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Chapter 7: The Gospel of John
Transcript of Chapter 7: The Gospel of John
The "Wow" Factor
What makes John Unique?
Sect. 2 Background on John
Most likely the "beloved disciple"
Exiled Jewish-Christians, Samaritan converts and Gentile Christians
Strengthen faith of Christians and win converts
Structure of the Gospel
Part 1: Word of God
Part 2: Book of Signs
Part 3: Book of Glory
John 1: 1-18
Sect. 3 The Word of God
# 1: The Word of God
"Word of God"
Jesus is the
#2 Major Conflicts
1. Light of Christ vs. Darkness of world
2. Life-giving faith vs. unbelief
3. Truth vs. untruth
# 3: Who is Jesus?
Sect. 4 The Book of Signs
Looking for Signs
Matt, Mark and Luke
The Gospel of John
What are miracles signs of?
John focuses less on the miracles themselves and more on what they reveal:
Signed, Sealed, Delivered!
Canvas: "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
Be creative and have fun!
"I am" Sayings
"The Good Shepherd"
"The door of the sheep"
Here we are!
follow the shepherd?
Follow the leader
Everyone grab a blindfold
Need one volunteer :)
Sect. 5 The Book of Glory
Jesus' Glory Story
Last Days (John 13-17)
"I have given you an example that you should do what I have done for you." -John 13:14
A New Commandment
"Love one another as I have loved you. No greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:12-13
What about now?
John's gospel offers us this "wow" factor:
Uses higher theology that reminds us how amazing Christ is!
John differs from the
in 3 primary ways:
"the study of Christ"
Language and tone
Emphasis and main purpose
John's approach: "Christology from above"
John begins gospel with Jesus'
(Ex. John 1: 1-18 vs. Matthew 1: 1-17)
Human & Divine
What does the "photograph" represent?
"For God so loved the world that He gave us His only Son..." John 3:16
This represents the
of John's Gospel
What are some of your initial thoughts/reactions to the video?
Who do the people on the train represent? Father? Son?
Who do you think the lady (and child) at the end represent?
How did this change your perspective on John 3:16?
(3 Theological Themes)
John's Gospel reveals
titles of Jesus to help us better understand who He is
Ex. Jesus is
John the Baptist
(Ex. Parable of the Sower vs. "I AM the vine...")
Do you know what to look for?
Jesus demonstrates for us a model of humble service
Why does Jesus wash Peter's feet first?
(Humility & Priesthood)
your Son, that your Son may glorify you." John 17: 1
Jesus' moment of
glory is the moment that his death conquered sin and opened up the gate of Heaven
Glorified through humble sacrifice
No greater glory exists than to love
This is why
is the most fitting analogy for Christ's love for the Church
“Simon son of John, do you love me?” John 21:16
John's focus on the Resurrection:
Jesus commissions Peter as the head of the Church
1. Forgives first (Simon to Peter)
2. Deeper love (