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The Gospel of John Commentaries & Lessons
Chapter 12: Lessons 1-6

Lesson 1: John 12:1-11
Lesson 2: John 12:12-19
Lesson 3: John 12:20-26
Lesson 4: John 12:27-36
Lesson 5: John 12:37-43
Lesson 6: John 12:44-50

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


Lesson 1: John 12:1-11

King James Version

John 12:1-11 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:1-11 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

King James Version Student Study Handout for John 12:1-11

New American Standard Bible

John 12:1-11 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:1-11 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New American Standard Bible Student Study Handout for John 12:1-11

New International Version

John 12:1-11 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:1-11 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New International Version Student Study Handout for John 12:1-11

New Revised Standard Version

John 12:1-11 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:1-11 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for John 12:1-11

Audio Edition John 12:1-11 Commentary and Lesson

Audio Edition John 12:1-11 Commentary and Lesson

Student Handouts for This or Next Week's Lesson

Verse-by-Verse KJV Handout for John 12:1-11

Verse-by-Verse NASB Handout for John 12:1-11

Verse-by-Verse NIV Handout for John 12:1-11

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Handout for John 12:1-11

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

Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide for John 12:1-11

Best Used to Prepare Students for Next Week's Lesson

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

There they gave a dinner for Jesus.
Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him

(John 12:2).

God’s Many Gifts to His Children

God’s Many Gifts to His Children - Large Print

God’s Many Gifts to His Children - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 12:1-11

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 12:1-11 (Large Print)

Application for John 12:1-11

Application — Five Takeaways for John 12:1-11

Application — Five Takeaways for John 12:1-11 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for John 12:1-11

True and False Test for John 12:1-11

Word Search Puzzle for John 12:1-11

Praying Through John 12:1-11

Praying Through John 12:1-11

Praying Through John 12:1-11 (Large Print)

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IBS Forum Discussion for Bible Teachers and Students

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Lesson 2: John 12:12-19

King James Version

John 12:12-19 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:12-19 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

King James Version Student Study Handout for John 12:12-19

New American Standard Bible

John 12:12-19 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:12-19 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New American Standard Bible Student Study Handout for John 12:12-19

New International Version

John 12:12-19 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:12-19 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New International Version Student Study Handout for John 12:12-19

New Revised Standard Version

John 12:12-19 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:12-19 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for John 12:12-19

Audio Edition John 12:12-19 Commentary and Lesson

Audio Edition John 12:12-19 Commentary and Lesson

Student Handouts for This or Next Week's Lesson

Verse-by-Verse KJV Handout for John 12:12-19

Verse-by-Verse NASB Handout for John 12:12-19

Verse-by-Verse NIV Handout for John 12:12-19

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Handout for John 12:12-19

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

Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide for John 12:12-19

Best Used to Prepare Students for Next Week's Lesson

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

His disciples did not understand these things at first;
but when Jesus was glorified,
then they remembered that these things
had been written of him and had been done to him

(John 12:16).

How We Grow as Believers in Jesus

How We Grow as Believers in Jesus - Large Print

How We Grow as Believers in Jesus - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 12:12-19

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 12:12-19 (Large Print)

Application for John 12:12-19

Application — Five Takeaways for John 12:12-19

Application — Five Takeaways for John 12:12-19 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for John 12:12-19

True and False Test for John 12:12-19

Word Search Puzzle for John 12:12-19

Praying Through John 12:12-19

Praying Through John 12:12-19

Praying Through John 12:12-19 (Large Print)

IBS Forum Discussion for Bible Teachers and Students

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Lesson 3: John 12:20-26

King James Version

John 12:20-26 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:20-26 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

King James Version Student Study Handout for John 12:20-26

New American Standard Bible

John 12:20-26 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:20-26 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New American Standard Bible Student Study Handout for John 12:20-26

New International Version

John 12:20-26 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:20-26 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New International Version Student Study Handout for John 12:20-26

New Revised Standard Version

John 12:20-26 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:20-26 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for John 12:20-26

Audio Edition John 12:20-26 Commentary and Lesson

Audio Edition John 12:20-26 Commentary and Lesson

Student Handouts for This or Next Week's Lesson

Verse-by-Verse KJV Handout for John 12:20-26

Verse-by-Verse NASB Handout for John 12:20-26

Verse-by-Verse NIV Handout for John 12:20-26

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Handout for John 12:20-26

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

Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide for John 12:20-26

Best Used to Prepare Students for Next Week's Lesson

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

Whoever serves me must follow me,
and where I am, there will my servant be also.
Whoever serves me, the Father will honor

(John 12:26).

