3 Reasons to Study John

There is always something new to learn

J. Keener

BSF Video Producer | Apr 19, 2023

How well do you know the book of John?   

For many of us, this Gospel account feels familiar. We may remember John as “the disciple whom Jesus loved,” his account of the woman at the well, or the moment when Peter stepped out of the boat and walked on water to meet Jesus.  

Wait, that account of Peter is not actually in John. What about the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’s birth story, or the parable of the prodigal son? 

This is embarrassing. How could I get this wrong?  I have read John before many times.  

If you are like me, the Gospel accounts often run together. As many times as I read them, my fading memory is just not enough to keep my Bible facts straight.  

But what if this reveals a deeper issue? Have I become complacent in my study of God’s Word?  

God has something new to tell us every time we open Scripture, even the chapters we know intimately. When we substitute a cheap paraphrase from memory, we miss the life-giving truth of Christ. 

If you think you have exhausted John’s Gospel, here are three truths that can offer a new perspective. 

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God has something new to tell us every time we open Scripture—even the chapters we know intimately.

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1. What we return to reveals our hearts.

I remember a quote from my college days: “If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.” 

Whether a favorite novel, movie, or TV series, we return to what we like. What we spend time reading, pondering, discussing, and hearing influences our preferences, opinions, and behavior. Unconsciously, the things we return to over and over shape our hearts.  

The author of Psalm 119 says of God, “I seek You with all my heart… I have hidden Your word in my heart.”  

To be a people shaped by God, we must return to His Word again and again. And this year, we can return to the Gospel of John. Through our study, we will read, ponder, discuss, and listen. We will soak in the words of Jesus, hiding them in our hearts and allowing them to shape our lives.  Together, we can join in the discipline of reading and rereading His Word.  

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To be a people shaped by God, we must return to His Word again and again.

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2. We have changed since we last read John.

I first read John when I was enrolled in the BSF Children’s Program sometime in the ’90s. Over time, my perspective changed.  

I reread John in my twenties, shortly after getting married. When John the Baptist compared himself to the friend rejoicing with the Bridegroom, it impacted me in a new way. And after planning a wedding, I had a greater appreciation for Jesus’s involvement with wedding logistics in John 2.  

I returned to John in my thirties after my father passed away. I cannot express how powerful it was to read Jesus’s reaction to Lazarus’s death with the two words, “Jesus wept.” I knew this story well. I had read it before, discussed it, and listened to many lectures and sermons about it. What struck me so intensely, as if it was new information, was the empathy and humanity of Christ. Jesus grieved and I was comforted. During that season, I desperately needed to read the promise in John 11:25, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.”  

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Miraculously, God's Word relates to every experience life has to offer.

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God never changes, but we do. Miraculously, God’s Word relates to every experience life has to offer. Scripture is deeply personal and only becomes more personal each time we return to it.  

This year, I am a first-time father. I know God will reveal something new as I study John yet again. 

So take a moment to reflect, how have you changed in the past month, year, or decade? What will the Gospel of John reveal to you? 

3. We will gain a deeper knowledge of truth.

Do you ever feel bombarded by half-truths, misinformation, or downright propaganda?  

In our current age many strive to sculpt their own “truth” from the vantage point of their individual circumstances or emotions. It is hard to cut through the noise. We are left with a daunting question. 

Echoing the words of Pontius Pilate in John 18:38, we ask, “What is truth?” 

From John 14:6, Jesus’s answer is simple, profound, and life-altering. 

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  

If Jesus is the truth, then our response is clear. We should desire to learn all we can, examining His words and studying His life. Because once we know the truth, Jesus promised, “the truth will set [us] free” (John 8:32). 

I have read John before, and I am reading John again. Not to get more head knowledge or to impress my Sunday school teacher. My hope is simple, to grow closer to God and learn even more about His love for those around me.  

Whether you have just finished reading John, read it in the past, or never read it before, God has something new to tell you through this amazing book. 

About the Author

J. Keener serves BSF’s Creative Team as Video Producer. He has been involved with BSF since childhood and is a third generation BSFer. He has seen God use BSF to do amazing things in his life and the lives of his friends and family.

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497 Comments

  1. Thank u for study of Jon. Very interesting and educational. All to help us follow more closely the life Christ has designed personally for each one of us!!! Meet u in heaven in Christ’s time table!

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  2. I there a key available for all the graphics at the top of each lesson?

    John 2023

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    • Hi Shelly – that’s a great question! Each icon at the top of the John lessons are directly connected to the passage that week. Think of it like a biblical scavenger hunt – can you see the imagery in the passage as you read it? We hope these images support and deepen your study each week. Thanks for reaching out!

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    • Dear Shelly – not at this time, but as you work through your weekly lesson we those graphics help you inspire you to explore Scripture more deeply.

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  3. GodMorning,
    You are a pencil in our Lord’s hand. I am a 72-year new man.
    I get so much out of the ‘Good Book’. I am a chaplain with the American Legion (unfortunately still the #1 suicide group) and the Bellflower Noon Lions Club. I am also a member of the Elks and Moose. I am an elder at my Church, Anaheim Christian Reformed. I learn so much from BSF and other bible studies that my goal in Life is to bring others to Jesus Christ. Keep up this amazing blessing you have.

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  4. Does this study cover the entire John 6 chapter?

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    • Hi Jo! The BSF John study is a 30-week study through the entire book of John. We do have shorter sample studies available on https://www.bsfinternational.org/trybsf/ which cover particular books of John. Thanks!

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  5. Hello,
    I’d like to order the book for the John study. I don’t see how I can do it. Please help. Thank you!

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    • Hi Leslie! If you are a local BSF attender, please visit mybsf.org and click “BSF Store” in the lefthand menu. If you are an online member, go to bsfonline.org and click on the lessons page to find the store link. Thank you!

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  6. The Word of the Lord is alive!
    Psalms 1:1-4 reads delighting in the law, meditating on it, being planted by the streams of water, living, growing, being fruitful, being lush and refreshing tree. Where can one go for life except the Bible. It has become more powerful to my life than drinking water. I become unhealthy and wither without regularly reading the Bible I recapture the words, God’s words, in my heart. My goal this year in BSF is to master memorization of a chapter in John. Thank you for a few reminders of why we read the book of John again.

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  7. Greatly appreciate your introduction on Johns Gospel. Looking forward to learning more about God’s love and growing closer to Him.

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    • Thank you for your insightful reasons of why we should study John. To be honest, I started in BSF with the study of John and reading your blog confirms for me that I truly need a refresher”s
      course.

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  8. Wonderful reasons to read/re-read Gospel of John. Thank you for reminding me about the treasures John offers us – a must read book… over and over again.

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  9. A very. Genuine article to let us & encourage to study it !

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  10. Wow! Thank you so much for your inspiring, heartfelt and insightful words.
    You inspire us to be aware, watchful and reflective on God’s Word and not sleepwalk.
    Much appreciated.

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  11. Thankyou. I am encouraged

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  12. I hope to offer an explanatory video, or descriptive video of our BSF weekly study – from Lesson to Lecture to Repeat; which I would like to provide to potential class members. Ultimately, I am establishing a SDG , and I want to offer to them a short video for their review and then come and join the SDG at my church. Do we as an organization have such a video already in our data base? If yes, can you point me to it?

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  13. I attended the Old Testament class last year by Zoom with a class in Columbus, Ohio. As I live in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, I requested that I be transferred to a Zoom class in this area at the completion of last year’s study. To date I have not heard anything and as August is already half over, I am wondering if that was accomplished and what further action I need to take.

    Thank you.

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    • Dear Judy, we are so excited to study with you this year! To check on your enrollment you can go to mybsf.org/ and click the button at the bottom right of your screen that says “Need Technical Help?” Our Member Support team can look into your registration and get you connected with your group!

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  14. Thank you SO much for your inspiring and challenging introduction to BSF study of St John’s Gospel- really appreciated

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  15. How do I join this year ?

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  16. How do I order manual for John

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    • HI Bobbie! Which manual are you looking for? If you are an online member, you can find your resources at bsfonline.org and if you are a local member you can find resources at mybsf.org. Thanks!

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  17. I cannot get into my account. My password doesn’t work this year and when I try forgot your password I lose the the email account I was working on. Then when I open it again it want to give me another verify number??
    I think I’m using my correct password!?!?

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    • Barbara – if you go to mybsf.org you will see a blue box in the bottom right corner that says “need technical help? Talk with Us!” You can click that box and open a help ticket with our member support team. They can help reset your password!

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  18. I got my BSF on book on John. Looking forward to study this year.

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  19. I’ve already gotten my BSF on John.

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  20. Would like to be-a part of BSF Kennesaw and purchase the study of John guide.

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    • Dear Roberta – go to https://join.bsfinternational.org/ and you can find that group to join! Go to ‘local’ to join an in-person group. Click ‘international’ to join an online group

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    • I’m going to go to the Orland Park, Il group!

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  21. How can I order the book of John for the upcoming BSF study this year?

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    • Hi Debra! Registered BSF members can order the book from mybsf.org (for local classes) or bsfonline.org (for online classes).

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  22. I would like to join an online group to study John.

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  23. Will look forward to reading John again. I am sure that I will get more and more because of studying His word again.

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  24. I will be studying the book of John for the third time through BSF. Thank you Keener for outlining the three reasons why we need to study it again and again. I look forward to gaining a deeper Knowledge of truth. I will be more keen to study His life so that I can become more like Him.

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    • Can’t figure out the time zone, want let put it in.

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      • Hi Tricia! Are you looking for a group and having this issue? If you are on the “local” side and looking for an in-person group, the time zone is the same as where the class is located. If you are on https://www.bsfonline.org/ and looking for an online group, click “find an online group” and then you can choose your time zone at the top to show groups in that time zone. Thank you!

