Bethlehem North Women’s Bible Study
John 18  Amy Katterson

John 18 Amy Katterson

March 20, 2019

Chapters 1-12 unfolded the public ministry of Jesus, as He revealed Himself in words and works from the Father, over 3 years’ time.  Then, in chapters 13-17, the lens focused in on one single evening, as Jesus comforts and prepares the hearts of His disciples for the great climax of His ministry and life. He serves them, teaches them, and prays for them. And now, as we turn to John 18, the action rolls forward as Jesus moves to the moment of glory and agony that He has prepared them for. As we walk through the sections of this chapter, I’m going to periodically insert a brief reading from the Old Testament, primarily from the psalms of lament. As Jesus, the Lamb of God, goes to His death, He is loving His own to the end. I hope that you will hear in the emotion and ache of these laments the deep, unstoppable love of God as Jesus is poured out so that He might take you in.

  1. Betrayed: Jesus meets His betrayer in the garden (1-3)
  2. Unprotected: Jesus delivers His followers and refuses deliverance (4-11)
  3. Tried: Trials 1 and 2: Jesus before the Jews (12-14, 19-24)
  4. Denied: Peter denies Jesus three times (15-18, 25-27)
  5. Tried: Trial 3: Jesus before the Romans (28-38a)
  6. Exchanged: Pilate offers release; the people choose Barabbas (38b-40)
John 13:1-30  Amy Katterson

John 13:1-30 Amy Katterson

February 20, 2019

The Christ Who Cleanses Calls Us To Wash Feet

1-The Backdrop: Jesus Knows and Loves (1-3)

  • Jesus knew his hour had come
  • Jesus had loved his own who were in the world and loved them to the end
  • Jesus knew his betrayer
  • Jesus knew all things were his, he came from God, he was going back to God

2-The Dramatic Scene: Jesus Serves (4-5)

  • Jesus’ actions
  • Cultural commentary

3-The Disciple Revolts: Jesus Cleanses (6-11)

  • Peter refuses and Jesus answers: His washing is required to belong
  • Peter exceeds and Jesus explains: The completely clean need only feet washed

4-The Drama Explained: Jesus Calls (12-17, 20)

  • Teacher and Lord washed your feet
  • You ought to wash one another’s feet
  • Sent is not greater than sender

5-The Unclean Exception: Jesus Sends Out (18-19, 21-30)

  • Scripture will be fulfilled
  • One of you will betray
  • Private identification
  • Public sending out
John 10 Amy Katterson

John 10 Amy Katterson

January 31, 2019

John 10: True Shepherd, True Gate, and Jesus’ True Sheep

  1. A Word Picture Introduced: A Sheepfold (1-6)
  2. The Picture Unpacked: Jesus Is the Door and the Good Shepherd (7-18)
    1. Jesus the Door (7-10)
    2. Jesus the Good Shepherd (11-18)
  3. Jesus’ Words Divide the People (19-21)
  4. Jesus the Christ, Heard by His Flock (22-30)
  5. Jesus the Son, With Works from the Father (31-39)
  6. Jesus Departs and Some Follow (40-42)

(This John 10 teaching audio was recorded by Amy even though we did not have class this week due to severe weather. The levels in the recording vary, and some technical challenges caused some static periodically.)

John 4 Amy Katterson

John 4 Amy Katterson

October 17, 2018

John 4:1-6: Context: When and Where and Why

John 4:7-26: Conversation: Jesus Speaks to a Thirsty Woman

John 4:27-42: Conclusion: Jesus, the Woman, and the Disciples Sow and Reap a Huge Harvest 

John 4:43-45: Context: When and Where and Why

John 4:46-50: Conversation: Jesus Speaks to a Desperate Father

John 4:51-54: Conclusion: Jesus’ Sign and the Father’s Faith