Life In Christ Bible Study
March 5, 2022
Topic: Life Through the Son
Presented by Michael Webb
Scripture References: John 5:16-30

Open It

  1. What different groups of people have suffered persecution throughout history?
  2. *What are some of the positive aspects of your relationship with your parents?

Explore It

  1. Why did the Jews persecute Jesus? (5:16)
  2. Whose work did Jesus do? (5:17)
  3. Why did certain Jews want to kill Jesus? (5:18)
  4. *What did Jesus say that the Son could do? (5:19)
  5. What did Jesus tell the Jews that He would show them? (5:20)
  6. What did Jesus say He was able to do? (5:21)
  7. To whom did God entrust all judgment? (5:22)
  8. *Why did God entrust judgment to Christ? (5:23)
  9. How did Jesus say a person can gain eternal life? (5:24)
  10. What time did Jesus say had already come? (5:25)
  11. *What did Jesus say the Father has in Himself that He has granted to the Son? (5:26)
  12. What time did Jesus say was coming? (5:28-29)
  13. Whom did Jesus say He desires to please? (5:30)

Get It

  1. In what way does the world persecute Christians today?
  2. How have you been persecuted as a believer?
  3. When have you experienced pressure not to practice or share your faith in Christ?
  4. Why does the world persecute Christians?
  5. *How can we honor the Son and the Father with our lives?
  6. How can we know for sure that we have eternal life?
  7. *Why should we feel secure in our relationship with God?
  8. How should we prepare ourselves for Jesus’ judgment?
  9. In what way are we like Jesus with respect to our relationship with God the Father?
  10. In what way is Jesus an example for us to follow?

Apply It

  1. *What steps can you take this week to enjoy more fully your relationship with your Heavenly Father?
  2. What can you do today to bring honor to God?
  3. How will you allow Jesus’ example in this passage of Scripture to influence your life this week?


John 5:16-30 (NKJV)
16  For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath.
17  But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.”
18  Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.
19  Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
20  For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
21  For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will.
22  For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son,
23  that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
24  “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.
25  Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.
26  For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself,
27  and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.
28  Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice
29  and come forth–those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
30  I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.