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The Gospel of John Commentaries & Lessons
Chapter 1: Lessons 1-5

Begin Your Study of the Bible Lesson Series with John 1:1-14

Lesson 1: John 1:1-14
Lesson 2: John 1:14-23
Lesson 3: John 1:24-34
Lesson 4: John 1: 35-42
Lesson 5: John 1:43-51

Ideal for Personal Study, Home and Mid-week Bible Groups, and Sunday Schools!

Seeing Greater Things Through Jesus — John 1

Answering Dishonest and Honest Questions — John 1

Matthew, Luke, and John — John 1

Why Study the Gospel of John?

Getting and Keeping Our Focus on Jesus


Lesson 1: John 1:1-14

King James Version

John 1:1-14 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:1-14 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

King James Version Student Study Handout for John 1:1-14

New American Standard Bible

John 1:1-14 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:1-14 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New American Standard Bible Student Study Handout for John 1:1-14

New International Version

John 1:1-14 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:1-14 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New International Version Student Study Handout for John 1:1-14

New Revised Standard Version

John 1:1-14 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:1-14 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for John 1:1-14

Audio Edition John 1:1-14 Commentary and Lesson

Audio Edition John 1:1-14 Commentary and Lesson

Student Handouts for This or Next Week's Lesson

Verse-by-Verse KJV Handout for John 1:1-14

Verse-by-Verse NASB Handout for John 1:1-14

Verse-by-Verse NIV Handout for John 1:1-14

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Handout for John 1:1-14

Can Be Used At the Beginning of Class or Handed out for Next Week's Lesson

Class Preparation Guide for John 1:1-14

Best Used to Prepare Students for Next Week's Lesson

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us,
and we saw His glory,
glory as of the only begotten from the Father,
full of grace and truth”

(John 1:14—NASB).

The Power of the Word

The Power of the Word (Large Print)

The Power of the Word (Bulletin Size)

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 1:1-14

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 1:1-14 (Large Print)

Application for John 1:1-14

Application — Five Takeaways for John 1:1-14

Application — Five Takeaways for John 1:1-14 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for John 1:1-14

True and False Test for John 1:1-14

Word Search Puzzle for John 1:1-14

Praying Through John 1:1-14

Praying Through John 1:1-14

Praying Through John 1:1-14 (Large Print)

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Lesson 2: John 1:15-23

King James Version

John 1:15-23 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:15-23 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

King James Version Student Study Handout for John 1:15-23

New American Standard Bible

John 1:15-23 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:15-23 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New American Standard Bible Student Study Handout for John 1:15-23

New International Version

John 1:15-23 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:15-23 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New International Version Student Study Handout for John 1:15-23

New Revised Standard Version

John 1:15-23 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:15-23 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for John 1:15-23

Audio Edition John 1:15-23 Commentary and Lesson

Audio Edition John 1:15-23 Commentary and Lesson

Student Handouts for This or Next Week's Lesson

Verse-by-Verse KJV Handout for John 1:15-23

Verse-by-Verse NASB Handout for John 1:15-23

Verse-by-Verse NIV Handout for John 1:15-23

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Handout for John 1:15-23

Can Be Used At the Beginning of Class or Handed out for Next Week's Lesson

Class Preparation Guide for John 1:15-23

Best Used to Prepare Students for Next Week's Lesson

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

John testified to him and cried out,
“This was he of whom I said,
‘He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’”

(John 1:15).

Who Are John and Jesus

Who Are John and Jesus - Large Print

Who Are John and Jesus - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 1:15-23

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 1:15-23 (Large Print)

Application for John 1:15-23

Application — Five Takeaways for John 1:15-23

Application — Five Takeaways for John 1:15-23 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for John 1:15-23

True and False Test for John 1:15-23

Word Search Puzzle for John 1:15-23

Praying Through John 1:15-23

Praying Through John 1:15-23

Praying Through John 1:15-23 (Large Print)

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Lesson 3: John 1:24-34

King James Version

John 1:24-34 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:24-34 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

King James Version Student Study Handout for John 1:24-34

New American Standard Bible

John 1:24-34 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:24-34 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New American Standard Bible Student Study Handout for John 1:24-34

New International Version

John 1:24-34 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:24-34 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New International Version Student Study Handout for John 1:24-34

New Revised Standard Version

John 1:24-34 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:24-34 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for John 1:24-34

Audio Edition John 1:24-34 Commentary and Lesson

Audio Edition John 1:24-34 Commentary and Lesson

Student Handouts for This or Next Week's Lesson

Verse-by-Verse KJV Handout for John 1:24-34

Verse-by-Verse NASB Handout for John 1:24-34

Verse-by-Verse NIV Handout for John 1:24-34

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Handout for John 1:24-34

Can Be Used At the Beginning of Class or Handed out for Next Week's Lesson

Class Preparation Guide for John 1:24-34

Best Used to Prepare Students for Next Week's Lesson

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared,
“Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

(John 1:29).

