THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
In the Gospel of John, we are invited to come and meet Jesus!
Gospel of John (pt. 1)
In John's Gospel, we are invited to come and meet Jesus. Included in this lesson is a brief background and exploring the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us.
Gospel of John (pt. 2)
Jesus changes the water to wine and John records this sign reveals the Lord's glory.
Gospel of John (pt. 3)
Jesus is the fulfillment of the temple, and in Jesus, heaven and earth come together.
Gospel of John (pt. 4)
Follow two very different conversations. First, among the religious elite of his day, Nicodemus and a Samaritan woman, whose life has left her longing to satisfy her thirst.
Gospel of John (pt. 5)
Jesus leaves the region of Galilee and travels up to Jerusalem. There was a pool there known as Bethesda. Here, many sick people, blind, lame, and paralyzed gathered at this pool hoping to be healed.
Gospel of John (pt. 6)
As John 6 begins, we follow Jesus to a mountain. Here, Jesus feeds a large multitude of people with just a few loaves of bread and a few fish. John records these as signs and not miracles. I believe he intends these signs, as N. T. Wright describes, somewhat like a signpost. Signs pointing to the identity of who Jesus is leading others to come and meet Jesus.
Gospel of John (pt. 7)
In (Jn. 6), Jesus, while in Capernaum, shares powerful teaching known as the “Bread of Life Discourse.” Jesus, in this teaching, says, “I am the bread of life.” This is the first of seven “I Am” statements Jesus makes in John’s gospel.
Gospel of John (pt. 8)
John (7) begins with the Feast of Tabernacles. This marks a section of John’s gospel around significant meals or feasts and continues through (Jn. 10) with the Feast of Dedication or Hanukkah (ref. Jn. 10:22). From here, John moves to the raising of Lazarus in (Jn. 11).
Gospel of John (pt. 9)
In John 8, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.” (ref. Jn. 8:12), one of seven such statements Jesus makes concerning Himself in John’s gospel. Earlier, (ref. Jn. 6:35), Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
Gospel of John (pt. 10)
Jesus has left the temple, and he passes by a man who was blind from birth. In a culture where there is no safety net for a person with disabilities, Jesus sees a man who must depend on the charity of others for his daily survival. Likely, the man’s parents can no longer care for him, as they lack financial ability. Thus, the blind man is left to beg for his daily needs.
Gospel of John (pt. 11)
John 10 is a fascinating passage in which Jesus refers to Himself as "The Good Shepherd." Consistent with John's Gospel, there are all types of reactions to Jesus and His words. Some understand and believe, while others pick up stones to kill Him. What is so controversial about Jesus referring to Himself as the Good Shepherd?