ADVENTIST INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES School of Graduate Studies Department of Educational Studies, DLC – BASC “ DEVELOPING FAITH INTEGRATION BY TEACHING THE GOSPEL MESSAGE” A project paper Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course EDUC – 624 Faith and Learning in Christian Education Submitted To Dr. Myrtle Penniecook, Ed.D. Submitted By Margerate D. Halder & Flora Dipika Panday June 21, 2007
DEVELOPING FAITH INTEGRATION BY TEACHING THE GOSPEL MESSAGE BASED ON THE BOOK OF JOHN
The Book of John is The Evangelistic Gospel,
The Glorious Scripture, and The Wonderful Good News which was written by Jesus closest disciple John. It stands apart from the other three Gospels. Written nearly 30 years after Matthew, Mark and Luke, the purpose of John is dramatically evangelistic. John’s language and tone emphasized the focus of his book. Such as “believe,” “life,” “love,” “truth,” “eternal” and “grace” are used more in the Book of John than in the other three Gospels combined.
The book of John is addressed to all the people of the world, “Who is Jesus Christ?” and reveals the glorious truth of Jesus Christ. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1).
THE GOSPEL MESSAGE
Full of grace & truth Glorious truth Word of God Center Jesus Christ Good news For all the people Everlasting message Word was made flesh Language of believe, life, love, truth, grace, eternal Glorious Scripture
For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world but the world through Him might be saved.
(John 3:16 – 17)
What is faith? To come to Jesus To believe in Him Follow Jesus not walk in darkness Jesus is our redeemer He is light of this world
“ The grace of God comes to the soul through the channel of living faith, and that faith is in our power to exercise.” (Early Writings, 72:1) “ A living faith means an increase of vigor, a confiding trust, by which, through the grace of Christ, the soul becomes a conquering power.” (Ministry of Healing 62:2)
Outcomes of Faith
Light of light Light of the world Continue in my Word
Philosophy of Faith
The philosophy of the gospel of John depends on the “Gospel message.” That Jesus is our Savior. It focuses on Jesus as the is Creator. (John 1:3) Jesus is our Redeemer. He is the Light of this world. It develops the faith of the students that Jesus is the life. (John 6:33) Through Him we get eternal life because He is the resurrection and the life (John 11:25). It seeks to develop a life of faith and believes in God through Jesus Christ. It trains the student to be a good servant of Lord. It Prepare students for the kingdom of God.
Mission To witness Jesus Christ among students as John the Baptist gave witness and accept Christ as their personal Savior
VISION Empowering Teachers of today who believe in God as the Creator and hope for eternal life and building competent Christian leaders of tomorrow.
To develop our faith To believe in Jesus Christ To accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior
Who is Jesus? (According to John)
Jesus Redeemer Light of the world Bread of life Vine Resurrection & life Creator Way, truth & life Door Son of God Good shepherd Lamb of God Light of life
Father and I are one (John 10:30)
Objectives of Faith
Studying the Gospel of John, students should be able to learn and develop their faith in education:
by the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.
by witnesses of Jesus Christ from others.
by witnesses that Jesus Himself declared.
by belief in Jesus Christ.
by building up Spiritual knowledge.
by understanding the Spiritual meaning of different declarations about Jesus.
Content of Teaching Faith through the Gospel message relates to attributes as: Faith Hope Trust Love Belief Experience Worship Spiritual Spirit Prayer Spiritual knowledge Commitment
Integration of Faith through the Gospel message Ask students to memorize John 3:16 Hope for eternal life. In my father’s house are many mansions. I will go to prepare a place for you. I am the resurrection and the life. Hope Ask students to find a story about trust in God based on the Bible. Trust in the Lord and do good. John himself trusted on Jesus. We may have confidence and not to be ashamed before Him on his coming. Trust Encourage students to show love to classmates and others. God loves the world. Jesus loves us. He gave his only begotten son. Bear our burden (sin). Forgiveness Love Ask student to read John Chapter 11 and write a short lecture on belief. In ministry of Jesus. Jesus is Messiah. Son of God. Activities of Jesus. Belief Bible reading & Spirit of prophecy Ask student to make a poster about Jesus. God is the source of knowledge and truth. God the revealer of all true knowledge God is the controller of all true knowledge. Spiritual Knowledge Strategy Description Content
Build up our mind for the service of God. Build up our lifestyle according to Jesus Christ. Commitment is the dimension of faith that implies maturity of faith, conviction, determination to a certain action and loyalty in accomplishing one’s purposes. Commitment to God is a result of loving God with all the heart Commitment Keeping Sabbath. Teach Students to praise God, by singing and scripture reading. Attending religious activities. To worship God is to recognize and accept love. Experience Him as God , as the creator, and as our Savior. To recognize that God is almighty, great and powerful. Worship Develop our mind to live in peace with our fellowmen. The Holy Spirit imbues the attributes of Christ in the heart of God’s people. The Holy Spirit is the breath of Spiritual life in the soul. Spiritual Spirit Personal prayer, Prayer band, Attend in the week of prayer Prayer is the key element of faith. Believe in me through their word. Father art in me and I in thee. Prayer gives us peace. Prayer Students will discuss about the witness of John in the class. Keep my word. Father will love him. We will come unto Him. Make our abode with Him. Experience
The apostle John affirms, “Of His fullness all we have received, and grace for Grace. For the law was given by Moses, but Grace and the Truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:16-17). Gospel of “John” is very special to indicate Jesus Christ as our creator, our redeemer and our hope for everlasting life. Since John was the closest disciple of Jesus Christ, he witnessed all the activities, preaching and miracles that had been done by Jesus Christ. Therefore, the reading gospel of “John” emphasizes that students need to be strong in faith, believe in Jesus Christ and hope for eternal life. John also said that his testimony is true. (John 21:24)