Jesus the Lamb of God

Jesus the Lamb of God - Large Print

Jesus the Lamb of God - Bulletin Size

How God Takes Away Sin

How God Takes Away Sin - Large Print

How God Takes Away Sin - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 1:24-34

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 1:24-34 (Large Print)

Application for John 1:24-34

Application — Five Takeaways for John 1:24-34

Application — Five Takeaways for John 1:24-34 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for John 1:24-34

True and False Test for John 1:24-34

Word Search Puzzle for John 1:24-34

Praying Through John 1:24-34

Praying Through John 1:24-34

Praying Through John 1:24-34 (Large Print)

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Lesson 4: John 1:35-42

King James Version

John 1:35-42 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:35-42 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

King James Version Student Study Handout for John 1:35-42

New American Standard Bible

John 1:35-42 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:35-42 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New American Standard Bible Student Study Handout for John 1:35-42

New International Version

John 1:35-42 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:35-42 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New International Version Student Study Handout for John 1:35-42

New Revised Standard Version

John 1:35-42 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:35-42 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for John 1:35-42

Audio Edition John 1:35-42 Commentary and Lesson

Audio Edition John 1:35-42 Commentary and Lesson

Student Handouts for This or Next Week's Lesson

Verse-by-Verse KJV Handout for John 1:35-42

Verse-by-Verse NASB Handout for John 1:35-42

Verse-by-Verse NIV Handout for John 1:35-42

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Handout for John 1:35-42

Can Be Used At the Beginning of Class or Handed out for Next Week's Lesson

Class Preparation Guide for John 1:35-42

Best Used to Prepare Students for Next Week's Lesson

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

He [Andrew] brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said,
“You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).

(John 1:42).

Jesus Will Complete His Plan for Us

Jesus Will Complete His Plan for Us - Large Print

Jesus Will Complete His Plan for Us - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 1:35-42

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 1:35-42 (Large Print)

Application for John 1:35-42

Application — Five Takeaways for John 1:35-42

Application — Five Takeaways for John 1:35-42 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for John 1:35-42

True and False Test for John 1:35-42

Word Search Puzzle for John 1:35-42

Praying Through John 1:35-42

Praying Through John 1:35-42

Praying Through John 1:35-42 (Large Print)

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Lesson 5: John 1:43-51

King James Version

John 1:43-51 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:43-51 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

King James Version Student Study Handout for John 1:43-51

New American Standard Bible

John 1:43-51 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:43-51 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New American Standard Bible Student Study Handout for John 1:43-51

New International Version

John 1:43-51 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:43-51 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New International Version Student Study Handout for John 1:43-51

New Revised Standard Version

John 1:43-51 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

John 1:43-51 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for John 1:43-51

Audio Edition John 1:43-51 Commentary and Lesson

Audio Edition John 1:43-51 Commentary and Lesson

Student Handouts for This or Next Week's Lesson

Verse-by-Verse KJV Handout for John 1:43-51

Verse-by-Verse NASB Handout for John 1:43-51

Verse-by-Verse NIV Handout for John 1:43-51

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Handout for John 1:43-51

Can Be Used At the Beginning of Class or Handed out for Next Week's Lesson

Class Preparation Guide for John 1:43-51

Best Used to Prepare Students for Next Week's Lesson

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

“Nathanael replied, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!’”
(John 1:49).

How Believers Come to Believe in Jesus

How Believers Come to Believe in Jesus - Large Print

How Believers Come to Believe in Jesus - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 1:43-51

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 1:43-51 (Large Print)

Application for John 1:43-51

Application — Five Takeaways for John 1:43-51

Application — Five Takeaways for John 1:43-51 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for John 1:43-51

True and False Test for John 1:43-51

Word Search Puzzle for John 1:43-51

Praying Through John 1:43-51

Praying Through John 1:43-51

Praying Through John 1:43-51 (Large Print)

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