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  25. Would like to be apart of BSF First Baptist Conyers, Georgia and order study guide of John.

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  26. Yes , I will agree with the above message. After joining Bsf , this is third time, I am doing The gospel of John . But waiting so eagerly that , what new things God is going to reveal me this year. Each time , each book , whenever I repeat, definitely I will learn something new. My special thanks to all the Bsf staff, who are putting their efforts to spread Godly wisdom, through out the world.

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  27. I am trying to purchase the Gospel of John lesson book, but cannot find a link to do so. Please advise. Thank you.

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    • Hi Brenda – log into mybsf.org or create an account. If you are registered in a class you will find the BSF Store link in the menu. If you are studying with BSF Online, log into your account at bsfonline.org, click lessons and you will see that store link!

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  28. Hello, I have done BSF classes in the past. My friend and I live in separate states but want to do BSF together in the same class by zoom. Is this possible? If so, do we just sign up for the same class?

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  29. Hello!!!
    I need an Evening Group this Year!!

    *Please let me know ALL of This Years NIGHT Group “Options*(?)

    May GOD Bless You, Our Leaders 🙏🙌 For Your Gracious Leadership to Us!

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  30. Keep up the good work

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  31. I’m searching for an online study group of mature women in BSF to study this year’s study on John. I live in an independent residential community of senior citizens, and no longer drive.

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    • Ann, did you locate a group?

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  32. Mr. Keener,

    Thank you

    Sincerely,

    Samara Archibold

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  33. Love bsf studies. They probe deep👍🏽

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  34. I thank you very much for reaching out to me for the Book of John. I have always loved the Book of John and I am going to try to do BSF again. Please pray for me to be disciplined in this study again? It has been a while since I been a member of BSF. I thank you and God bless you and yours.

    Will you please send me the information thank you?

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  35. I was is BSF for 7 years and loved it then my husband passed away, fast forward 15 years I’ve been happily married for 4 years but I live out in the country in Buffalo MN.
    It’s too long a drive to do in person at night when I work all day?

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  36. Hi, I would like to go back to BSF study, but to the different location. I used to be at Redwood City location. But I would like to transfer to the Mountain View one. What should I do?

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  37. I’m looking forward to studying John this Fall .
    I’m older and been through the loss of my first grandchild but word of God carried me through it.
    Maureen

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  38. BSF teaches the Scriptures deeply with simplicity. Rich knowledge acquired as each group member narratives their take home.. I have learnt a lot and I thank God for BSF

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  39. Hello,

    How do I order the BSF spiral bound John study book for this year?

    Thank you!

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    • Dear Beth, if you are registered for a class you will find a link to the BSF Store on your https://www.mybsf.org account. Simply log in and click BSF Store.

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  40. my husband will be doing bsf again. in fact, we met in singles bsf 33 years ago. I have been in bsf for years but doing another study with my church this year. I would like to at least do the questions with Jim, can I get the questions so we can do them together? i think you need access to print them from your website?

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    • Hi Joy! Since your husband is in a class, he will have access to digital and printed materials. Please visit mybsf.org to access lessons. Thank you!

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  41. I am having a hard time enrolling because I don’t recall my password from years past. Can you help me?

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    • Sending your email to member support, Jo!

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  42. I wanted to order a preprinted Study guide from the BSF store and was told I could not unless I was enrolled in a class. I was able to order one last year w/o any problem. So disappointed at this new requirement. I use these studies to enhance my knowledge and grow closer to the Lord.

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    • Hi Judy! I am so sorry to hear of your frustration. We do have BSF materials you can use without being a member of a BSF class. First, you can visit bsfinternational.org/trybsf/ to use mini-studies (John mini-studies will be posted soon). You can also use our app, WordGo! WordGo is everything you love about BSF, in an app! It is free and used at your own pace. Every study in WordGo is from a BSF Study. Alternatively, you can join BSF in-person or online at join.bsfinternational.org.

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  43. I love John, and I want to deepen my relationship with God.

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  44. Can we join a Zoom Discussion Group?

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    • Hi Vince! If you are already part of a class and want to join a zoom group, contact your local leadership. If you want to join an online group, please visit bsfonline.org to find a group that works for you!

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  45. I cannot attend classes anymore, and I dearly miss them. But I am going to begin studying the Book of John this very day!!

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  46. I will like to become part of a Bible study.

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    • Hi Stephanie! We would love to have you. Please visit join.bsfinternational.org to find a class.

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  47. I have received my book with the lessons for the upcoming study of John. I appreciate that it is not offered in a 3-hole punch format for I am one who likes to note many things that I feel, learn, and would like to share when studying. This format gives me an option for adding pages if the pages offered is not enough. Thank you for offering various formats and for this one in particular. I look forward to the study and will be a financial support of BSF for it has be a beneficial part of my walk with the Lord. God bless you all for the work you do. Very much appreciated! Continue to be blessed by your service.

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  48. Please pray for S, w, and M for total healing being born again of a new nature our names written in the Lambs book of life.Also that we love The Lord God with All our soul mind heart etc.and that we love our neighbor as ourselve.May the Lord grant this that we are blessed more spiritually than physically.and let His will be done even when it hurts,
    I use my sons email because I remember it so he let me use it
    God bless you’ll forever more
    Number 6:23-27kjv
    Have a blessed day
    ✡️🕎✝️💒✝️🕎✡️

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  49. What and where will BSF classes be held in Texas this fall?

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    • Hi Kathy! We have many classes available in your area. Please visit join.bsfinternational.org and click “local” to search for a class near you. Thank you!

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  50. Can I study this on line?

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    • Yes! Please visit bsfonline.org.

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  51. Interested to learn God’s word.

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    • Melanie – we would love to have to you join BSF! Go to: https://joinbsf.com/ International Groups meet online – local groups meet in person. We hope you can find a group that works for you!

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  52. Interested to learn God’s word hope and pray that this platform will help for that

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  53. I am an administrator for our class’s FB page. May I/we use/copy this article as postings to our BSF Facebook pages?

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    • Jennifer – of course! We would love for you to share any blogs on your page.

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  54. Thank you for your encouragement. Yes, I am so grateful that every different visit of His Word allows us a new opportunity to know Him closer, love Him deeper, live more like Him. Oh, Jesus! Thank You and praise You!

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  55. I need the John leason and notes book when can I order it.
    Thanks Jeanne McMillen

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    • Hi Jeanne! If you are looking to buy a pre-printed study book, you can order today on store.mybsf.org. If you are wanting to access free digital materials, you will receive an email next week when they are officially released on the app, mybsf, and bsfonline.

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  56. Thank you for your encouraging words. I look forward to my first study of John with BSF.

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  57. I got hit by a car walking through the Costco parking Lot. I have a cracked skull. Severe concussion. And a lot of other pretty serious items. My brain surgeon said I was doing better than they expected.
    I don’t plan on being at BSF to study John. I’m dizzy all the time & I can’t drive for at least a year or more. I was in the group at Bridges in Los Altos. May try zoom.

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    • I pray that God will fully heal you and that your physicians, all their medical staff and your care providers provide and give you the best treatment. I hope you will enroll, as Jesus is the great physician, feast on His word. May you be blessed this next year, while you gain strength, and recover from
      your accident.

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  58. I also want to order my book

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  59. I would like to enroll for video class.

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    • Hi Paula! I am so glad you want to join a BSF class. If you are already enrolled in a class, please contact your local leadership to re-enroll. If you are not yet part of a class, visit join.bsfinternational.org and click “local” to connect with a class near you (including classes that offer online discussion groups) or click “international” to join a completely online class with people from around the world!

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  60. Order book

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  61. How do I order this book

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  62. Thank you for your encouragement. This will be my third or forth time with the Gospel of John. I cannot wait to see what the Holy Spirit has to teach me. I am praying that He will guide me as I shepherd my group of ladies.
    I just downloaded and read our updated “Leader’s Manual”. BSF really is aiming to train us to train others to go out and make disciples!

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  63. Can we order the John study guide on Amazon? I am elderly, on fixed income and get free postage there

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    • Hi Jan! The John study book is not available on Amazon or any other sellers besides here: https://store.mybsf.org/. However, BSF does offer all materials completely free of charge to BSF members via the BSF app and mybsf.org (or, for BSF Online members, bsfonline.org). You are welcome to use these platforms and to print off materials from them.

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  64. Can’t find a link to buy the book for John 2023

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  65. Great sharing
    Wow 3rd generation
    Was he a child enrolled in the children’s program or a children’s leader?

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  66. “… but what he rereads.” God never fails to reveal something new of Himself in His word. He waits for that perfect moment when you are ready to receive it in the way that He wants you to. How is pierces your heart. It deepens your love and awe of Him. John 17:20-23 impacted me in this way. As many times as I have read that passage, it touched me in such a way that I can remember that moment so vividly. Over 2000 years ago, my Savior prayed for me while He was on this earth. AND He is still praying for me today!
    Thanx J Keener for these insights. Perfect to share with someone who thinks they don’t need to come study John bcz they’ve read it before!

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  67. I have learned that by reading and studying GOD’S WORD, HE IS always on time with a scripture that encourages or teaches me how it applies to my life.

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  68. Looking forward eagerly to the study of the Gospel of John for the nth time. These studies with BSF are precious.

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  69. I would like to order the lesson book and read in the thread that it is available now on MyBSF in upper left. I have clicked through each item on the menu drop down and do not see where I can order the book. This is my first time joining BSF so any guidance would be appreciated. I am looking forward to this study of John very much! Thank you!

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    • Hi Sue! If you are in an in-person class, the BSF Store is located on the left-hand menu. If you are in BSF Online, the store is located on your “My Lessons” page. (however in this case, I’ll give you a shortcut…. https://store.mybsf.org/).

