Who is Jesus speaking to in this section? Who is he claiming is their
father? Cf. vs. 33, 37, 39, 42, 56
Who do "they" say that Jesus is? Cf. vs. 41, 48
What are the different uses of the term "father" in this
How did Abraham "see" Jesus' day? vs. 56 See Genesis 17.
If there was any doubt in Jesus' response in vs 58 the Jews did not
show it by their reaction. Where else in John (up to chapter 8 and then
following) has/will Jesus use the formal proclamation "I am"?
Why do you think the Jews did not respond as forcefully on those (seven)
Jesus always appears to describe himself in relational terms. If someone
were to ask you "who are you" or "who do you think you
are", how would you respond? In your response, think about how
Jesus would answer.
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