Questions on Select Portions of the Gospels

LESSON 2

Conversation of Jesus with Nicodemus

John 3:1-13


  1. Who came by night to converse with Jesus? (verses 1-2)

  2. To what sect did he belong?

  3. What was the character of that sect?

  4. What renders it probable that Nicodemus was a member of the Sanhedrin? (John 7:50-52)

  5. How was the Sanhedrin composed and what were its duties?

  6. What probably induced this ruler of the Jews to visit Jesus under cover of darkness?

  7. How did he address Jesus?

  8. What is the meaning of Rabbi?

  9. What convinced Nicodemus that Jesus was a teacher sent from God?

  10. Did the apostles urge the same fact in proof that Jesus was a divine teacher? (Acts 2:22)

  11. Did Jesus himself appeal to nis miraculous power in proof that he was the Messiah? (John 10:37-38)

  12. What are miracles?

  13. Can you mention any of the miracles which were performed by our Lord during his ministry?

  14. How did Jesus address Nicodemus? (John 3:3)

  15. What is the meaning of the word verily as used in the KJV?

  16. What is meant by being born again? (Eph. 4:22-24)

  17. What state of mind does the apostle represent as peculiar to the new man or him who has been regenerated? (1 John 4:7)

  18. What is meant by the kingdom of God?

  19. What is meant by seeing the kingdom of God?

  20. How did Jesus further explain this subject when Nicodemus failed at first to apprehend his meaning? (John 3:5)

  21. What did Jesus mean by being born of water?

  22. What did he mean by the Spirit?

  23. What did he mean by being born of the Spirit? (Titus 3:5-6)

  24. What did Jesus say to illustrate the necessity of being born again? (John 3:6-7)

  25. How does the apostle distinguish between the carnal, or flesshly, mind and the spiritual mind? (Rom. 8:6)

  26. To what did Jesus compare that spiritual influence whereby men are regenerated? (John 3:8)

  27. What is the meaning of listeth as used in the KJV?

  28. How do you know when the wind blows?

  29. How may it be known whether a man is regenerated?

  30. What are the distinguishing characteristics of those who are, and those who are not, regenerated? (Rom. 8:5)

  31. What are the works of the flesh? (Gal. 5:19-21)

  32. What are the works of the Spirit? (Gal. 5:22-24)

  33. Are any of the human race entirely free from sin while they live in the flesh?

  34. Are any perfectly regenerated in the present life?

  35. Is there reason to believe the regeneration of all people will be made perfect in the resurrection? (luke 20:36)

  36. Did Nicodemus readily comprehend the doctrine of regeneration? (John 3:9)

  37. What question did Jesus propose to him? (John 3:10)

  38. Why ought a ruler in Israel to be able to understand such language?

  39. Were the Jews familiar with similar phrases?

  40. Whom did they frequently style new creatures, or new-born children?

  41. Did Nicodemus probably suppose that the Gentiles had need to be forn again?

  42. What then surprised him in the doctrine as Jesus taught it?

  43. Did Jesus again assert the truth of the doctrine he had inculcated? (John 3:11)

  44. What is the meaning of testify?

  45. From whom did Jesus derive his knowledge on this subject? (John 12:49-50)

  46. How did his manner of instruction differ from that of the Jewish teachers? (Matt. 7:29)

  47. Did Jesus intimate that he should afterwards teach doctrines of a more surprising character? (John 3:12)

  48. What is meant by earthly things?

  49. What is meant by heavenly things?

  50. If a regeneration were necessary in order to enjoy the kingdom of God on earth, is not a more perfect regeneration necessary in order to enjoy the kingdom of God in the future life?

  51. Is regeneration the work of man or the work of God performed in the human heart?

  52. Do all people need regeneration?

  53. Is God impartial?

  54. Does he cherish a spirit of kindness towards people before he regenerates them?

  55. Is there any evidence that God will regenerate and save all people?

  56. Why can none, except the Son of man, describe heavenly things from personal knowledge? (John 3:13)

  57. Who is called the Son of man?

  58. Had he, at that time, literally ascended into heaven?

  59. Was he, at that time, personally in heaven?

  60. What is the probable meaning of his language in this place?