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CATHOLIC DOORS MINISTRY
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"CATHOLIC BIBLE STUDIES"
The Gospel of John
Lesson 3: Chapter 3


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

3:1 "And there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews."

Q. What was the name of the man who was a ruler of the Jews?

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3:2 "This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him: 'Rabbi, we know that thou art come a teacher from God; for no man can do these signs which thou dost, unless God be with him.'"

Q. What convinced Nicodemus that Jesus was a teacher from God?

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3:3 "Jesus answered, and said to him: 'Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'"

Q. What must a man do in order to see the Kingdom of God?

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3:4 "Nicodemus saith to him: 'How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born again?'"

Q. Nicodemus felt something was impossible to do. What was that?

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3:5 "Jesus answered: 'Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.'"

Q. Of what must a man be born again?

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3:6 "That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit."

Q. What is born of the Spirit?

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3:7 'Wonder not, that I said to thee, you must be born again."

Q. What did Jesus repeat again?

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3:8 "The Spirit breatheth where he will; and thou hearest his voice, but thou knowest not whence he cometh, and whither he goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit."

Q. What happens to those who are born of the Spirit?

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3:9 "Nicodemus answered, and said to him: 'How can these things be done?'"

Q. Did Nicodemus understand what Jesus was saying?

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3:10 "Jesus answered, and said to him: 'Art thou a master in Israel, and knowest not these things?'"

Q. What was the occupation of Nicodemus?

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3:11 "Amen, amen I say to thee, that we speak what we know, and we testify what we have seen, and you receive not our testimony."

Q. I the testimony of Jesus and His disciples received?

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3:12 "If I have spoken to you earthly things, and you believe not; how will you believe, if I shall speak to you heavenly things?"

Q. Why would Jesus not speak of heavenly things?

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3:13 "And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven."

Q. Who has descended from Heaven?

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3:14 "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up:"

Q. What did Moses do in the desert?

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3:15 "That whosoever believeth in him, may not perish; but may have life everlasting."

Q. What will happen to those who believe in the Son of man?

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3:16 "For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting."

Q. What did God give?

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3:17 "For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him."

Q. Why did God send His Son inito the world?

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3:18 "He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

Q. Who is already judged?

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3:19 "And this is the judgment: because the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil."

Q. What did men love instead of the Light?

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3:20 "For every one that doth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved."

Q. Why do those who do evil hate the light?

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3:21 "But he that doth truth, cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest, because they are done in God."

Q. Who comes to the Light?

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3:22 "After these things Jesus and his disciples came into the land of Judea: and there he abode with them, and baptized."

Q. What did Jesus and His disciples do in the land of Judea?

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3:23 "And John also was baptizing in Ennon near Salim; because there was much water there; and they came and were baptized."

Q. Where was John baptizing the people?

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3:24 "For John was not yet cast into prison."

Q. What had not happened to John as of yet?

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3:25 "And there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews concerning purification:"

Q. Concerning what did a question arise between some of John's disciples and the Jews?

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3:26 "And they came to John, and said to him: 'Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou gavest testimony, behold he baptizeth, and all men come to him.'"

Q. Who was beyond the Jordan with John?

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3:27 "John answered, and said: 'A man cannot receive any thing, unless it be given him from heaven.'"

Q. Whatever a man receives, where must it come from?

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3:28 "You yourselves do bear me witness, that I said, I am not Christ, but that I am sent before him."

Q. Did John say he was Christ?

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3:29 "He that hath the bride, is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth with joy because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy therefore is fulfilled."

Q. Why does John rejoice?

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3:30 "He must increase, but I must decrease."

Q. What must John do?

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3:31 "He that cometh from above, is above all. He that is of the earth, of the earth he is, and of the earth he speaketh. He that cometh from heaven, is above all."

Q. Who is above all?

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3:32 "And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth: and no man receiveth his testimony."

Q. Did man receive the testimony of he who had seen and heard?

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3:33 "He that hath received his testimony, hath set to his seal that God is true."

Q. According to John, God is what?

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3:34 "For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God: for God doth not give the Spirit by measure."

Q. According to John, who speaks the Words of God?

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3:35 "The Father loveth the Son: and he hath given all things into his hand."

Q. To who did the Father give all things into his hand?

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3:36 "He that believeth in the Son, hath life everlasting; but he that believeth not the Son, shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."

Q. What happens to those who believe in the Son?

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