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  70. Willthe lessons be downloadable or do you have to purchase a book?

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    • Dear Karen – the lessons will be downloadable

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  71. I need to gain a deeper understanding of God’s word. Thank you J Keener for your insight.

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  72. When will The Gospel of John book be available for the study Fall 2023

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    • Dear Kristie – the book is available to order! You can also download lessons from mybsf.org beginning in July

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      • How do we order the book? I can’t find a link on this site.

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        • Hi Susie! You can access the BSF Store through mybsf.org

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          • @HQ- the store isn’t an option on my Home page either. The only options on the menu on the Home page are: Lessons, Resource Library, Find a Group, Prayer Resources, BSF Blog, BSF International.

          • Hi Sara, are you in a BSF Online group? If so, it may be on your bsfonline page instead. But either way – https://store.mybsf.org/

  73. I’m very interested in this study but not computer savvy. Please help me get the study on John… Thank you so much.. Debbie Wyatt
    423–635-4642…

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    • Hi Debbie, I’ve sent your message to our member support office. If you do not hear from them, please click the “need help?” button on this page: https://www.bsfinternational.org/faqs/. Thank you!

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  74. I am so grateful to have BSF in my life. This is my third year, and I am anxious to start the study of John. I am reading it this summer, with anticipation to grow my understanding of John and Jesus. I love your blog. It is inspirational.

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  75. Really appreciated the 3 Reason’s To Study John. Great insight and encouragement. Thank you, J Kenner for using your gifts for His kingdom!

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    • Thank for the reminder of the depth of God’s Word in John and the importance to be in the word individually and in community.

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  76. I am interested in some of the previous studies BSF has done. Is it possible to obtain any of the older studies?

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    • Hi Brenda! The full BSF study is designed to be used as a 30-week study with a specific class. However, previous BSF content has been adapted into personal/small group studies on the WordGo app. You can browse the library of studies here: https://www.wordgo.org/small-group-bible-studies. These are all BSF studies – just packaged in an app! Thank you

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  77. How can I order the lessons book for John 2023-2024

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    • Hi Joyce! You will be able to order the John lesson book via the BSF store which is accessed through your mybsf account. John study books will become available next week. Thanks!

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  78. How do I order the Book with the study incerts and questions for John’s Gospel the truth?

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    • Hi Cheryl! The John study book will be available beginning next week. You can access the store from mybsf.org and you will receive an email when the store opens.

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  79. Oh, Jesse thank you for sharing your thoughts. I am inspired, excited, and challenged to dig into the Gospel of John and see all God has for me in this season of life.

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  80. Thank you J. K. for the insight on the study of John’s Gospel. I considered not attending this next year. I have read John more than any other book of the Bible in my 50 years as a believer. I am now 69. Your blog confirmed it is time to read and study it again.

    Blessings to you and family

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  81. When can we order the book of John for next year?

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    • Hi Joyce! the John study book will be available beginning next week in the BSF store. You will receive an email and can access the store via mybsf.

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  82. Why is Divided Kingdom the only study book showing up in BSF store? Would like to purchase John’s Gospel.

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    • Hi Jo! John study books are not yet available in the BSF store. Please check back next week. Thanks!

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  83. just want to order a book for John lesson

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    • Hi Mary Alice! John study books will be available in the BSF Store beginning next week.

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  84. Thank you for everything you write and for continuously sharing with all of us. . .your brothers and sisters in Christ.

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  85. How do I order my book early?

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    • Hi Laura! John study books are not available until mid-june. We will send an email when they are ready and you can order at that time from the BSF Store. Thanks!

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    • When can we order our book for John

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      • Hi Sue, the John study book will be available beginning next week in the BSF store. You will receive an email and can access the store via mybsf.

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  86. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I thought about taking a year off BSF but I now I won’t. I am excited to study John again and learn more. Letting the truth if Jesus saturate my life.

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  87. This gives me renewed excitement for this year’s study! It was so touching.❤️

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  88. Who will be our weekly online/video lecturer in the study of John 2023-24?

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    • Hi Cassie! This is a great question for your local class leadership. You can ask your group leader for more information about your class next year. Thanks!

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  89. I too have studied John several times through BSF—as a group leader and also as a children’s leader. I needed this encouragement to prepare my heart for what God will reveal about Himself through John next year.

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  90. I am now interested in BSF for the study of John in the fall
    Thank you

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    • Susan – we would love you have you! To join a group go to https://join.bsfinternational.org/. Click “local” to meet in-person. Click “international” to meet online.

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    • Hi! I’m not sure if I have done everything in order to join online. I really don’t want to miss out and want to make sure that I am signed up for a virtual group. When will I know that I am on a group for online? Will I be notified when I can purchase the study materials?

      Thank you,
      Debria Seabrook

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      • Debria – thank you for asking! You can go here to subscribe for BSF emails: https://bsfblog.org/#subscribe
        You will also be contacted by a group leader within a few weeks of signing up for a class.

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        • Thank you! 🙂

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        • Ha! You’re right, the Gospel stories do run together in my memory and I was definitely challenged to pick up my Bible and check! I was already planning to study John with BSF for my 4th time, but now I’ll approach with a mind to remember which accounts belong to this book. Anxious to see how God will reveal himself afresh to my heart. Thank you for this post J.

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  91. We are planning a cruise and I would like to do it around BSF‘s start. Do you have a clue yet? Which week will be week one?

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    • Hi Tom, please contact your local class leadership to ask what date your BSF class will begin. U.S. classes mostly begin the week after labor day. You can contact your class through join.bsfinternational.org.

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  92. Thanks so very much for this encouraging message. I wholeheartedly agree, the more we dive into scripture the more we learn and grow – if we allow The Holy Spirit to work in us.
    I have done multiple studies of John but look forward to my first one with BSF, I signed up for an international group this time.
    I also have seen The Passion Play in Drumheller (Alberta) based on the gospel of John…it was amazing and filled my eyes with tears of joy and love.
    Wishing all of us a great and inspiring study of John…see you next time
    Vera

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  93. When can I buy the study guide for the Fall BSF study of John. I love love the printed book we study from.

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    • Hi Lorrie! All members will receive an email in June when study books become available. You can also check back through mybsf.org and visit the BSF Store. Thank you!

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  94. When it was announced that John will be the next BSF study, my initial reaction was “I have already studied that book in my first year with BSF, why should I study it again?” The three reasons by J. Keener answered my question and I enrolled in the next semester. Now that I have had a successful work career, raised a family, and now retired, I am excited to see what God is going to reveal to me through the book of John!

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  95. Thanks for sharing about the next study of the Gospel of John. I am looking forward to study God’s Word again come fall. I studied the Gospel of John in the year of 2016-2017.

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  96. I would like to join the Bible study.

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    • Hi Lynn! You can visit join.bsfinternational.org to find a group near you or to join an online group. Thank you!

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  97. Date of the month in May 2023 will the study on the book of John begin?

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    • Hi Imelda! Each local BSF class may begin at different times. You can contact your class leadership to find out when they start. Classes in the US begin after labor day in September. You can find contact information for your class at join.bsfinternational.org.

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  98. Thank you for this uplifting message on our next study. I’m looking forward to diving deep into the book of John!

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  99. This is M and I’m already registered for the book of John. If possible I would like to be in the same class as C. Thank you, Marti

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    • Hi Marti, that is a question for your local class leadership. If you do not know their information, you can contact your Class Administrator by going to join.bsfinternational.org, searching for your current class, and clicking “contact.” Thank you!

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  100. When will I be able to order the study of John?

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    • Hi Connie! Members will receive emails in June/July when materials are released. Thank you!

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  101. Thank you for such a thought provoking insight. Our God is amazing. I so enjoyed your script and can take it to heart.

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  102. I would love to do this study. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  103. My first year of BSF was in 2002-2003. John was the study that year and was the first time I had ever studied the Bible. I always knew that the Lord loved you, but not me. I was too unworthy. By the end of that first year of studying the Bible I knew deep in my heart that I was truly loved by my Lord and Savior. In fact, on sharing day that is exactly what I shared to the wonderful group of women in our class.

    In 2016-2017 I studied John again. That year I learned that I must step back from my problems and let God work! What a glorious message to take away from that study. Every problem in my family’s life didn’t need me to try to fix it. Let go, let God!

    I am so looking forward to 2023- 2024 study of John once again. God reveals to me what He wants me to learn. What will I learn this time? Only the Lord knows. I am open to the process.

    Praise the Lord for BSF! Because of the in-depth studies throughout the years I know He loves me, chose me, saves me and I am His!

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  104. I am reading the book of John for the 2nd time. seems like every time you read a book in the Bible you always learn something different.

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  105. God is a PERSON. He is the one who drew me to Jesus, my Savior. The book of John revealed that to me. Now I cannot wait to see what will be revealed to me this time around.

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  106. I’ve studied the book of John 6 or 7 times with BSF, but the world has changed so much, I think this will be a “fresh new look” at John’s book. Thanks for the encouraging words. Looking forward to the newly gained insights.

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  107. Grateful for this article-it helped puts things in proper perspective for me.This will be my second time studying John & I was glad but not excited.But now I’m beginning to see what new thing God is going to reveal to me through the study of John! Thanks for the encouragement.

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    • I am looking forward to study the book of John.
      Thanks for the encouragement

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  108. Looking forward to study John together with my Online group leaders and members of my new group

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  109. An excellent intro to motivate the christians to join John’s study. May God multiply the no.of bsf members.🙏 I too am going to restudy this book the 4th time, with great expectations of transformation & intimacy with God

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  110. How do I get the Mark summer study?

