JOHN: THE GREAT EXPLANATION

                                 John 20.30-31 - Aim and Purpose - “These were written so that…”

 

A.  Eternal Life

 

B.  Faith in Christ (used 98 times as a verb, never as a noun)

 

C.  Word of God (Communication) (Hebrews 1.1,2)

 

                                 1.  Relation to God

                                 2.  Relation to Creation

                                 3.  Relation to Man and Humanity

 

D.  The Son Manifested to the World (1.19-34)

 

F.  Witness Theme: 

 

                                 4.39 - Samaritan

                                 5.36 - Works

                                 5.37 - Father

                                 5.39 - Scriptures

                      15.26 - Holy Spirit

                      15.27 - Disciples

                      19.35 - Gospel

 

F.  Seven Signs

 

                                 1.  2. 1-11 - Changing the Water to Wine

                                 2.  4.46-54 - Healing the Officer’s Son

                                 3.  5. 2- 9 - Healing the Cripple of 38 years

                                 4.  6. 4-13 - Feeding of the 5,000

                                 5.  6.16-21 - Walking on the Water

                                 6.  9. 1- 7 - Healing of the Blind

                                 7. 11. 1-44 - Raising of Lazarus

 

G.  Dialogues and Discourses

 

                                 1.  3.1-15 - Nicodemus

                                 2.  4.2ff  - The Samaritan Woman

                                 3.  7.8    - Jewish Authorities - 7.28,29; 8.28,29; 8.59

 

H.  Claims of Jesus

 

                                 1.  6.25-28 - The Bread of Life

                                 2.  8.12    - The Light of the World

                                 3.  10.7,9  - The Open Door

                                 4.  10.11   - The Good Shepherd

                                 5.  11.25   - The Resurrection

 

I.  Development of Faith in the Disciples, chps. 13-17

 

J.  Consummation of Unbelief in Israel - chps. 18-19

 

                                 1.  Arrest of Christ - 18.1-11 

                                 2.  Trials of Christ - 18.12 - 19.26

                                 3.  Ecclesiastical Jews - 18.12-27

                                 4.  The Civil Trial - 18.28 - 19.16

                                 5.  The Death of Christ - 19.17-42

 

K.  Consummation of Faith in The Disciples

 

                                 1.  Chapter 22

                                 2.  Apostles at The Tomb - 20.1-10

                                 3.  Appearance of The Lord - 22.11-29

                                 4.  Close and Purpose of The Narrative - 20.30-33

 

L.  Manifestation of The Word for the Correction of Unbelief and the Confirmation of Faith

 

                                 1.  Christ and Seven Apostles - 21.1-4

                                 2.  Christ and the Two Apostles - 21.15-23

                                                                 a. Peter and John - 15-23

                                                                 b.  John’s Conclusion - 24 - 25

 

James Strauss, Lincoln, IL 62656