Presentation on theme: "Son of Thunder Apostle of Love. John Wrote 5 books of the New Testament Gospel of John 1 st, 2 nd, 3 rd John The Revelation Younger brother of James the."— Presentation transcript:
Son of Thunder Apostle of Love
John Wrote 5 books of the New Testament Gospel of John 1 st, 2 nd, 3 rd John The Revelation Younger brother of James the Apostle Known as a Son of Zebedee (Mark 3:17) Known as a Son of Thunder (Mark 3:17) Known as the Apostle of Love
John Part of inner circle of Jesus raise Jairus daughter glory of the Transfiguration Agony in the garden
John What he did. 1. Mark 9:38 – tried to stop people teaching and doing good works for Jesus 2. Mark 10:37 – wanted to sit at his right or left hand 3. Luke 9:54 – call down fire from heaven to consume them. IS THERE ANY WONDER HE IS CALLED A SON OF THUNDER?
John What he saw and heard from Jesus. 1. Mark 9:39 Do not stop him. 2. Mark 10:38-39 You do not know what you are asking…You will drink my cup 3. Luke 9:55-56 He turned and rebuked them, You do not know what manner of spirit you are of; for the Son of Man came not to destroy peoples lives but to save them.
John John loved the truth uses word 50+ times followed Jesus who was the truth 3 John 4 I have NO GREATER JOY than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 1 John 2:4 Whoever says I know him but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
John Why he would stop someone who was not following them from preaching Jesus Why he would want to sit at his right or left hand Why he would want to call down fire from heaven on those who would not open their door to Jesus Johns problem He was all truth and no love.
John What changed John? He was the only apostle who was at the foot of the cross when Jesus was crucified.
John What John Did. What John saw Jesus do 1. Mark 9:38 – He would stop a man from teaching in Jesus name 2. He would ask for a place at his right or left side 3. He would call down from heaven fire to consume the enemies of God. 1. Luke 23:43 – Accept a man that had not followed him continually. Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise. 2. Matthew 27:38 – Who saw who was at his right and left Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left 3. Luke 23:34 – he did not call down fire from heaven to consume them who would not open their heart to him, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do
John What John learned. There is no greater love than truth. There is no greater truth than love. God is Truth, I am the way the truth and life; and God is Love. They are inseparable! Used truth 50+ times Used love 80+ times
John What happened to John He saw the Lord die. He saw his brother James beheaded. He saw each Apostle before him martyred. He was the last one left. He never stopped proclaiming Christ; he was a son of Thunder! An Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, a servant to his God, and a man like you and I!