Believers Must Both Serve and Follow Jesus

Believers Must Both Serve and Follow Jesus - Large Print

Believers Must Both Serve and Follow Jesus - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further for John 12:20-26

Study Hints for Thinking Further for John 12:20-26 (Large Print)

Application for John 12:20-26

Application — Five Takeaways for John 12:20-26

Application — Five Takeaways for John 12:20-26 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for John 12:20-26

True and False Test for John 12:20-26

Word Search Puzzle for John 12:20-26

Praying Through John 12:20-26

Praying Through John 12:20-26

Praying Through John 12:20-26 (Large Print)

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IBS Forum Discussion for Bible Teachers and Students

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Lesson 4: John 12:27-36

King James Version

John 12:27-36 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:27-36 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

King James Version Student Study Handout for John 12:27-36

New American Standard Bible

John 12:27-36 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:27-36 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New American Standard Bible Student Study Handout for John 12:27-36

New International Version

John 12:27-36 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:27-36 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New International Version Student Study Handout for John 12:27-36

New Revised Standard Version

John 12:27-36 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:27-36 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for John 12:27-36

Audio Edition John 12:27-36 Commentary and Lesson

Audio Edition John 12:27-36 Commentary and Lesson

Student Handouts for This or Next Week's Lesson

Verse-by-Verse KJV Handout for John 12:27-36

Verse-by-Verse NASB Handout for John 12:27-36

Verse-by-Verse NIV Handout for John 12:27-36

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Handout for John 12:27-36

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

Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide for John 12:27-36

Best Used to Prepare Students for Next Week's Lesson

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

Jesus said to the crowd,
“The light is with you for a little longer.
Walk while you have the light,
so that the darkness may not overtake you.
If you walk in the darkness,
you do not know where you are going”
(John 12:35—NRSV).

How To Avoid Deception and Darkness

How To Avoid Deception and Darkness - Large Print

How To Avoid Deception and Darkness - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 12:27-36

Study Hints for Thinking Further on John 12:27-36 (Large Print)

Application for John 12:27-36

Application — Five Takeaways for John 12:27-36

Application — Five Takeaways for John 12:27-36 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for John 12:27-36

True and False Test for John 12:27-36

Word Search Puzzle for John 12:27-36

Praying Through John 12:27-36

Praying Through John 12:27-36

Praying Through John 12:27-36 (Large Print)

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IBS Forum Discussion for Bible Teachers and Students

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Lesson 5: John 12:37-43

King James Version

John 12:37-43 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:37-43 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

King James Version Student Study Handout for John 12:37-43

New American Standard Bible

John 12:37-43 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:37-43 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New American Standard Bible Student Study Handout for John 12:37-43

New International Version

John 12:37-43 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:37-43 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New International Version Student Study Handout for John 12:37-43

New Revised Standard Version

John 12:37-43 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:37-43 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for John 12:37-43

Audio Edition John 12:37-43 Commentary and Lesson

Audio Edition John 12:37-43 Commentary and Lesson

Student Handouts for This or Next Week's Lesson

Verse-by-Verse KJV Handout for John 12:37-43

Verse-by-Verse NASB Handout for John 12:37-43

Verse-by-Verse NIV Handout for John 12:37-43

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Handout for John 12:37-43

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

Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide for John 12:37-43

Best Used to Prepare Students for Next Week's Lesson

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

“Nevertheless many, even of the authorities, believed in Jesus.
But because of the Pharisees they did not confess it,
for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue;
for they loved human glory
more than the glory that comes from God ”
(John 12:42-43—NRSV).

Believing In Jesus but Afraid to Confess Him

Believing In Jesus but Afraid to Confess Him - Large Print

Believing In Jesus but Afraid to Confess Him - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further for John 12:37-43

Study Hints for Thinking Further for John 12:37-43 (Large Print)

Application for John 12:37-43

Application — Five Takeaways for John 12:37-43

Application — Five Takeaways for John 12:37-43 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for John 12:37-43

True and False Test for John 12:37-43

Word Search Puzzle for John 12:37-43

Praying Through John 12:37-43

Praying Through John 12:37-43

Praying Through John 12:37-43 (Large Print)

IBS Forum Discussion for Bible Teachers and Students

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Lesson 6: John 12:44-50

King James Version

John 12:44-50 KJV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:44-50 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

King James Version Student Study Handout for John 12:44-50

New American Standard Bible

John 12:44-50 NASB Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:44-50 NASB Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New American Standard Bible Student Study Handout for John 12:44-50

New International Version

John 12:44-50 NIV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:44-50 NIV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New International Version Student Study Handout for John 12:44-50

New Revised Standard Version

John 12:44-50 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary

John 12:44-50 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary

New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for John 12:44-50

Audio Edition John 12:44-50 Commentary and Lesson

Audio Edition John 12:44-50 Commentary and Lesson

Student Handouts for This or Next Week's Lesson

Verse-by-Verse KJV Handout for John 12:44-50

Verse-by-Verse NASB Handout for John 12:44-50

Verse-by-Verse NIV Handout for John 12:44-50

Verse-by-Verse NRSV Handout for John 12:44-50

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

Class Preparation Guide

Class Preparation Guide for John 12:44-50

Best Used to Prepare Students for Next Week's Lesson

INTERNATIONAL BIBLE LESSON

And I know that his commandment is eternal life.
What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me

(John 12:50).

Know the Son to Know the Father

Know the Son to Know the Father - Large Print

Know the Son to Know the Father - Bulletin Size

Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further

Study Hints for Thinking Further for John 12:44-50

Study Hints for Thinking Further for John 12:44-50 (Large Print)

Application for John 12:44-50

Application — Five Takeaways for John 12:44-50

Application — Five Takeaways for John 12:44-50 (Large Print)

Easy-Print Bible Activities for Student Lesson Review

Crossword Puzzle for John 12:44-50

True and False Test for John 12:44-50

Word Search Puzzle for John 12:44-50

Praying Through John 12:44-50

Praying Through John 12:44-50

Praying Through John 12:44-50 (Large Print)

IBS Forum Discussion for Bible Teachers and Students

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