
13:35? LESSON V – THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

15. What did John the Baptist do in 1:7?


Last time we saw that the christian life BEGINS with a
16. What did Andrew do in 1:42? new birth.

17. What did the Samaritan woman do in 4:28–30 and 4:39? We are all sinners. Our sin has us separated from God.
________________________________________ If we continue by the path we are on, nothing awaits us in this
life except failure and deception, and a certain eternal
18. Have you spoken to someone about the Lord Jesus? punishment.
Yes or No? ____________
Are you willing to witness to someone during the next 24 But in his great love, God sent His Son to save us.
hours? Yes or No? _______________ Leaving the heavenly glory, He became man being born to the
virgen Mary.

During thirty three years he lived in the world, facing all


FULL NAME ___________________________________ of the trials and temptations that are an essential part of the
human life. But He never sinned! Afterward, taking upon
Himself all of our guilt, He paid with his death on the cross all
We are certain that God will not delay in rewarding your that we owed. They buried Him. But on the third day, He
sincere interest in knowing THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. These, arose. Forty days later he returned to heaven where He now
as the apostle Paul said, are inspired by God and useful “ intercedes for all that believe in Him. Some day He will come
Estamos seguros de que Dios no tardará en premiar su again to resurrect the dead, judge the world and establish His
sincero interés en conocer LAS SAGRADAS ESCRITURAS. eternal kingdom of justice, peace and goodness.
Estas, como dijo el apóstol Pablo, son inspiradas por Dios y
útiles “for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for The saving work of salvation is completed. Our part
training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be consists in recognizing that we are sinners; in confessing to
complete, equipped for every good work.” God that we are; and having a sincere desire to abandon our
(2 Timothy 3:16,17). sin. This is what the Scriptures call REPENTANCE. But there
is still one more thing. Although we sincerely desire to leave
We hope that by this time you have finished reading all our sin, we cannot do this by ourselves! We need help – the
of the GOSPEL OF JOHN. Did you accomplish it? help that only someone more powerful than sin o even death
Yes or No? ____________ can give. Who would that be? Only Jesus!
So we must invite Him to come in as King of our life.
This is what the Scriptures call FAITH. 5. According to 17:17, what is the Word of God?
God’s word is ____________ .
When we receive Christ as our Lord and Savior, He
enters our life and transforms it. It is then that we are born 6. What benefit do we receive from the truth, according to
again; it is then that the christian life BEGINS. 8:32? Be set ____________ .

But God desires that our christian life not stay in that 7. According to 15:3, what does the word of Christ do for us?
initial state. He desires us to reach spiritual maturity; that we _________________________________________________
become completely prepared for every good work. So now we
must focus our attention on the DEVELOPMENT of the 8. What promise does Christ give us in 14:13, 14?
christian life. _____________________________________________

1. In 15:1-5, Christ presents an interesting comparison. He 9. It is important in order to develop our spiritual life, that we
talks about Himself as a vine. He says His Father is the separate some time each day to read the Bible and pray.
labourer who cares for the vine and that we, His disciples, Do you dedicate at least 10 mintues every day for this habit?
are the branches of the vine. Yes or No? ______ If not, would you be willing to start doing it
now? Yes or No? ________
So, what is expected of the branches?
That they bear _________ ___________ . 10. According to 15:14, who are the friends of Christ?
_______________________________________
2. According to 15:8, in what is the Father glorified?
________________________________________________ . 11. When do we demonstrate our love to God, according to
14:15?
3. According to 15:5, what is the condition for us bearing much _______________________________________
fruit? ________________ in Him and He ___________ in us.

12. According to 13:17, in addition to knowing what the Lord


4. This “abiding in Christ” means having an intimate fellowship wants, what else is necessary to obtain his blessing?
(communion) with Him in our daily life. We can accomplish this ________________________________________________
intimate fellowship through three practices mentioned in the
following passages. What are they?
13. What is the new commandment given in 13:34?
(A) 5:39 _________________________________________ ________________________________________________
(B) 16:23, 24 _____________________________________
(C) 15:10 _______________________________________