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Lesson 17: John 5:19-29

John 5:19-29
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works that these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth
them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Background Information
Jesus frequently used the words, “Verily, verily, I say. . .” Verily is a word we don’t use much in today's English. It means truly.

Another word we don’t use much is quicken. It means to give life to.

Related Scriptures
Matthew 25:31-46
John 5:17-18
Romans 3:10-26
Romans 10:5-13
1 Corinthians 15:50-57
Philippians 3:8-14
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (Sleep here is used to mean death.)
Revelation 20:6
Revelation 20:11-15


  1. Where does God get His life from?
  2. Who raises the dead and gives them life?
  3. What must one do to receive everlasting life?
  4. Our text speaks of two resurrections. (That is, two times in which God will raise the dead.) What are those two resurrections?
  5. Jesus is called the Son of God. He is also called the Son of man. These two facts mean that Jesus Christ is at once both man and God. His rights as God are obvious. What right does Jesus gain as a man, according to our text?
  6. Who will hear the voice of the Son of God?
  7. The Bible teaches that all have sinned. According to Romans 3:10-26 and Romans 10:5-13, how can we be counted righteous so that we can be part of the resurrection of life?

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