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					  John

An Overview
                 Background
• a.k.a John The Beloved (John 21:20)
• Son of Zebedee brother of James the apostle (Mark
  1:19-20) or the Sons of Thunder (Mark 3:17)
• He is in the inner circle with Peter and James (Matthew
  17:1-2)
• John was intensely loyal to Christ (John 18:15, 19:25-27)
• He was a witness of the Christ (1 John 1:1-3)
• Often accompanied Peter (Acts 3:1; 4:19; 8:14)
• Pillar in the church (Galatians 2:9)
• Exiled in the isle of Patmos and wrote Revelation there
  (Revelation 1:9)
• Earlier, John had a carnal vision of the kingdom of God
  (Matthew 20:20-24; Mark 10:35-41)
                          Background
•   Written around 90 – 95 AD
•   The book of John has a General Audience unlike the other three Gospels
•   It is very Theological in its approach (John 1)
•   Because of its theological nature, it makes it requires much care when
    reading.
•   He presents Jesus as God (John 1).
•   It is in John that salvation through Christ is heavily documented
     –   The bread of Life (John 6:35, John 6:51)
     –   The life giver (John 11:25)
     –   The only way (John 17:3, John 14:6, John 10:9 )
     –   The sacrificial Lamb (John 1:29)
     –   The living water (John 4:10,26)
     –   Being born again John 3
     –   By faith in Christ (John 3:14-18)
•   John Documents the dual nature of Christ (John 3:14-18)
     – Humanity (John 3:14)
     – Divinity (John 3:17,18; John 10:30, John 9:35,37; John 6:51; John 8:58)
                    Purpose
• Stated in (John 20:31)
  – To Prove the Jesus is the Son of God
• John wasn’t writing to present a narrative of
  Jesus’ life (John 20:30)
• John only presents 7 miracles
  – 1---The miracle of water into wine (John 2:1-11)
    2---Healing the noble man's son (John 4:46-53)
    3---Healing the man at the pool (John 5:1-9)
    4---Feeding the 5,000 (John 6:4-13)
    5---Jesus walks on water (John 6:16-21)
    6---Healing the blind man (John 9:1-12)
    7---Raises the dead (John 11:30-44)

				
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