I had a few requests for the notes from the power point this Sunday. You’ll find them below. Enjoy!

Purpose of the book is found in John 20:30-31:

Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

Some of the themes we’ll be studying are:

    Light & darkness

Things not in John:

    Jesus’ genealogy
    Birth & childhood events
    Jesus’ baptism & temptation
    The Sermon on the Mount
    Demons, lepers or parables
    The Mount of Transfiguration
    The Garden of Gethsemane
    The Great Commission
    The ascension

Things only in John (90% of John is not in the other Gospels):

    Jesus as the Creator (John 1)
    Jesus as the “only begotten” of the Father (John 1)
    Jesus as the promised “Lamb of God” (John 1)
    Jesus revealed as the great “I Am”
    Jesus turning the water into wine (John 2)
    Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus (John 3)
    Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well (John 4)
    Jesus and the woman caught in adultery (John 8 )
    The raising of Lazarus from the dead (John 11)
    Jesus washing the disciples’ feet (John 13)
    The Upper Room Discourse of our Lord (John 14-17)
    Jesus’ teaching on the coming of the Holy Spirit (John 14-16)
    Jesus’ high priestly prayer (John 17)

Seven Signs:

    Water into wine
    Healing the official’s son
    Healing the invalid at the Pool of Bethsaida
    Feeding the 5,000
    Walking on water
    Healing the man born blind
    Raising Lazarus

Seven “I Am” statements:

    “I am the bread of life” (6:35)
    “I am the light of the world” (8:12)
    “I am the door for the sheep” (10:7; cf. v. 9)
    “I am the good shepherd” (10:11, 14)
    “I am the resurrection and the life” (11:25)
    “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (14:6)
    “I am the true vine” (15:1; cf. v. 5)

Suggested outline of the book:

    Prologue – 1:1-18
    Public ministry – 1:19-12:50
    Private ministry – 13-17
    Passion ministry – 18-20
    Epilogue – 20-21