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    • Hi Charlane, I’m not familiar with that study but the WordGo app offers a large library of short studies by BSF!
      https://wordgo.org/

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  111. How or Can we get lessons or books from all the books of the Bible? I know you have studied other books from the bible, however I didn’t know about BSF at the time. I guess I worry that something may happen in this world, and I may never be able to get the studies. Thank you for all the studies I’ve
    been involved with at BSF. They have tremendously helped me.

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    • Dear Barb, great question! We only make 30 week materials available for that year’s BSF study but you can access studies by BSF on https://www.wordgo.org/

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  112. Thanks for this thoughtful message and reminder to dig deeper to Gods word , I believe that every time we study Gods word it speaks afresh with new meaning to our situations and challenges, thanks to the creative team and J Keener, be blessed!!

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  113. Everytime I open the Bible I learn something new despite having read thankyou particular bible verse before.
    The experience is always different each time.

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  114. This Fall will be my sixth time studying the book of John since I began BSF 45 years ago.
    There is always something new I learn as I walk through chapter by chapter, verse by verse with Jesus.
    I am anticipating new nuggets to be discovered in our upcoming BSF year.
    In my opinion, John is one of the best studies for inviting those who have never studied the Bible.

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  115. When are the John lessons available for purchase?

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    • Dear Julia – lesson books and materials will be available mid June and July. We will email members when the material is available

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  116. I look forward to doing John again, I was reading this book to my grandson Isaiah on the morning of his passing back in 2008 at the age of 10years old. He was heading out the door to go home and I ask him to come back up the stairs, He ask me what I wanted, and I told him I wanted a hug and to let him know that I loved him. He hugged me and told me he loved me. I didn’t know that would be my last hug from him. He fell at the playground near his home and a friend helped him up. The friend said do you want me to walk you home. His response was where I’m going you can’t come. Sounds a little familiar, doesn’t it? He passed away from an aneurism the very next day. I can tell you that I look forward to our meeting in the sky and repeating my study of John to see what GOD has in store for me this coming year..

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    • Jo – what a beautiful testimony of a precious young brother in Christ. Thank you for sharing!

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    • What a testimony of trust and faith in Jesus. Looking forward to the study in John.

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  117. John writings are more than just his heart-led gospel, but the NT bible also provides us his letters to his fellow believers in Christ.
    As his relationship with GOD grew, John was gifted the most remarkable revelations directly from his long arisen Jesus.
    These three parts of John writings show how John himself was transformed over the years, through his devotion to the essential Love for Jesus, and his knowledge of scriptures, and his love for his brothers.
    John has given us his personal understanding and inspiring journey with Jesus, and his promises.
    It seems to have taken years….but shows us that we too can dwell for years in the old and new testaments and bear similar fruit!

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  118. J.Keener, loved reading how meaningful the study of John has been for you at every stage of your life. I’ve done this study as well and know God’s heart for me. It’s one of love. I’m studying John again this coming year to see what He has to say to me about my heart for Him and others in
    this season of my life. Thank you for sharing.

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  119. When does this Bible study start?

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    • Hey Linda! Depending on where you are in the world, the start date changes slightly. Most classes start at the beginning of September. You can sign up and find a group by visiting this link: https://join.bsfinternational.org/

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  120. I would like to sign up for the fall John study

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      • are you talking tome?

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        • Yes! That is the link to sign up for the John study in the Fall

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        • So excited to study John in the fall. Thank you BSF for all the studies.

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  121. The Book of John is the best read for anyone and it is applicable in today’s world but I have questions. When do we or BSF begin to start pushing back against the evil in front of us?The latest evil is mutilating children physically and mentally. When do we say something and DO something? We can pray but Jesus did not instruct the Apostles to pray only. Jesus instructed them to act. Now , sadly, we have to react. Are we complacent? Are we afraid we could hurt someone’s feeling or are afraid we could be shunned?

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    • Robert – thank you for sharing! God has placed each of us strategically to share the gospel with those around us. In this year’s John study we will be studying the truth of Jesus and praying that members will prayerfully consider how God is calling them to actively impact their communities for Christ. Praying for wisdom as you seek clarity on how to respond to the conviction of the Spirit! Your heart for those around you is evident!

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  122. Thank You BSF for giving us the privilege to Study again the Book of John!
    This is a Gift for all that want to study again and again the Book of John!
    With BSF we must study! And that is why I love each year to continue
    growing in the word of God! Such a minister BSF offer to all those who
    love studying God’s word.

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  123. Looking forward to the study of the gospel of John, to know and draw closer to Jesus through the great ‘ I Am’s’

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  124. Thank you J for your reasoning regarding next year’s study in John. I have studied John through BSF 2 and 1/2 times so I was going to “take a break” next year and not do BSF. Now, after reading his blog, I realize that at 76 I don’t have the luxury of doing so. My relationship with the Lord will only stay strong as long as I remain committed to Him and to His Word each and every day. Praise His name in all the earth!

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  125. Thank you for sharing.I am ready to study the book of John for the 2nd time.

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  126. I have been part of BSF since 1985 when I joined because I was desperate to know God in a truthful way. I’ve studied John in BSF before but after studying The Divided Kingdom I can’t wait for September for this new study. and Revelation! How awesome! Thank you BSF for all that you are doing to bring the Word in Truth in a fresh new way.

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  127. Well said and a great reminder on how God speaks every time we open scripture

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  128. I love my BSF study, I find peace and love in my class and with my fellow classmates. I miss the studies so much in our time off and I am really looking forward to studying John again.The blog reaffirmed why it is So important to stay in the word.

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  129. I am very happy can joining BSF
    I will return with the same group.
    Thank you

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  130. I really liked J’s second reason for reading John – We have changed since we last read John. How true that is and I hadn’t thought of it. I’m excited to see what God reveals to me this time!

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  131. What will the costs be for the lesson/notes book? Will they be the same spiral binder? What about shipping?

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    • Hi Cathy! This information will be available beginning in June. You will receive an email and then can view the details for pricing and shipping on the BSF Store. Thanks!

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  132. Thank you J. You have encouraged me today.Very recently my BSF group leader went home to heaven. He now rests from life’s pain and illness in the presence of his Lord. But I lost a friend and mentor.So again thank you for reminding me that Jesus knows.

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  133. Thank you. Your blog, and others, help to see another’s perspective and spark my perspective.

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  134. For certain, J is on point with his analogy.We have been BSF students, members and facilitators for over Ten or more years.God has indeed given my wife and me new incites into books of the Bible that we have studied multiple times.

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    • Love BSF for the past 8 years and know that I will enjoy John next year. I don’t know about anyone else but I have enjoyed the encouraging 15 – 30 minutes videos this year and would love to see more of them this coming year.

      Thanks again and looking forward to next year already!

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  135. I have been in BSF for many years I had privilege of knowing Ms Johnson when I was a leader and I can say no matter how many times I read study the Bible it is new to me in life Gods word is never old it is new everyday

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    • I am in agreement with all of these comments! It will be my third time studying John in BSF through the years and I am just as excited about it as I was the first time! God does speak to us differently in His Word in the different phases of our spiritual journey in life!

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    • Me pueden mandar la información en español referente a el evangelio de Juan Bendiciones

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  136. Enjoyed reading “J’s” perspective on the Book of John! I, too, have studied John before and agree a lot can happen between studies so life has changed and that means the meaning in the study speaks to us in a new way as we grapple with life and move forward to where God wants us to go, to serve, to contribute. I feel this way about each study…life happens and God’s Word is relevant in our lives with the “in-betweens” of study. Praise God for BSF and each study. Looking forward to new insights and discernments within the study of John! Praise God for “J” who is a young man serving the Lord! May God continue to enlighten him in wondrous ways! Keep on keeping on J!

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  137. Okay, I needed this! Next years study will be my fifth time with John – I was not looking forward to it – but I love BSF so would join. This article reminds me all those other studies were at different stages in my life’s journey. I am now in midst of health issues and perhaps end of that journey. I look forward now to new insights God will have for me. Thank you.

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    • I have not studied John before but I love BSF it has helped me grow in Christ.
      I know it will be a blessing.

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    • Thank you Suzanne! You mirrored my thoughts exactly. Having been in BSF since 1985, I thought, “Again?” But I will soon be 91 and I want to be where I can immerse myself in His word each day that He gives me.

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  138. Thank you so much for your sharing your experience, with the book of John , with us. It was so powerful for me. God bless you!

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  139. I love being in fellowship, around the women of God, studying the Word of God. Discovering the attributes of Christ as the Way, The Truth and The Life. In a blind world there are people doing what is right in their own eyes.
    In BSF we are digging for the hidden treasures of Truth only to be revealed under the drawing anointing power of the Holy Spirit’s Spotlight of scriptures.
    Doing my BSF Homework is teaching me how to feed my spirit on the Bread of Life, exposing the tendencies my flesh, empowering me for service in God’s kingdom. I started BSF in 2009 when I had stage 3b Breast cancer. I now have no cancer because God is a healer.

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  140. How can I order the book for the study of John?

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    • Hi Barbara, all members will receive an email when the John study book becomes available.

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  141. Every time i do a BSF study, i find myself wishing that everyone i know were delving into God’s Word with us also. It’s more important than ever to know & understand what scripture really says. False religion, twisted scripture are so common. The only way to spot the gross misteachings is to know Gods Word so well, that we that recognize the counterfeit immediately. Satan would prefer we are too busy, too lazy or too comfortable right where we are, to diligently seek truth. He wants to keep us in darkness. God Word, righly divided brings light into this dark & confusing world. So for those who have never done a BSF Study… you’ll be so glad you decided to step into God’s Word in a way you likely nene have before.

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  142. I am so excited to study John the Gospel!!!

