Researh for older students: In this chapter Jesus celebrates the Feast of Tabernacles. Have them look up information about the Feast of Tabernacles and do a report on it. A good link is: www.biblicalholidays.com/tabernacles.htm Some things their reports should cover is: What did the Jews of Jesus day do to celebrate this feast? Where is this feast found in the Old Testament? How does this feast point to Jesus? Will we be expected to take part in this feast? (Scriptures to cover: Leviticus 23:34, Zechariah 14:16-21, Micah 4:1-3)
Project: To experience how Jesus lived during the Feast of Tabernacles make a Sukkah. At www.jewfaq.org/holiday5.htm there is an article titled “Building a Sukkah”. Sukkah is Hebrew for booth. (Also be sure to read Leviticus 23:34) This article gives directions on how to build a real Sukkah if you and your family would like to. Your children would probably enjoy such a project. If you cannot afford the materials mentioned, use your imagination, perhaps even a large cardboard box. You can put your branches on top of it. Maybe for that week you can let the children do their lessons outside in their Sukkah.
Answer the following questions:
1.Why didn’t Jesus walk openly in Judea?
2.What feast were the Jews about to celebrate?
3.Where did Jesus brothers want Jesus to go? For 20 bonus points name Jesus’ brothers.
4.Did Jesus brothers believe in Him?
5.What does Jesus tesify about the world?
6.Where did Jesus tell the disciples to go? Where was Jesus staying.,
7.What did the Jews murmur about Jesus?
8.What did Jesus do during the middle of the feast?
9.Why did the Jews marvel at Jesus?
10.How did Jesus know what to teach not being taught to read?
11.Did the people admit to or deny wanting to kill him?
12.In vs. 24 what does Jesus tell us to do? (Think about this verse, and in your own words, what does this mean for y our life?)
13.What does Jesus say about the “the one who sent Him”
14.When the people tried to take Jesus; why couldn’t they?
15.Did any of the people believe on Jesus?
Part II vs. 31-53 Who? What? When? Where? And Why?
1.WHO sent officers to take Jesus
2.WHO said, “You shall seek Me and not find Me?
3.WHAT did the Jews say among themselves?
4.WHEN did Jesus stand and cry out, “If any man thirst, let Him come unto Me and drink.”
5.WHERE would rivers of living flow out from?
6.WHEN would they flow out?
7.WHAT was Jesus referring to?
8.WHO had not been given yet?
9.WHY had He not been given yet?
10. WHO did the people say was truly “the Prophet”?
11. There was confusion among the people as to where Jesus came from, WHERE do the Gospels of Matthew and Luke tell us Jesus came from?
12. In your own words, WHY is it important to know where Jesus was born?
13. WHO said, “Never man spake like this man?
14. WHO did the Pharisees say did not know the law?
15. WHO spoke up for Jesus in verses 50-53? WHERE did he come from? And WHY do you think he took Jesus side?