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Gospel of John Mr. Perrotti Theology 1 Chapter 3 –Jesus Christ II Part 1
Prayer –Isaiah 49 I will never forget you my people!!!!! Johns Gospel reminds all of this with his great work out of love for Jesus his (our) Savior! As you listen please pray for all who have not seen but struggle to believe….
Gospel of John: Its Author John was one of Zebedees sons, the brother of James. (Sons of Thunder) James and John were both fishermen. As he mended his nets, Jesus called him to be His disciple. He was a disciple of John the Baptist. His home was in Jerusalem.
Its Author Included in the inner circle (with Peter and James) Was present at the raising of Jarius daughter. (ruler of local community) One of the witnesses of Jesus Transfiguration Disciple whom Jesus loved Closely associated with Peter and his work
Gospel of John: Its Author 1,2 and 3 John, Also the author of 1,2 and 3 John, as well as Revelation. Spent the later part of his life in Asia Minor, probably in Ephesus. Banished to Isle of Patmos during reign of Domitian. Only disciple who did not die as a martyr. Lived to an advanced age; was probably the last apostle to die.
Gospel of John: When Written The majority of scholars believe John wrote the Gospel of John at Ephesus after he returned from the Isle of Patmos. Ephesus was an ancient Greek City on western coast (present day Turkey) Isle of Patmos –small Greek Island where John was believed to be exiled to! 95 and 98 A.D.Written between 95 and 98 A.D. Written for use among the Gentiles and second generation Christians. He did explain a great number of Jewish traditions.
Gospel of John: Audience Internal evidence indicates Johns gospel was not written for the benefit of the Jews. The Jews would not need the explanations of their customs. The Gospels simplicity gives it a universal appealthe universal gospel! Written for those second generation Christians who did not witness Jesus in person! We are second generation Christians
Gospel of John: Purpose Signs –Manifestation of His power Belief –The desired effect of the signs Life –Eternal life--the spiritual benefit Meaning and purpose of the miracles To show the Divinity of Christ or Christ as God!
The Four Gospels Synoptic Synoptic Matthew Life of Jesus Apostles Miracles Teachings Conflicts Death Burial Resurrection Mark Life of Jesus Apostles Miracles Teachings Conflicts Death Burial Resurrection Luke Life of Jesus Apostles Miracles Teachings Conflicts Death Burial Resurrection John Life of Jesus Apostles Miracles Teachings Conflicts Death Burial Resurrection
Johns Two Purposes Purpose of the Fourth Gospel That you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God Revelation of Christ That believing you may have life in His Name Experience a Changed Life
The Four Parts of Johns Gospel Prologue – John 1:1-18 The Book of Signs – Miracles The Book of Glory – Paschal Mystery Epilogue – Conclusion –John Chapter 20
The Prologue John 1: 1-18 The Prologue to the Gospel of St. John is a mystical reflection on the Divinity and Incarnation of Jesus Christ The Incarnation, the Word made Flesh, was the major theme. An outstand piece of Literature written by Christs Closets Follower!
The Messages of the Prologue In the beginning there was the Word, and the Word was God, and Word became flesh! – Incarnation – Son of God made Man – Son of Man – The Messiah – Emmanuel – Our Christ – Johns use of the Greek term Logos (The Word)
The Messages of the Prologue The True Light! – The Way the Truth and the Light – The Light of the World – The Light that filled the Darkness – Christ our Light – Guide me Lord – Show me the way Lord
The Messages of the Prologue …..and the Word was God! – The divinity of Christ – Jesus as God – Jesus as ruler of The Kingdom of God – The promised one! – Our Savior!!! – One who will conquer sin!!
Jesus is the Way and the Truth w?v=qiKRtvq31n0.com When we sin, our relationship with God dies!!! Jesus is the Way, The Truth and the Way! He calls us all to have a personal relationship with Him!!