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Introduction to john gospel



Sermon by Ps Dr Ng Seee Ming, 20 Jan 2013

Sermon by Ps Dr Ng Seee Ming, 20 Jan 2013



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    Introduction to john gospel Introduction to john gospel Presentation Transcript

    • THESE WERE WRITTEN... John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
    • THE BIBLE 66 books 40 authors 3,000+yrs VARIETY Yet UNITY
    • GOSPEL OF JOHNJohns gospel written by John the apostle around AD 90+ John was 80 + yrs old.
    • GOSPEL OF JOHNJohn the Apostle Part of the “inner circle” the disciple Jesus loved‘ eyewitness to the events that happened –  I saw all this myself and have given an accurate report so that you also can believe. (TLB) John 19:35
    • GOSPEL OF JOHNJohn the Apostle : Wrote three books in the NT  Gospel of John  John’s Epistles  Book Revelation
    • MATTHE W JOHN MARK LUKEThree Possible Focus whenwriting :1. What He did ?2. What He said ?3. Who He was ?
    • GOSPELS EMPHASIS Mark started with the public 3 years ministry with John the Baptist: Jesus as the Son of Man Matthew begins with his birth and his ancestry – back to Abraham : Jesus as King of the Jews Luke goes further back than his birth, Abraham all the way back to Adam : Jesus as the Saviour of the world John wanted to declare Jesus as the Son of God started with the
    • JESUS MINISTRY: To the Nation of Israel  Northern Ministry  Southern Ministry Synoptic Gospels – Generally : 30mths northern Galilean ministry and 6 mths in the south. John’s Focus on Jesus ministry in the south rather than His northern Galilean teaching.?? Contradiction Jesus did go south for the important feasts
    • THE GOSPELS Matt Mark Luke JohnAudience Jews Romans Greeks The World King Servant Perfect MightyChrist Man God Sermons Miracle Parables “Signs”Focus s Teacher Preache Historia TheologiaStyle r n n JerusalePlace Capernaum in Galilee m in
    • JOHN’S GOSPEL 21Chapters Divided into  Chp 1:1-18 : INTRO  Chps 1:19 -12:50 : SIGNS  Chps 13 – 20:31 : GLORY  Chp 21: EPILOGUE
    • JOHN’SGOSPEL : the Omissions  Conception or Birth  Baptism  Temptations  Transfiguration  LastSupper  Garden of Gethsemane  Ascension
    • JOHN’S GOSPEL : THE OMISSIONS Q: What is the main theme of the Gospels ?  Kingdom of God / Heaven  only mentioned twice  Nicodemus  Pilate ‘Synoptics’ – 82 times  Casting out of demons
    • JOHN’S GOSPEL :“EMPHASIS” Of the 7 miracles 5 are new  Not miracles but SIGNS that point to something Peter & foot washing Encounters with “individual”Q: What are the famousstatements in John’s Gospel ? “I AM” statements
    • EMPHASIS ON THE HOLY SPIRIT Chp 1 : Baptised with Chp 3: Born Again Chp 4: Living Water Chp 7: Springs of Water Chp 14-16 : Paraclete, Encourager, Spirit of Truth, Comforter ... Chp 20: Sign
    • STYLE Long discourses  Eg : High Priestly Prayer No short parables More on what we believe than how we behave
    • JOHN AND THE NUMBERSEVENNumber Seven (7)CompletenessWholeness
    • SEVEN WITNESSES1. John the Baptist (1:29)2. Andrew (1:41)3. Nathanael (1:49)4. Peter (6:68- 69)5. Martha (11:27)6. Thomas (20:28)7. John (20:31)
    • JOHN’S PURPOSE:John 20:30-31 30 Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
    • SEVEN WORKS (SIGNS)1. Water into Wine (2:1-11)2. Healing the Nobleman’s son (4:46-53)3. Healing the Bethesda Cripple (5:1-15)4. * Feeding of the 5000 (6:1-14)5. * Walking on Water (6:16-21)6. Healing the man blind from birth (9:1- 11)7. Raising of Lazarus (11:1-44)
    • SEVEN WORDS1. I AM the Bread of Life (6:35, 48)2. I AM the Light of the World (8:12)3. I AM the Good Shepherd (10:11)4. I AM the Door (10:7,9)5. I AM the Resurrection & the Life (11:25)6. I AM the Way, the Truth & the Life (14:6)7. I AM the True Vine (15:1)
    • THE WORD, THE LIGHT & THE RIGHTJohn 1:1-18
    • THE WORDJohn 1:1-41 In the beginning was THE WORD, and THE WORD was with God, and THE WORD was God.2 HE was with God in the beginning.3 Through HIM all things were made; without HIM nothing was made that has been made.
    • THE LIGHTJohn 1:4-9 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. 6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9 The
    • THE RIGHTJohn 1:10-1310 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husbands
    • RIGHTJohn 1:14-1514 The Word became flesh and made hisdwelling among us. We have seen hisglory, the glory of the One and Only,who came from the Father, full of graceand truth.15 John testifies concerning him. Hecries out, saying, "This was he of whomI said, He who comes after me hassurpassed me because he was beforeme."
    • THE GOSPELJohn 1:16-1816 From the fullness of his grace wehave all received one blessing afteranother.17 For the law was given throughMoses; grace and truth came throughJesus Christ.18 No one has ever seen God, but Godthe One and Only, who is at theFathers side, has made him known.
    • CHALLENGE John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.