Learning Center Bible Study Starters

Getting to Know Jesus Christ


The entire religion of Christianity gets its name from Jesus Christ, the Son of God. How well do you know the divine Savior “who is and who was and who is to come” (Revelation 1:4)? 

 JOHN 15:5-17 

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. 

As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 

These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another. 

Starter Questions

  1. What title did Jesus Christ have before coming to the world as a human being? (See John 1:1-5, 14.) What do you think that title reveals about Him? 
  2. The Bible tells us that Jesus died to pay the penalty of our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3). Why was His death necessary? What would happen to us if He hadn’t died for us? 
  3. When did Jesus and God the Father plan Christ’s sacrifice? (See Revelation 13:8; 2 Timothy 1:9.) Why do you think They were willing to enact this plan? 
  4. What role does Jesus currently fulfill on behalf of God’s people? (See Hebrews 4:14-16.) 
  5. For you, what is most comforting about the knowledge that Jesus was “in all points tempted as we are” (Hebrews 4:15) and that He remains “the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8)? Does this affect how you view Him? Why or why not? 
  6. Christ’s sacrifice makes it possible for us to be forgiven of and cleansed from our sins. How should a forgiven Christian view sin? (See Romans 6:1-2.) 
  7. When Jesus comes “a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await Him” (Hebrews 9:28, Berean Study Bible), what will His role be? If you remain faithful to Him, what will your role be? (See Revelation 20:4-6; 2 Timothy 2:11-13.) 
  8. Isaiah 65:17-25 describes the coming government of Jesus Christ and God the Father. What element of this prophecy means the most to you? Why? 

This Bible Study Starter was inspired by Lesson 4 of the Life, Hope & Truth Bible Study Course (“Jesus Christ: Yesterday, Today and Forever”). Start the course yourself by creating a free account at bsc.lifehopeandtruth.com

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