Introduction to the Gospel of John. Sharing the Word of God from Highest to Lowest John 4:1-42 Principles of Sharing God’s Word. Our Path For Today’s Session. John’s Testimony and his Purpose for the Gospel The Saving Power of the Gospel of John
Sharing the Word of God from Highest to Lowest
Principles of Sharing God’s Word
Let’s All Read John’s Gospel and Give it this Easter Season!
1 John 1:1-2 (NLT) “We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us. We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us.”
John 20:30-31 (NLT) 30 The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have [eternal] life by the power of his name.
How Can We Effectively Share the Gospel of John?
Holman Illustrated Study Bible Maps, 2006
On to a 6 minute movie clip of John 4
From: New American Standard Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.
Introduce yourselves and then discuss for 3 minutes:
John 4:35b-37 (NLT) 35b The fields are already ripe for harvest. 36 The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike! 37 You know the saying, ‘One plants and another harvests.’ And it’s true.
From: White for Harvest, Lon Solomon May 15, 2005
John 14:6-7 (NASB)
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him."
Adapted from: “M-A-P-S to Guide You through Biblical Reliability” by Hank Hanegraaff
Hosea 4:6a, 13a, 14b (HCSB)
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from serving as My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your sons.” “They sacrifice on the mountaintops, and they burn offerings on the hills, …People without discernment are doomed.”
McLean University Instructor