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  143. Praise the Lord.Thank you for the 3 reasons for studying the book of John.
    Blessings

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  144. Cannot wait to study John! It will be my second time, and I’m thrilled that the Revelation study will follow immediately. May many people attend this upcoming study, mature, and magnify God – and invite more people to join the 2024 study!

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  145. i love the blogs shared!

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  146. Thanks be to God for His timeless Word, that goes beyond language and cultural barriers. His Word that will never be outdated but is applicable to each century and generation. Each time we open His word we find precious gems that sparkle with life, hope, joy, peace, comfort, discipline and love. From Genesis to Revelation there is one theme: Jesus Christ our salvation. God’s love is unexplainable, that love that is in spite of and not because of. I looked forward to each week when I gather with my group of ladies to hear how God is working in each life and growing us for His kingdom. May God continue to bless BSF Headquarters staff with wisdom, strength, energy and light as they prepare the Studies that enrich our lives each day.

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  147. I grew up going to Sunday school and loving the Lord. Unfortunately, like many others I grew a bit distant from Him. I always believed but was not as faithful as I should have been. BSF has brought me closer in my relationship with our God. Thank you.

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  148. Through BSF , I have experienced the Study of John. As one of the 4 Gospels, John”s writings are somewhat different, as he seems to focus less on the “miracles performed by Jesus Christ and more on the personal, inward nature of Christ Jesus.
    Why does John refer to himself as, “the disciple whom Jesus loved”?.

    A beautiful study (as are all)…somewhat more reflective regarding the Author. Was John the “cousin” of Jesus? Was it at John’s wedding where Jesus turned water into wine? How did Jesus’ Mother Mary know that Jesus would be able to solve the “wine shortage” at the wedding?” ,,

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  149. I loved your article !!!! l have studied John through BSF a couple of times and I feel I just stepped into your shoes. I Love the way God my Father and the Holy Spirit reveals truths to me at different times and in different ways in my life. Thank You so much ! I am looking forward to rereading the book of John !!!!

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  150. How do we sign up for this?

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  151. Just completed Kingdom Divided – looking forward to John.
    When will the study materials be available to purchase?
    Thank you for this ministry.

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    • Hi Kay! All members will receive an email when study books become available in June. Thank you!

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  152. Thanks for your encouragement in rereading this gospel

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  153. This is my first study with BSF. God’s timing was perfect and I have so enjoyed growing closer to my Savior. My teenage daughter is also going to a youth class it is such a huge Blessing. She’s receiving God’s word as well. My husband has also enjoyed the men’s group. I’m so excited for the next study!

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  154. I joined an international group at invitation of a neighbor. And the depth of study ministered to me deeply.

    I loved being in group with other believers in other countries however accents were a problem in understanding both ways.

    Can you create a US group for mature women please?

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    • Hi Cyndie! There are many types of BSF classes you can join. It sounds like you are currently in a BSF Online group. You can join a local BSF group in-person or online with women from our area by finding a class at https://join.bsfinternational.org/. Simply click “local” to see locally-based classes.

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  155. Agree with the author each time we reread or study the scriptures we are in different phases of life and does impact our daily life.

    Thank you BSF

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  156. I was a child of 8 or 9 when i went to bible school and memorized John 3:16. A friend invited me to her church revival at 11 and because I hide this verse in my heart it became real and alive and I accepted the Lord as my Savior. It has been 70 years now of walking with the Lord and being in leadership in Bsf 35 of those years. I learn something new each study even though I have had it 2 or 3 times. Now I have retired from leadership and will hopefully be a group member bring my Granddaughter who is expecting her first baby in September and I will be encouraging her to train up her child in the Bsf children’s program. God is good and refreshes us with His Word in any season of our life, until we are face to face with Him in Eternity.

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  157. Yes the Truth will surely set us free.
    This is the second time i am involved in BSF group to read John’s Gospel. It is my favorite gospel and the chapter which I always look forward to read and reread is chapter 14 especially the first verse,
    “Do not Let your hearts be troubled, ” which gets repeated in verse 27 of the same chapter.
    After reading the chapter I say my personal prayers and meditate on the following verse Jn 14:14- “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
    Really looking forward to the Truth to set me free from my worldly desires and deep rooted inhibitions.
    God bless you and all who make this happen through BSF.
    Praise the Lord forever.

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  158. By God’s grace this will be the 3rd time I will study St. John’s gospel.

    Awaiting new revelations of truth as God’s love reveals in my life and the study.

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  159. I thoroughly appreciated and, in many ways, related to your comments.
    Thank you, Mr. Keener, for your refreshing transparency.
    And congratulations on becoming a dad !

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  160. I am wondering when our new study of John is available?

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    • Hi Mary! Most BSF classes begin their studies in August or September. You can contact a local class at https://join.bsfinternational.org/ to see when they begin. John study materials become available to registered members starting June or July.

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  161. I agree that the first time I read John was the first book I had done in BSF in 2001 .
    The next time was 2017 . Every time I find something new at the different times in my life. Looking forward to see what I find this time round.

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  162. Thank you J Keener for your insights. I am excited for you to see as a new father, what your heavenly Father shares with you in HIs Word, through the John study. I hope you have a forth generation BSFer !
    Blessings to you and your family! 🙂

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  163. Please stop using questions such as, “What do you feel about ——, or “How does —-affect you, “How has this passage changed your life?” I find such personal questions do nothing to increase my knowledge & appreciation of our Lord.

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    • Penny, it sounds like you enjoy fact-oriented questions. Others enjoy application questions: what we do with what we learn. Every BSF lesson has both fact and application questions to help members learn, grow, and change.

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  164. Please sign me up for next year’s study of John. I’m really looking forward to it!

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    • Hi Luanne! Please visit https://join.bsfinternational.org/ to find a group near you or if you are a current member, contact your local class leaders. Thank you!

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  165. I agree wholeheartedly to what J keener had said. Each phase of our lives is different. The word is flesh and it deepens our understanding of who God is and how we can relate to His purpose for us each day till we see Him face to face.

    We will discover the fullness of life and the contentment and blessings that He has given to each.

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  166. I have studied John several times on my Christion walk with JESUS…but I can’t wait for this one!!! I

    love how the Old Test. and New Test compliment each other. After this study of the Prophets of old…I am ready !!!!

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  167. Still wondering if 1,2,and 3 John will be included in either study?

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    • Hi Cathy! The next study will cover the Gospel of John and the following study will cover Revelation. Thank you!

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  168. Thanks for sharing this perspective on redoing the John study. I’ve been thru is at least 2 times. I’m looking forward to seeing how doing it a 3rd time will enhance my insight.

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  169. I heard there was a book mark for the book of John so study this summer? Can you send me the link to download the art work please?

    M

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    • Hi Marcia! I have not heard of any bookmarks, sorry!

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  170. When will the study be available for purchase?

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    • Hi Morgan! John study books will be released in June. All current members will receive an email when they become available.

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    • Morgan – we will email members when the study book and online materials are available

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  171. I’m looking forward to read John in coming September. No matter how many times I have read John. I am always changing, but the Word does not.
    And things I were unprepared to catch or know at an earlier point in life will be stand out.

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  172. I have done John five times now over several decades. I love it but need more. Times have changed drastically, scripture and how it applies to our lives is always relevant. Revelation as it was done in 2016 does not apply to our world today..it was a disappointment..I will not take it again!

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  173. I told my fellow class members after one said “I’ve done John 3 times”, to me every time I read God’s Word I am in a different place in my life and it always seems to apply to what I’m experiencing at that time. God knows what we need when we need it and His Word never returns void.

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    • Hi Candy,

      I loved your comment. You said much of what I should have…so thank you!!

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  174. Thanks so much for this blog. I really agree with so much of what you wrote. It’s so easy to think we know the Gospels and don’t need to keep reading them. How wrong is that thinking. I love the Gospel of John. One of my favourite stories being how Jesus approached Peter on the beach following His resurrection. Such tenderness and reaching out to Peter who denied Him so publicly. A beautiful example of Jesus love and compassion.

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  175. I Will be studying John for the third time. The message is always fresh and relevant with current life experiences. Looking forward

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    • I want to study John over and over again. Just like I’m walking with Jesus every step of the way.

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  176. BSF has had an impact on my life. I have learned so much more of understanding GOD,’S Plan of Redemption for all men. Above all more understanding of HIS live and compassion, that we can trust HIM to be faithful to do everything He said HE would do.

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  177. Can you please tell me how do I invite a friend to join online?

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    • Hi Kathryn! You can invite them to find a group and register online at https://www.bsfonline.org/. Your group leader can also help you invite and register a friend. Thank you!

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      • She wants yo be in a different group

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        • Hi Kathryn, she can visit https://join.bsfinternational.org/ to join the right group for her. She can click “local” to find a class near her or “international” to find a BSF Online group that works for her. There are many online and local groups to choose from. Thanks!

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      • Please email bible study.

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        • Hi Cynthia! Please visit https://join.bsfinternational.org/ to find a group near you or if you are a current member, contact your local class leaders. Thank you!

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  178. I actually read John 3-5 this morning. We have been discussing at church, so I was reading over it again. I would love to join this group to study it more.

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    • Hi Julissa! We would love to have you in BSF. If you are already part of a BSF class, you can register with your class leadership. If you’d like to join a class you could find one near you or join an online group at https://join.bsfinternational.org/. Thank you!

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  179. I have read John’s Gospel many times, but am looking forward to learning and growing more.

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  180. This was such a wonderful read and a great way to share BSF and invite my friend 2,000 miles away to join me in reading, discovering and learning more about God and His Word. Thank you for sharing this blog.

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  181. My name is Jose.V. and I live in Miami,Fl.
    I came to know Jesus at my old age, and I don’t regret it.
    I’v been attending BSF for couple of years and learning the word of God and I tell you ever since I’v been doing that my life has gotten better.
    I believe I’m the only one in my family that has studied the Bible.This is the first time I read the book of John and I’m sure I will love it as I have all that I have read.
    Thank you for being in my life, I love the B.S.F. family.
    I will study the book of John and apply whatever I learn from it.

