Notice in the Bible we refer to the following:
Book - John (there are many different "books" in the one book of the Bible),
Chapter - Normally found as a big numeric heading. John has 21 chapters,
Verse - a segment usually about a sentence long.
The chapter and verse markings were added to the text as a handy index about 800 years ago. They are the same in virtually every different translation.
Here's a link to John chapter 3. You can also compare the text in several different languages and translations.
If you want a copy of John's Gospel in print, we're happy to meet you around the Mizzou campus and put one into your hand!
1. At the start of chapter three, Nicodemus, a Jewish leader comes to Jesus to ask him questions. Why would the leader come to visit with Jesus at night?
2. Nicodemus doesn't quite know what to ask at first, but Jesus pulls him to the idea of being "born again" - from heaven, rather than from his mother. How do Jesus and Nicodemus understand this idea of being born again?
3. Jesus thinks the message he has is entirely certain. In verses 11-21 what is the reasoning he uses?
4. According to verses 16-17, what promise can we depend on?
5. According to verses 18-21, what concern should we have?
6. Verses 22-36 bring back John the Baptist. We last saw him in chapter one. What is the Baptist's opinion about Jesus and his work?
Be sure to ask your questions and share your ideas in the comments for this post!