Good News for You – Free Bible Study


This is part one in a series of 11 Bible lessons for you to study on your own.  This study is for anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible. The lessons are based on the Gospel of John, so you will need a King James Version copy of the Gospel of John, a New Testament, or Bible to help you to answer the questions.

The lessons are simple questions with the answers coming directly from the Bible. Do not accept any answer that you do not find in the Bible verses.  Do not need to send me your answers to these questions.

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Lesson 1 – Man’s Problem

(Look up the Bible verses with each question. Read the verse and fill in the blanks with the answers found in the Bible verse.)

1. The Gospel of John was written in order that ________ might __________ that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing ye might have ______ through His name. (John 20:31)

2. Jesus called Himself the __________ of the world. (John 8:12)

3. Is it important to follow Jesus? Yes ___ No ____ (John 8:12)

4. From a study of John 8:12, what will we have if we follow Jesus?  _______

5. Some people do not follow Jesus because they love the _____ rather than the ______ because their deeds are _____. (John 3: 19)

6. Why do some people choose to live in darkness (sin)? (John 3:19-20)

7. How does Jesus Christ describe a person who lives in darkness and sin? (John 8:34)

8. What does Jesus say about those who do not hear (listen to, obey) the Word of God? (John 8:47)

9. According to John 16:9 people are guilty of what sin?

10. When a person does not believe (trust) in Jesus, he shall not see _________ but the _______ of God abideth on him. (John 3:36)

11. In Romans 6:23 God says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” According to that verse, what is the result of sin? It is ______.

12. Choose from the following words those which best describe sin. (Look for words found in this lesson.)

Walking in darkness






Doing evil deeds

13. A person who continues to walk in the darkness of sin faces God’s ______. (John 3:36)

14. Some reject (do not believe) Jesus and are not willing to receive Him as Savior and Lord. (John 1:10-11) True or False

15. God sent Jesus into the world to _____________ (John 3:17)

16. God says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” According to that verse, why does the world need a Savior?

17. According to the Romans 3:23, what is a person’s most serious problem?

18. From the Bible we read more about sin. As you read the following verses, find 4 characteristics or results of a person living in sin.

“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:2)

“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience; among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” (Ephesians 2: 1-3)

19. The following verses speak of the behavior of the natural sinful nature that we are born with. Find the words that describe that sinful nature and how it reveals itself in our life.

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:19-21)

20. From this lesson we conclude that sin is God-rule or self-rule?

21. Jesus described a self-ruled man. As you read these verses, look for all the personal pronouns: he himself, I my

“And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do. I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” (Luke 12:16-21)

22. Finish the spelling of this word with a capital I in the middle. S __ N

We see that the heart of sin is self-rule and self-centeredness. But there is good news for you. The Bible says in First John 3:4-5: “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.”

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Summary Questions – Lesson 1

1. According to what you have studied, how important is Jesus Christ to anyone who desires to be right with God?

2. According to what you have studied, describe the problem that keeps all men apart from God.

3. According to what you have studied, how will the life of a self-ruled man end?

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