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Lesson 15: John 4:43-54

John 4:43-54
Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee. For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honor in his own country. Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast. So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea into Galilee.

Background Information
Galilee was the region in which Jesus had grown up. We think of Him as Jesus of Nazareth, which is correct. Nazareth was His boyhood hometown. Galilee was the area in which Nazareth was located.

Related Scriptures
John 3:1-2
John 20:30-31

  1. What had happened in Jerusalem to make the Galileans more open to Jesus?
  2. The healing of the nobleman’s son is called the “second miracle.” Based on John 3:1-2 and the text for this lesson, is this His second miracle, or His second miracle in Galilee?
  3. Did the nobleman believe Jesus’ words before or after his son was healed? Both?
  4. Had he not believed, would his son have been healed?
  5. What would this text  and the “Related Scriptures” suggest was a major purpose of Jesus’ miracles?
  6. What does John 20:30-31 say is the result of believing in Jesus?

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