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CATHOLIC DOORS MINISTRY
presents

"CATHOLIC BIBLE STUDIES"
The Gospel of John
Lesson 1: Chapter 1


(Using the English Version of the Latin Vulgate Holy Bible.)

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Q.Who was the Word?

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1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

Q.Who was the Word with in the beginning?

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1:3 All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.

Q.All things were made by who?

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1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

Q.The life was the "what" of men?

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1:5 And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Q.Where did the light shine?

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1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

Q.What was the name of the man who was sent from God?

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1:7 This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him.

Q.The man came to witness to what?

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1:8 He was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light.

Q.Was this man the light?

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1:9 That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world.

Q.What was the purpose of the true light?

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1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

Q.Who was it that the world did not know?

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1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

Q.Did his people receive him?

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1:12 But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name.

Q.What power did he give to those who received him?

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1:13 Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Q.Those who received him, what were they born of?

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1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Q.The Word was full of 2 things. What are they?

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1:15 John beareth witness of him, and crieth out, saying: "This was he of whom I spoke: He that shall come after me, is preferred before me: because he was before me."

Q.What did John cry out?

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1:16 And of his fullness we all have received, and grace for grace.

Q.What have we all received?

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1:17 For the law was given by Moses; grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Q.By who was the law given?

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Q.Through who did the grace and truth come?

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1:18 No man hath seen God at any time: the only begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Q.Who has declared the Father?

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1:19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent from Jerusalem priests and Levites to him, to ask him: Who art thou?

Q.From where did the Jews sent priests and Levites?

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1:20 And he confessed, and did not deny: and he confessed: I am not the Christ.

Q.What did John confess?

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1:21 And they asked him: "What then? Art thou Elias?" And he said: "I am not." "Art thou the prophet?" And he answered: "No."

Q.What person did they suspect John of being?

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1:22 They said therefore unto him: "Who art thou, that we may give an answer to them that sent us? What sayest thou of thyself?"

Q.For what purpose did they want to know who John was?

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1:23 He said: "I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaias."

Q.Where was the voice crying?

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1:24 And they that were sent, were of the Pharisees.

Q.Who had they been sent from?

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1:25 And they asked him, and said to him: "Why then dost thou baptize, if thou be not Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet?"

Q.What was it that John was doing?

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1:26 John answered them, saying: "I baptize with water; but there hath stood one in the midst of you, whom you know not."

Q.What John was doing in the previous question, what was he doing it with?

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1:27 "The same is he that shall come after me, who is preferred before me: the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to loose."

Q.What was John not worthy of doing?

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1:28 "These things were done in Bethania, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing."

Q.Where did all this take place?

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1:29 "The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him, and he saith: 'Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who taketh away the sin of the world.'"

Q.What did John call Jesus when he saw Him coming?

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1:30 "This is he, of whom I said: 'After me there cometh a man, who is preferred before me: because he was before me.'"

Q.Why did Jesus rank before John?

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1:31 "And I knew him not, but that he may be made manifest in Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water."

Q.Where was Jesus to be manifested?

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1:32 "And John gave testimony, saying: "I saw the Spirit coming down, as a dove from heaven, and he remained upon him."

Q.What did John see coming down from Heaven?

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1:33 "And I knew him not; but he who sent me to baptize with water, said to me: "He upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining upon him, he it is that baptizeth with the Holy Ghost."

Q.The One on who the Spirit will descend, what will He baptize with?

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1:34 "And I saw, and I gave testimony, that this is the Son of God."

Q.What testimony did John give?

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1:35 "The next day again John stood, and two of his disciples."

Q.How many disciples were with John the next day?

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1:36 "And beholding Jesus walking, he saith: 'Behold the Lamb of God.'"

Q.When John saw Jesus walking, what did he say?

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1:37 "And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus."

Q.The two disciples who heard John, what did they do?

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1:38 "And Jesus turning, and seeing them following him, saith to them: 'What seek you?' Who said to him, 'Rabbi,' (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) 'where dwellest thou?'"

Q.What did Jesus ask those who were following Him?

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1:39 "He saith to them: 'Come and see.' They came, and saw where he abode, and they stayed with him that day: now it was about the tenth hour."

Q.What did the disciples of John go and see with Jesus?

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1:40 "And Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who had heard of John, and followed him."

Q.What is the name of the brother of Simon Peter?

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1:41 "He findeth first his brother Simon, and saith to him: 'We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.'"

Q.What did Andrew tell his brother Simon that he had found?

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1:42 "And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus looking upon him, said: 'Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas,' which is interpreted Peter."

Q.What new name did Jesus give to Simon?

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1:43 "On the following day, he would go forth into Galilee, and he findeth Philip. And Jesus saith to him: 'Follow me.'"

Q.What did Jesus say to Philip?

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1:44 "Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter."

Q.In what city was Philip?

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1:45 "Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith to him: 'We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets did write, Jesus the son of Joseph of Nazareth.'"

Q.What did Philip tell Nathanael?

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1:46 "And Nathanael said to him: 'Can any thing of good come from Nazareth?' Philip saith to him: 'Come and see.'"

Q.What did Nathanael ask?

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1:47 "Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him: and he saith of him: 'Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile.'"

Q.What did Jesus say when He saw Nathanael coming?

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1:48 "Nathanael saith to him: 'Whence knowest thou me?' Jesus answered, and said to him: 'Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.'"

Q.Where did Jesus see Nathanael before Philip called him?

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1:49 "Nathanael answered him, and said: 'Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel.'"

Q.What three titles did Nathanael give to Jesus?

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1:50 "Jesus answered, and said to him: 'Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, thou believest: greater things than these shalt thou see.'"

Q.What did Jesus promise to Nathanael?

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1:51 "And he saith to him: 'Amen, amen I say to you, you shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.'"

Q.Upon who did Jesus promise that the angels would ascend and descend?

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