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  182. I can’t wait to study John again! Thank you for stressing that God’s word is new everyday!

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  183. My husband loves telling me his memory of John when John saw the Lord in Heaven. I cannot wait to begin studying a book on John named ABIDE by Jen Wilkins in a few weeks for 10 lessons, then begin my first study of JOHN in BSF in September. I’m 72 and am so happy since I’ve come to the LORD as I know now after studying KINGDOM DIVIDED that God did not give up on finding me!

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  184. I have been in BSF for many years now. Last year, we were challenged to study Matthew in a new way…looking for unexpected events in the life of Jesus. I was amazed at how exciting & wonderful it was to look at the scripture in a new way!
    Now, I am challenged & encouraged to do the same in John! I am looking for “hidden treasures” in this well studied & much loved gospel! Thank you for this approach!

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  185. Thank you for your insight! This will be my third time to study the Book of John and I’m so excited!

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  186. I want to sign up for the John study

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    • Hi Kathie! We would love to have you join a BSF class. You can find a group near you by going to https://join.bsfinternational.org/ and clicking “local,” then putting in your city or zip code. Thank you!

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  187. Wouldn’t miss studying John. One of my favorite.

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  188. Thank you for that blog and encouragement. We are in a season of older age and we are looking forward to finding out what God has for us in John.

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  189. I have the Bible in many ways. I find the chronological Bible helps to keep the timeline in order. But I do learn and feel more joy in my heart. Cause the more I read it the more love I feel for God and His love and power for us and to us.

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  190. This is great and am so blessed by bsf blog and lessons.

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  191. The word of God is new every time I read it.I can’t wait to study the book of John again .

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  192. How do I join this study?

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    • Hi Cindy! You can register now for John classes. Find a group near you at https://join.bsfinternational.org/. You can contact and join the class. Simply let them know that you’d like to join for the next study year, John.

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  193. This will be my third time of BSF study of the Gospel of John. J. Keener reassured my thoughts and I’m looking forward to seeing what new things God reveals to me during out next study of John.

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  194. I started taking Bible study fellowship in Manhattan and 2011. I now live in Morrisville and look forward to the study of John in September for the third time. Thank you for your insightful blog above.
    Cheryl, -!North Carolina

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  195. I love the thought that there’s always something new to learn God has something new to tell

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  196. I would like to check in on bible study fellowship in my town

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  197. John 1:14
    Full of grace and truth
    The reason to study & apply the Word

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  198. Hi John,
    Thanks for your helpful blog on John’s Gospel. God’s Word continues to sustain, inspire, challenge, encourage, liberate, change and empower me in my daily walk with Our loving heavenly Father, Lord and Saviour. Looking forward to this study.

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  199. I am so excited to study the book of John, this coming August 2023. I remember clearly the first time I encounter the Book of John was the year 1987 (36 years ) ago from my English teacher in college. She invited me to join her “lunch” bible study. How time flies since my college years. Looking forward to more relatable stories that God will reveal to me in learning the book of John. God Bless!

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  200. Each time I study John I receive a new revelation Our Lord wants me to see. One never stops growing by reading God’s word

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  201. Thank you J Keener. My anticipation grows deeper. I can’t wait!

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  202. Yes me also is inspired by the book of John
    Verse 21 of John 14 He who has my commandments and keeps them it is he who loves Him.And that is so the Father will love me becsuse I love Jesus. The amazing thing is that He will manifest to my self and love.

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  203. This will be my th or 5th time studying John. My 1st year was in 2002. I learn something new each time. I am anxiously awaiting the new study in September.

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  204. It will be interesting to see what God shows me this time. when we last studied John for the first time Jesus humanity, that he had family, friends, fun, sadness, distress all the things we go through.

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  205. Thank you for your sharing. I am very excited to start this John’s Gospel study.

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  206. I would like to study the book of John with Bible Study Fellowship

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  207. When will the study of the Gospel of John be starting? Thank you!

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    • Hi Nicole! BSF classes begin in August/September depending on where you are located. You can contact your class leadership to ask when your group will start or, if you are not yet part of a class, you can contact a class through join.bsfinternational.org. Thank you!

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  208. Thanks for your valuable insights about John’s gospel, which are are scheduled to begin studying from August.
    I must fully agree with all your comments.

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  209. The first chapter of John reveals God the Father coming to the world in the flesh as Jesus Christ.
    We are also called the children of the living God, not by birth, or inheritance, but by the power of the living God.
    Looking forward to study John the apostle.

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  210. I studied the gospel of John 20 years ago and I loved it!
    I look forward to reading it again.

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  211. This is my 2nd time to be going through the book of join. I’m not ashamed to say the first time I was doing just for the sake and not to be left out but this time I’m doing it to learn the word of God.

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  212. When can we order John booklets

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    • Hi Larry! John study books will be available starting in June. You will receive an email when they are released. You can check in with the BSF Store this summer at mybsf.org.

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  213. John is certainly an amazing book. My second time I will be studying this book. Everything in John book is enlightening.

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  214. Amen, praise be to God. What a thought provoking message. I am eager to reread John the Gospel Thank you BSF.

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  215. Wonderful comments! Thanks so much for your personal thoughts!

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  216. Thank you so much for this blog. I have never read John in BSF so I am really looking forward to it. I have benefitted from BSF so much as it has increased my faith through the various teachings and the group discussion. God bless.

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  217. A story about reading scripture. When I was younger our family lived with my grandfather. Since he was hard of hearing we had yellow legal pads at the ready to write what we wanted to tell Granddad. During a visit with him while home from College, I sat and wrote all about what I was doing at college. That was our way of sharing a conversation. Later my grandfather wrote me a letter which was not a usual thing. That was in 1968-69 and he passed away at age 100 in 1972. I still have his letter telling me how he was enjoying rereading our visit over and over. One year in BSF it occurred to me that when we reread God’s word over and over how happy it must make Him. I knew how it felt to have my words read again and again. Quite an analogy, but it reminds me like the story above; the Living Word changes during the various stages of our lives. I have been in and out of BSF since 1986-87 and from being a young mom to being a retiree each time I read Scripture I am surprised when a verse in my devotion needs to be highlighted, and I’ve got most of the page already highlighted. God will speak to us where we are each day. Godspeed, readers.

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  218. I am excited to Study the book of John again!

    I first took the study when I was young and single, now I am, older, married with grown up children. I know God has something to tell me in this season.

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  219. No matter how many time we read or learned, the word of God gives you more enlightenment each time, It is like a spring water flowing from the stream.

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  220. Thanks for your encouraging message, may the lord bless you with the desire of your heart

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  221. I have been studying John chapter 15, abiding in God’s love since October. It would be nice to hear the book from a different perspective.

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  222. Please let me know as soon as I can order my book

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    • Hi MJ! All current BSF members will receive an email in June/July about ordering study books. Thank you!

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  223. Email me when the book Gospel of John is available

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    • Hi Lucretia, all current BSF members will receive an email when John study books are available. You can also check in at mybsf.org during June and July to visit the BSF Store.

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  224. The Gospel of John made a big impact in my life. I grew up in Christian church but never have a personal relationship with Jesus until the Holy Spirit conviction of John 3:16,I surrender and accept Jesus in my heart,Praise the Lord for the forgiveness of all my sins.

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  225. A good word. Thank you for your strong encouragement. God has something for each of us in the gospel of John. I’m looking forward to it!

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  226. I am so thankful for BSF and the study environment it provides for digging deeper into God’s Word. The lectures are amazing and very informative; the group discussions are encouraging and helpful. Looking forward to the study in the Book of John.

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  227. Will be happy to continue with John. Let me know when I can get the book!!!

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    • Hi Fred! All BSF members will receive an email when books become available in June/July.

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  228. I would really like the book thank you Alan ray lascelles

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  229. The sharing from J Keener is encouraging. Indeed the Word of God is alive and active, bringing deeper revelation and internalization whenever we study them and irrespective of how many times we do so. 😀

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  230. Excellent! Expect for groups opening for Chinese mainlanders! Thank you! God bless you!

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  231. Absolutely my goal is to learn to get closer to God not any other reason

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  232. What a nice article from John Keener. It helped me decide to join John’s study for next year.
    His words were very pertinent about reading related to his growing through life.

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  233. I’m looking forward to studying
    The book of John again.

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  234. I, too, was wondering if the book could be purchased now. Please let me know when it is available.

    I look forward to participating in the study to enrich my spiritual journey with my Lord.

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    • Hi Mary-Alice! All BSF members will receive an email when John study books and materials become available in June/July.

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  235. Are we still going to continue to have online classes for 2023 – 2024?

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    • Hi Karen, each BSF class makes the decision to be online or in-person. You can contact your local class leaders to ask if they have any in-person groups you can join or you can find an in-person class near you at https://join.bsfinternational.org/. Thank you!

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  236. Such beautiful verses from the book of John. J. Keener connecting each to a happy and poignant time in his life demonstrates how studying the Bible speaks to our lives. In the Fall, I’ll be studying John for the third time.

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  237. I’ve studied the Gospel of John previously. At that time, I declared that it is one of my favorite books in the Bible! I’m looking forward to what I might glean from the book this next BSF year.

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  238. I am looking forward to this next study on John. I was in my first BSF group with Kingdom Divided, what an awesome study and experience with my group.

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  239. Your words have challenged me to read my bible more often.

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  240. I’ve read the book of John several times and each time something new is revealed to me. As I enter various stages of life, John is more impactful!

