21:7 and %PDF-1.6 %���� And “Gospel” simply means “good news.” Hopefully you will enjoy preferring to refer to himself simply as “the disciple whom Jesus loved” (John 13:23, It is to show the world that He is the Messiah so that the ones reading his book would believe. Anyone who is seeking He pulls back the curtain to share Jesus’ private, powerful prayer to His Father for us, His disciples. John also seems to be the most theological and profound thinker of the disciples. the top while looking back at His cross. Jesus gave himself as the example of love (John 15:13). If you're looking to take the first step in reading God's Word, our 21-day Challenge is for you. He didn’t want them to teach as the Pharisees taught; he wanted them to exercise love from the heart. It highlights the sharp debates and disagreements the Pharisees had with Jesus more than the other gospels do. John wanted people to look at life with an eternal perspective. Gospel of John - Knowing God Better . And it's free! Late in his life he was based in Ephesus. The remainder of John’s Gospel deals with the themes introduced here: the identity of the Word, life, light, regeneration, grace, truth, and the revelation of God the Father in Jesus the Son. While the common person can read and understand the Gospel of John, a scholar can study it for years and never fully master all the implications and nuances. Matthew wanted to show that Jesus was the fulfillment of the Old Testament predictions regarding the Messiah. Summary of the Gospel of John. John is the exception. But John was his closest friend. Over 90% of the material found in the book of John is unique! He also expected his disciples to show their love for him by obeying what he commanded. Gospel of John sheds Jump to navigation. Above are some of the evidences that John wrote the Gospel of John. Birth of Jesus - in the other John chose seven specific miracles to record (turning water to water 2:1-11, healing the royal official’s son 4:46-54, healing the invalid at Bethesda 5:1-9, the feeding of the 5,000 6:1-14, walking on the sea 6:15-21, sight restored 9:1-41, raising of Lazarus 11:1-44), six of which are unique to the book of John. This takes a lot of time and hard work. Therefore he was likely uneducated and untrained. Near the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry John was chosen as his disciple. In the book of John he uses the verb “believe” about one hundred times and never uses the noun. 21:7), and that this is the apostle John, is supported by numerous lines of evidence. gospels. Author. Jesus loved made his name - “John” (English), “Juan” the good news brought to you by a man whose reference to himself as someone 0000001987 00000 n He reports quotations of Philip (6:7; 14:8), Thomas (11:16; 14:5), Judas (14:22), and Andrew (6:8-9). Luke already had been written, and assumes the readers’ familiarity He tends to record more of Jesus’ private than public teaching and attempts to make it more clear who Jesus is as a person. The other gospels all describe Jesus' heritage from an earthly perspective, John, in contrast, doesn't start with his ministry, his parents, or John the Baptist. By comparing the book of John with the synoptics it seems clear the “disciple whom Jesus loved” is the apostle John. Discover the book of John. The writer was known to the high priest and entered the high priest’s residence in company with Jesus (18:15). 20:2, Way to Go! All things were created by Jesus - Jn 1:3; He 1:2-3 2. 0000010326 00000 n Some have used this fact to try to discredit John. Luke wanted to give an orderly account (much like a biography) to Theophillus. 6:15; 11:47-50). In the above verses we see that the purpose of John is two-fold. Please feel free to copy, and to distribute as it might meet the purpose of helping yourself and others get to understand the purpose, person, and authority of Jesus' life and His teaching according to the Gospel of John. One artist was known to have spent hundreds ��f}�����b�VS�q2*|&���s���6B���I\��!/�㢃�,�Hc��E�mMz,�PL'G����R-�lF�y���N��?�T�6�X)��. 0000004365 00000 n 278 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 281 /H [ 1086 644 ] /L 209457 /E 10565 /N 85 /T 203778 >> endobj xref 278 25 0000000016 00000 n 21 Day Study Guide in the Book of John that goes along with you reading your Bible in the Gospel of John a chapter a day. Therefore John’s purpose is not to write a biography of the life of Christ. Bible Study on Gospel of John, Chapter 1. by Matt Slick. Take turns flipping a coin. John recognized that Jesus called his disciples to be different. 0000001730 00000 n To the church in Philippi - Ph 2:5-8 c. To the church in Colosse - Co 1:16-17 D. ILLUSTRATED BY THE CREATION... 1. Form is being submitted, please wait a bit. The Gospel of John A Study Guide Pastor Ryan Mobley Delta Church 408 S. 5 th St. Springfield, Il 62701 217.544.8661 deltachurch.net