I. Purpose of John’s Gospel (20:30, 31) • Certainty of signs (20:30) Jesus did many signs. Jesus did the signs in the presence of the disciples. John did not record all of the signs Jesus did.
For Discussion: Questions 4 & 5 from Study Guide Causes and abundant catch of fish (21:6)
I. Purpose of John’s Gospel (20:30, 31) A. Certainty of signs (20:30) B. Significance of the signs (20:31) (pisteuō): vb.; think to be true, to believe, implying trust For Discussion: Question #7 READ- John 2:23-25, Discuss Questions #9,10 READ- John 17:3, Discuss Question #11
II. Nature of John’s Gospel A. Theological biography B. Narrative C. Selective D. Not impartial • E. Inspired • 2 Peter 1:21 • 2 Timothy 3:16
III. Structure of John’s Gospel A. Prologue(1:1–18) B. Book of signs (1:19—12:50)
III. Structure of John’s Gospel A. Prologue (1:1–18) B. Book of signs (1:19—12:50) C. Book of glory (13—20) D. Epilogue(21)
Application Questions: Question #19: How will a genuine belief in Jesus be evident in a person’s life? For reflection this week: Question #20: What evidence in your life shows that you believe in Jesus with your heart instead of just your head?