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  241. I totally agree with Mr. Kenner!!! I was first introduced to BSF in 2005 and has attended every year since. Several times I would tell myself, “oh, I’ve taken that study, maybe I’ll skip this year. To my surprise, as I repeated several studies, God has opened my spiritual eyes to new Truths. For this, I now understand Hebrews 4:12…that God’s Word is alive!!! (And keeps on giving)

    A great soldier must regularly sharpen his “sword” in order to be prepared for battle.

    I must remain in BSF for as long as God allows. The benefits are priceless and eternal (fellowship with other Believers, accountability in consistently staying in God’s Word and having “in season” application for the seasons I am in). I praise God for BSF!!!!! I am grateful for for this opportunity to share and pray that it has encourage you to step out on faith and see what “new things” God has instore for you in the study of John. Shalom Shalom

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  242. excited for upcoming study of John!!

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  243. I look forward to studying John with BSF!

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  244. How do I order the text?

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    • Hi Diane! All BSF members will receive an email when John materials become available.

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  245. Please check as it is John 14:6 rather than John 14:16. Also Jesus said we must hold to His teachings (John 8:31) . . . . . . ==> *Then* you shall know the truth and (by holding to His teachings) the truth will set you free. Nice blog!

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    • Thanks!

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  246. Yes I agree with what J Keener has spoken about learning john again and what the book of John will do this time around . I cannot wait either to start to learn this . I am anticipating great revelations and unlocking mysteries this time . I want to know more truth and want to draw closer to what the Spirit will teach me this time . I am ready for John once again

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  247. I love what you expressed and agree wholeheartedly. Though I have done the study of John in BSF three times I could not be more excited to do it again!

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  248. Thank you so much for all the work you do putting into these studies. I can’t wait for the next study of John and then Revelation!! God has blessed you abundantly above & beyond to share His word that let’s all of us grow deeper in our relationship with Him so we are rooted & grounded firmly. Kingdom Divided was awesome in showing that our Lord continually moves toward a rebellious people with love & correction that we can all apply today “for such a time as this.” Everything He has done since the beginning of time in Gensis is still leading all of us to His son Jesus Christ, our Redeemer! These teachings are needed because they are TRUTH! Come quickly Lord Jesus.

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  249. Will the John study be available for BSFOnline groups as well or only for “in person” groups?

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    • Yes! The John study will be available for all types of BSF groups.

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  250. I love the Word of God and the four-fold approach of BSF. Am looking forward to John come August.

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  251. Can I order 2 copies of the study so my husband can go through it too? He is unable to attend the BSF discussion group and lecture, but would love to be able to do the study questions and read
    the notes himself. That way, we could share in the study and be able to discuss it together at home.

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    • Heather – you can certainly share the study with your husband! He may enjoy a BSF online group if he is wanting to join a community and access lectures also

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  252. Thank you, very encouraging. The Bible is a living word and that is why we can get something new each time we read and reread.

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  253. I am definitely looking forward to see what God has in store for me in John’s study once more!

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  254. Yes i.totally agree with Jesse. I started BSF two years ago and feel as if I’m growing new each time. I am 62 years old have read John before too but there is still so many things that I do not know about Jesus and the things written in the book of John. I am so excited to embark again into this amazing word from God. Thank you BSF for bringing us again into His presence and learning.

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  255. The study of the book of John in BSF called my wife, a devout Episcopalian, into a personal relationship with Him in 1985. She then joined a church that taught His word. A year later I accepted Him as my Lord and Savior. I’ve met dozens of men with similar stories when they and/or their spouse encountered the living God in John.

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  256. I relate to your post completely. I am 70 years old and can’t remember how many times I’ve read, been in a Bible study of John, or taught it in adult Sunday School. And yes, I agree new truth emerged each season of my life. I’m so excited to be studying John this coming year in BSF.

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  257. Never thought of how reading John in different seasons of my life, affects what I cling to. Thanks you for the description of reading at different times. Looking forward to seeing John with new eyes during this season of my life.

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  258. I have read the Gospel of John a number of times and have done in-depth study twice as a BSFer, learning new things e-v-e-r-y- time. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the blog and the encouragement.

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  259. I’m excited to study John next year! I’m a school program CL. I’ve been in BSF since 1989, so I’m not sure how many times I’ve experienced the study of John. As said, we are always experiencing new seasons in life; and there is always something new to learn. I’ve served as a leader for 32 years, and I thank God for this privilege.

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  260. Hello, J. Keener, It has been my privilege to be involved in B.S.F. for twelve years. I am presently a “Group Leader” here in Abbotsford, B.C. Canada.
    Thank you for the Blog comments about The Gospel of John. Yes, Since Jesus has declared Himself as The Way, The Truth, and The Life, I am so keen to look into this Regal Book again this Fall. The Lord has Blessed me just recently to begin my 85th year of life. I am so very thankful to enjoy good health and a sound mind in order to continue with B.S.F. I will continue to pray for the staff in San Antonio for God to Bless and Keep you in His Grace, Mercy, and Love. The Word from my heart is found in Phillippians 3:10,”That I may know Him…”

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  261. All I have to say, is that the comments of J.Skinner are exactly my experience. I was a children’s leader in the 90s. The Lord led me back to BSF when I was turning 80 and I know that I will continue the rest of my life. It’s the best study that I know of.

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  262. This will be my third time studying John and Bsf. The first time I did it I was a children’s leader, and the second time was a number of years ago and it meant different things because I was in a totally different place and I was no longer a children’s leader. And now for the third time to study John, I was away from Bsf for many years and now have gone back and have been back now. I believe this will be year six and I am so excited to study John now as a retired person living on my own. I’m sure I will find new truths in this wonderful book .

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  263. Thank you I will forsure read and study John with a new perspective.
    Blessings always 🙏

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  264. John- thank you for encouraging me to return to study John- again- next year! I have done this study 5 times! I am 70 years old! I brought my own children, 4 out of our 5 daughters, to the children’s program when they were young! 2 of them asked to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior, both during chapter 10 of John! I brought our oldest grandson, when he was 3 and 4, and he is graduating this year! I now have been a children’s leader for 17 years. And every time I study John, like you, I find new revelations/ applications for my life, right then! I look forward to experiencing John once again, in a fresh new way! To God be the Glory!! Susan

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  265. Hi, where can I find the start dates of each study? I just see 2023-2024 but do not find actual start/end dates..? Thanks so much…

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    • Hi Cynthia! Each BSF class sets their own schedule. Please contact your local class to find their start and end dates. To find a class near you, go to https://join.bsfinternational.org/ and you can contact them to find out their start dates, which are most likely in September.

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  266. How do I invite someone to join BSF?

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    • Hi Kathryn! You can bring them to visit with you or you can send them to https://join.bsfinternational.org/ to find a local class near them! Your group leader can also help you register a new member.

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  267. Saying grace before eating was mandatory. So as a child I learned the shortest verse /sentence in the NT; JESUS WEPt, Now as an aging Senior adult, my CODE word at my financial institution is JESUS WEPTI have a deeper understanding , yet it remains an attribute to love and grief at loss.

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  268. The Book of John was the first book I read in the Bible. I was an atheist and was beginning to open up to the existence of God, and my husband was a believer who had been praying for me continuously. One day, I approached my husband and asked him that if I wanted to know more about God, how would I go about getting that information? My husband replied and said, “Read the Book of John”. I asked, “What is that?”, and then he showed me his Bible and where to start reading. So I began reading The Book of John and, when I got to the part where Jesus says, “I and the Father are One”, that is when a light of revelation came to me. I ran into the room where my husband was relaxing with some of his reading material, and said these words to him: “He’s God – Jesus is God! Now I get it!” Indeed, the Book of John opened my eyes, heart and spirit to the truth of who God is. I cannot wait to explore this Book again, gleaning even more insights and revelation from His Word!

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  269. Although I’ve read the Gospel of John many times and have committed to memory many scriptures from John
    I’m still looking forward to its study this fall

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  270. I am looking so forward to studying the book of John. I have not read the book in total before. I know will enjoy all that I learn and grow in the word.

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  271. Can I order the book of John now?

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    • Joyce, books are not available yet – we will email you as soon as they are available in June.

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      • Thank you!

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      • So sorry Joyce. I meant that to be a comment and not a reply.

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    • I would love to receive a book for the study of John. Would you please e-mail me when it becomes available?

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      • Hi Sherri! All BSF members will receive an email when John materials become available.

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    • I cannot wait to study John the BSF lessons are so revealingly pure and true.

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    • GOD BLESS YOU J KEENER……WE NEED MORE LIKE YOU….THANK YOU FOR YOUR MESSAGE.

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    • I am looking forward to studying John with BSF!

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    • When and where do I order

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      • Hi Sharon, John study books will be available in June. You will receive an email when they are released and you will order through the BSF Store via mybsf.org.

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  272. Thank you J. Keener for sharing your thoughts. Yes I am excited to study the book of John this fall. God’s Word has a new truth every time I study and reflect on it. His Word speaks to me personally.

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  273. This is the 2nd time to study John’s gospel, I’m looking forward to it & will be praying for everyone.

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    • This will be the 4th time studying John in BSF and each time I understand something new but also reminds me of something I’ve forgotten. Looking forward to this year.

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    • Thank you im looking forward to re read the book of Jonh again im excited.

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  274. I am looking forward to studying John again!

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  275. God never changes… but He is infinite… and even throughout all of eternity we will never stop learning more about Him. He is infinite yet personal. So I look forward to Him using John to reveal more about Himself to me.

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    • Will BSF be available on Zoom for the study of John?

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      • Hi Lynn! Yes, BSF classes are available online. If you are already a part of a class, you can ask them if they have online groups available. You can also find a BSF Online class at https://www.bsfonline.org/.

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  276. Is it a summer study?

