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  1. The Gospel of John “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us”

  2. Introduction • Author is the Apostle John, son of Zebedee. One of the disciples in Jesus’ “inner circle”. All early writers attribute the book to John. • Likely written in the 80’s in Ephesus. • Written with mostly Gentiles in mind (Jewish traditions are explained). • The emphasis in the gospel is the eternal nature of Jesus.

  3. Deity of Jesus in John • The Word became flesh (1:1-18) • What Jesus says about himself: • “I am the Messiah” • “I am the Bread of life” • “I am the Light of the world” • “I am the Door” • “I am the Good Shepherd” • “I am the Resurrection and the Life” • “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” • “I am the True Vine” • “I am” (8:58; Ex 3:14)

  4. Important Words in John • Know and Knowledge (142) • The Father (121) • Believe (99) • Love (54) • Life (36) • Truth (25)

  5. The “Signs” in John- Revealing God • 2 signs specifically mentioned: • 1st sign: Changing water to wine (2:1ff) • 2nd sign: Healing the Nobleman’s son (4:46ff) • Uncounted “signs” • 3rd: Healing the lame man • 4th: Feeding of 5,000 • 5th: Healing the blind man • 6th: Raising of Lazarus • 7th: The death for our sins and resurrection!!!

  6. Passages to Look at • John 3:1-21- lifted up • John 12:23-32- purpose of Jesus’ work • John 2:12-22- the temple • John 21- discipleship is parting thought • John 13- the example