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The Gospel of John

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Ben Lovelady

on 16 May 2016

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Transcript of The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John
The Writing of John
Seven Signs
1. Water to wine (2:1-11)
2. Healing Official's Son (4:46-54)
3. Healing Paralytic (5:1-15)
4. Feeding 5,000 (6:5-14)
5. Walking on Water ( 6:16-24)
6. Healing Man Born Blind (9:1-7)
7. Raising of Lazarus (11:1-45)
Purpose of John
"Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name."
John 20:30-1
Uniqueness of John
"The Gospel of John is unique among the Gospels.
...Paradoxically, new believers love John because even a child can understand it, while brilliant scholars continue to mine its depths for theological riches."
Mark Strauss
Roughly 90% of John is unique
John has no exorcisms or parables
Jesus has no table fellowship w/ "sinners"
"Kingdom of God" is only used twice
5 of John's 8 miracles do not occur in Synoptics
No birth narrative, baptism, temptation, Sermon on the Mount, Lord's Prayer, transfiguration, institution of the Lord's supper, eschatological dialogue
Water to wine miracle
Conversation w/ Nicodemus & Samaritan woman
Raising of Lazarus
Washing the Disciples' feet
Jesus' high priestly prayer
Doubting Thomas
Relationship to the Father
Christian & Jewish boundary
Seven "I AM" Statements
1. "Bread of Life
2. "Light of the World"
3. "Door"
4. "Good Shepherd"
5. "Resurrection and the Life"
6. "One True Path to Life"
7. "True Vine"
Seven Witnesses
1. Moses
2. Scriptures
3. the Baptist
4. the Father
5. Jesus and His works
6. the Spirit
7. the Disciples
Key Words
"know", "abide", "believe", "witness", "truth", "life", "light", "glory", "the world"
(2:4; 7:30; 8:20; 12:23)
Old Testament Images
"In the beginning..." (1:1)
"The light shines in the darkness..." (1:5)
"...the Word became flesh, and dwelt [tabernacled] among us..." (1:14)
"Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!" (1:29)
"...jars there for the Jewish rites of purification...good wine..." (2:6, 10; cf. Isaiah 25:6)
"Destroy this temple, and in three days..." (2:19)
"...unless one is born of water and the Spirit..." (3:5; cf. Ezekiel 36:25-27)
"...as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness..." (3:14-15; cf. Numbers 21:8-9)
"...true worshipers will worship...in spirit..." (4:23; cf. Revelation 21:3)
"Now that day was the Sabbath." (5:9)
"You search the Scriptures...eternal life..." (5:39
"...true bread from heaven to eat..." (6:31)
"'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." (7:38; cf. Isaiah 58:11)
"I am the light of the world..." (8:12)
"If you were Abraham's children..." (8:39, 58)
"I am the good shepherd." (10:11; cf. Ezekiel 34)
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit..." (14:26)
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