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    • Hi Karen, no – John will start in August/September according to your location. But we do encourage BSFers to try WordGo https://wordgo.org/ during the break!

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    • I am overwhelmed! I knew that The Gospel of John was studied in 2016/17 and felt sad that I missed it. I joined BSF at last during Covid. My life changed! And now, so soon, the opportunity comes, Lord willing, to study it! As well as Revelation – we had sermons in church by a visiting pastor on Revelation for almost 18 months! Another reason I am looking forward to this Study is because of chiasm between the two “books”. And then there’s the booklet of Lilias Trotter about the I AM’s of Jesus in the Gospel of John – for Muslims to understand. And I understand because of it, deeper too. Can’t wait!

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    • I can comment about the book of John because it explains so much about John and Jesus. It is always great to learn more about Jesus and his history. I cannot wait to start to do a deeper study into God’s Word through the book of John and the book of Revelation. This will tie both books together with the same author. I am so blessed through BFS and all God people in the background doing God’s will through his love of others.
      In Jesus’name,
      Mary Davis, EdD

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  277. When will the BSF study of John be available to purchase?

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    • Shelah – stay tuned! we will email about study materials in June and July

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    • The sharing from J Keener is encouraging. Indeed the Word of God is alive and active, bringing in deeper revelation and internalization whenever we study them and irrespective of how many times we do so. 😀

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  278. Loved your message in this writing.

    How do I get the blog?

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    • Hi Robert – go to https://bsfblog.org/#subscribe to subscribe. You will receive BSF emails including blog posts. Glad you enjoyed the article!

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    • Thanks for a great blog J Keener! This will be for sure my 4th, possibly 5th time through the Book of John with BSF! In my opinion, there is NO better study out there & I have stayed in the program for many years because IT WORKS FOR ME! I continue to grow with each passing year & agree with the idea that each time I repeat a previous study, I am in a “different place” in my walk with the Lord!

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  279. I would like to study the book of John

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    • That’s great, Vanessa! You can find a group near you at join.bsfinternational.org.

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  280. Book of John has new application for each day and age.

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  281. So true! Thank you for the encouraging words to keep pursuing and knowing God through His word.

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  282. Can you order the book now?

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    • Hi Sharon! The John study book has not been released yet but will be available in the summer. We will send out an email at that time to let members know. You can check back on mybsf.org during the summer to access the BSF Store. Thanks!

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      • Looking forward to it. I could print my own pages but it would be awesome if BSF could offer a 3 hole punch version this year.

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        • Melinda – stay tuned! I think that option will be available in the store this Summer!

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          • That would be awesome. The spiral-bound version is handy, but cumbersome.

        • I agree. I’d like pre-printed, 3-hole punched pages as well. It’s too much printing to do at home.
          Any chance this could be possible?
          This past year was my first experience with BSF. I’m excited to start again.

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          • JM – yes! We will email when those are available for order

      • When the book is available, will the study also be available online too? Thanks!

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        • Hi Gail, the book will be available before the online study is released. We will email when each is available!

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  283. When can I register?

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    • Hi Trudy! You can begin registering for John now. Visit join.bsfinternational.org to find a group near you!

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    • I told my cousin about bsf and shared this and he would really like to get into the men class. What would he have to do to register

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  284. I am very excited to study John again.

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  285. May I join the study online for John?

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  286. I am very excited to study the book of John. I have had a number of people tell me it is wonderful! Please send the information, for the sign up. I want to join BSF.
    Thank you so much! Ruth M Peterson

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    • Hi Ruth! We would love to have you in BSF. You can sign up for a class near you or an online class at join.bsfinternational.org

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  287. I have been in BSF over thirty years and will be doing John for the fourth time. It never gets old. Each time I have studied it, I felt like I was going through it for the first time. So even if you have studied John before, be sure to do it again. It will speak to you in ways you never could imagine.

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  288. I received so many blessings and stronger understanding of God after studying the Kingsom Divided I am so looking forward to studying John to see what new revelations it reveals.

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  289. Hi, hello,

    I started reading the Bible when I was 15 or so, more than 40 years ago. Through the years. I discovered that every time I was opening the Bible, even if I had read the same verse again and again, I was getting a very different message from it. I agree with Keener: God has something to tell me at every time I read His Word.

    John wrote his gospel. Are we going to study his 3 letters and his book of Revelation as well?

    Thank you for your fantastic job. Amen
    Marc

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    • Hi Marc! Yes, we will be studying Revelation the year after the John study.

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  290. John then Revelation. Powerful studies. Timing, it’s always the timing and I have a strong feeling that these studies are being presented at a pivotal time. Looking forward to John this year.

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  291. I am truly excited to study the book of John. I have read it and learn something new, more, or in a different way!!

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  292. I’ve the Gospel of John (Revelations too) several times and each time ABBA Father allows me to glean something new. I’m looking forward to this study!

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    • I’ve studied the Gospel of John several times (Revelations, too), and each time ABBA Father has allowed me to glean something new. I’m looking forward to the study!

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  293. I can relate to what he says in this blog…..it happens to help me articulate the amazing life of Jesus more clearly since I am not a real strong communicator. It makes me want to just keep on going thru the Bible.

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  294. God does miraculous things in each of our lives when we listen to His Word. We must continue to walk with God in order to become just like Him. Your Blog on why we must study
    John again is a perfect example for us to read and study it again. I know that I will continue to grow in the knowledge of God. Keep up the great work for BFS so that all over the world will grow in the knowledge of God.

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  295. I studied John about 7-8 years ago it was my initial start with BSF! I absolutely loved it and I’m looking forward to rereading it!

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  296. Really excited to study book of John!!

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  297. Cant wait. I hate taking summers off, so im reading 3 chapters of John daily thus summer to just enjoy the Word and get get the glow in my mind. Im trying for 10 times thru before the study begins.

    Question, will 1, 2, and 3 John be included with John, or might they be in revelation?

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  298. Looking forward to it

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  299. I am looking forward to the study.

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  300. thank you looking forward to study in a very detailed word of God

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  301. Very powerful. I am super excited to study the book of John for the first time. Thanks for the insight

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  302. I plan on attending in the fall when BSF starts up again.

    Thanks,
    Roger C

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  303. John is one of my favorite studies from BSF. I glean much from this study. So excited to grow more as we prepare our hearts for God’s fresh revelations.

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  304. Great blog, and love it is from a third-generation BSFer!!!! Wish my boys knew him!

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  305. Thank you so much! I truly enjoyed this blog and am so looking forward to the study of John! I have gained sooo much from my BSF studies of God’s word!

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  306. These three points are so true! I have been in BSF 16 years, now in my 80s, and it is so true that at different stages of life we see God in different ways giving us a different perspective!! Thank You, Jesus!!

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  307. Would like to go to a in person for 2024

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    • Hi Colleen! You can use join.bsfinternational.org to find an in-person group near you. Simply click “local” and input your address. Each class option will show if they are online, in-person, or offer both options. Thanks!

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  308. I have done the book of John once I honestly looking forward to do it once more .

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  309. I am looking forward to studying John 2024 BSF is the best organization I have found for women’s Bible Study. I’ve met wonderful women through BSF

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  310. Thank you, J! Your thoughts are so helpful to me, a TL! And I totally concur! God’s word is always new and renewing depending on your current life experiences. One of my class member asked if the John study would be “new” this year and I wish I had had the wisdom to say, of course, because God’s word is always new and renewing depending on our life experiences. Thanks for your thoughts! And God bless you for your service to Him!

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    • What does TL mean?

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      • TL is the abbreviation for Teaching Leader! This is the BSF leader the gives a lecture every week in BSF classes.

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  311. i want to buy a book.How do i do it

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    • Hi Joan, John study materials are not yet available. Please check back this summer. You can access the BSF store to purchase books or download free lessons from mybsf.org once the materials are released. Thank you!

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  312. Looking forward to rereading John.
    I’ve been praying for a summer Bible study.

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    • Dear Betty – consider using WordGo for your Summer study! It is an app of shorter studies from BSF. https://wordgo.org/

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  313. Looking g forward to this study.the 1st time it was used, a nun came to Christ. In our group.

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  314. This will be a great study for every age of life! God’s word is eternal an inexhaustible. Looking forward to studying it again and again. One comment it’s John 14:6 not 16. But 16 is good also. Probably originally there wasn’t any chapters or verses. This is God’s eternal word forever.

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  315. I have done John and Revelation with BSF…I CANNOT WAIT TO DO THEM AGAIN!!!!!

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    • Any time I’m immersed in His word, God speaks so many heartfelt messages to me! I know that John has words meant especially for me to improve my walk with God. The first meeting in September will be welcomed with an open heart.

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  316. I would love to study John. I moved here from Florida and people aren’t friendly. I’ve been trying for 2 months to join a group here with no response. I would appreciate some help. I guess people aren’t open to new comers. Please help me find some good Christian’s open to a newcomer.

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    • I’m sorry RoseMarie that you don’t feel welcome. I have just completed my 4th year in BSF and can’t say enough about this study group of the Bible. I don’t know where you located when you moved here. If you just go and click on the website below you can be placed in a group close to your home. You will not be disappointed. 🙏

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  317. How do I register for the study of John?

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    • Connie, if you are a current BSF member you can confirm your registration with your Group Leader. If not – visit: https://join.bsfinternational.org/. “Local” means you are joining an in-person class. “International” will take you our online options.

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    • I just finished my first year of BSF and I loved it!! I’m really excited to study the book of John. I’ve read John before as well as the other gospels but to dig in, I already know I will learn so much more!
      I don’t need a break, I’m ready to go!😊

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  318. Love this blog — but more than that I love the study of John. It is a romantic gospel, as John expresses how he loved our Savior so.

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  319. Love love love!!

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