Pastor Tobison’s Online Bible Studies

The Gospel of John – Lesson 1 – John 1:1-18

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him everything […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 2 – John 1:19-34

19 This is the testimony John gave when the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed and did not deny. He […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 3 – John 1:35-51

35 The next day, John was standing there again with two of his disciples. 36 When John saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!” 37 The […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 4 – John 2:1-11

1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 5 – John 2:12-25

12 After this, he went down to Capernaum with his mother, brothers, and disciples and they stayed there for a few days. 13 The Jewish Passover was near, so Jesus […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 6 – John 3:1-21

There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 7 – John 3:22-36

22 After this, Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside where he spent some time with them and was baptizing. 23 John also was baptizing in Aenon near […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 8 – John 4:1-26

Jesus found out that the Pharisees had heard he was making and baptizing more disciples than John, 2 though it was not Jesus himself who was baptizing but his disciples. […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 9 – John 4:27-42

27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised that he was talking to a woman. Yet no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking to […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 10 – John 4:43-54

43 After two days, Jesus left for Galilee. 44 Now Jesus himself had testified that a prophet is not honored in his own country. 45 When he came to Galilee, […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 11 – John 5:1-15

1 After this, there was a Jewish festival, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there is a pool, called Bethesda in Aramaic, which […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 12 – John 5:16-30

16 So the Jews began to persecute Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working right up to the […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 13 – John 5:31-47

31 “If I were to testify about myself, my testimony would not be valid. 32 There is another who testifies about me, and I know that his testimony about me […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 14 – John 6:1-15

1 After this, Jesus crossed over to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias). 2 A large crowd followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 15 – John 6:16-24

16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was already dark, and Jesus had […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 16 – John 6:25-59

25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Amen, Amen, I tell you: You are […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 17 – John 6:60-71

60 When they heard it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching! Who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 18 – John 7:1-24

After this, Jesus moved around in Galilee. He did not want to travel in Judea because the Jews were trying to find a way to kill him. 2 Now the Jewish […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 19 – John 7:25-53

25 Some of the people from Jerusalem were saying, “Isn’t this the man they want to kill? 26 Yet, look! He’s speaking openly, and they don’t say a thing to him. Certainly the […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 20 – John 8:1-11

But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning, he came back into the temple courts. And all the people kept coming to him. He sat down and […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 21 – John 8:12-30

12 When Jesus spoke to them again, he said, “I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 22 – John 8:31-47

31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you remain in my word, you are really my disciples. 32 You will also know the truth, and the truth will […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 23 – John 8:48-59

48 The Jews responded, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon. On the contrary, I […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 24 – John 9:1-12

As Jesus was passing by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 25 – John 9:13-34

13 They brought this man who had been blind to the Pharisees. 14 Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15 So the Pharisees also asked him […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 26 – John 9:35-41

35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out. When he found him, he asked, “Do you believe in the Son of God?” 36 “Who is he, sir,” the man replied, “that […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 27 – John 10:1-21

“Amen, Amen, I tell you: Anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the door, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The one […]

The Gospel of John Lesson 28 – John 10:22-42

22 Then the Festival of Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple area in Solomon’s Colonnade. 24 So the Jews gathered around Jesus, asking, “How […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 29 – John 11:1-16

Now a certain man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 This Mary, whose brother, Lazarus was sick, was the same Mary […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 30 – John 11:17-44

17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away. 19 Many Jews had come to Martha and […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 31 – John 11:45-57

45 Therefore many of the Jews who came to Mary and saw what Jesus did believed in him. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 32 – John 12:1-11

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, the hometown of Lazarus, who had died, the one Jesus raised from the dead. 2 They gave a dinner for him there. Martha […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 33 – John 12:12-26

12 The next day, the large crowd that had come for the Festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 Taking palm branches, they went out to meet him, shouting, […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 34 – John 12:27-50

27 “Now my soul is troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, this is the reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!” A […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 35 – John 13:1-17

Before the Passover Festival, Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved those who were his own in […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 36 – John 13:18-38

18 “I am not talking about all of you. I know those I have chosen. But this is so that the Scripture may be fulfilled: ‘One who eats bread with me […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 37 – John 14:1-14

“Do not let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions.If it were not so, I would have told you. I […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 38 – John 14:15-31

15 “If you love me, hold on to my commands. 16 I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. 17 He is the Spirit of truth, whom […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 39 – John 15:1-17

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit, he is going to cut off. And he prunes every branch […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 40 – John 15:18-27

18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated me first. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. However, because you are not of the […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 41 – John 16:1-16

“I have told you these things so that you will not fall away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming when anyone who murders […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 42 – John 16:17-33

Therefore some of his disciples asked one another, “What does he mean when he tells us, ‘In a little while you are not going to see me, and again in […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 43 – John 17:1-12

After Jesus had spoken these things, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son so that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you gave […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 44 – John 17:13-26

13 “But now I am coming to you, and I am saying these things in the world, so that they may be filled with my joy. 14 I have given […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 45 – John 18:1-12

After saying these things, Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden. He and his disciples went into it. 2 Now Judas, who was betraying […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 46 – John 18:13-27

13 First they led him to Annas, because he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the high priest that year. 14 Now it was Caiaphas who had advised the Jews, “It is better […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 47 – John 18:28-40

28 Early in the morning, the Jews led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium. They did not enter the Praetorium themselves, so that they would not become ceremonially unclean. (They wanted […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 48 – John 19:1-16

Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2 The soldiers also twisted together a crown of thorns and placed it on his head. Then they threw a purple robe around him. 3 They […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 49 – John 19:17-30

17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to what is called the Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him with two others, one on […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 50 – John 19:31-42

31 Since it was the Preparation Day, the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses over the Sabbath (because that Sabbath was a particularly important day). They asked […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 51 – John 20:1-18

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been taken away from the […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 53 – John 21:1-14

After this, Jesus showed himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. This is how he showed himself: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, […]

The Gospel of John – Lesson 54 – John 21:15-25

15 When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I care about you.” […]