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Lesson 28: John 7:10-20

John 7:10-20
But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews. Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or
whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?

Related Scriptures
Mark 3:22-30
John 7:1
Acts 4:13
1 John 2:27


  1. Compare John 7:1 with the last part of the lesson text. Were the people being honest when they said no one was trying to kill Jesus?
  2. a. What did the people say Jesus had in the last sentence of our text? b. Compare what they said with Mark 3:22 and Mark 3:28-30. Was accusing Jesus of having an evil spirit a safe thing to do? c. Was there any difference in the attitudes of the people in our lesson and those in Mark 3?
  3. Where did Jesus say his teachings (doctrine) came from?
  4. a. What is the difference between telling what someone else has said and teaching your own ideas? b. Who would you be more willing to trust, the person with a message from a trusted friend, or the one who was urging you to, “Listen to me.”
  5. If Jesus spoke for God, what was the duty of those who heard him?
  6. Where did Jesus get His knowledge and intellectual ability?
  7. According to the related Scriptures, is it possible for people to learn truth from God without being trained by human teachers?
  8. God also speaks through human teachers. Which teacher is most likely to be used by God, the one who sees the Bible as God’s message or the one who sees it as only an ancient document that he happens to be an expert on?

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