The Believers Life Style Bible Study
Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
June 20, 2020
Scripture: John 1:43-51
Presented by Michael Webb

Open It

  1. How do people feel when they find something that’s been missing for a for long time?
  2. What famous people would you like to meet? Why?
  3. *About what things are people today skeptical?

Explore It

  1. How did Jesus and Philip meet? (1:43)
  2. What did Jesus say to Philip? (1:43)
  3. *How did Philip respond to Jesus’ invitation? (1:44-46)
  4. What did Philip do after he followed Jesus? (1:45)
  5. What did Philip tell Nathanael about Jesus? (1:45)
  6. *Why was Nathanael skeptical that Philip had found the Messiah? (1:46)
  7. How did Nathanael respond to the fact that Jesus was from Nazareth? (1:46)
  8. What did Jesus say when he saw Nathanael? (1:47)
  9. What was Nathanael’s response to Jesus’ greeting? (1:48)
  10. Why was Nathanael surprised? (1:48)
  11. Why did Nathanael call Jesus the Son of God and the King of Israel? (1:48-49)
  12. What were the greater things to which Jesus referred? (1:50)
  13. What did Jesus tell Nathanael he would see? (1:51)
  14. Who is the Son of Man? (1:51)

Get It

  1. What about Christ stirs skepticism today?
  2. *What stereotypes about Christ prevent people from trusting Him today?
  3. What convinced you that Jesus was the Son of God?
  4. *What makes Jesus qualified to rule our lives?
  5. How is Jesus the King of your life?
  6. What do you have in common with Jesus?
  7. How can Jesus’ identity as the Son of God inspire your confidence in Him?



Apply It

  1. How will you show your trust in the God who knows all about you this week?
  2. *How would you share your faith with a skeptical person this week?
  3. In what way will you recognize Jesus as the ruler of your life today?



Scripture for today’s Lesson:

John 1:43-51 (NKJV)
43  The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.”
44  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45  Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote–Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
46  And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
47  Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!”
48  Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
49  Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
50  Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.”
51  And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”


Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael