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07 Apostol John Sef Eng


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07 Apostol John Sef Eng

  1. 1. THE APOSTLE JOHN Lesson 7
  2. 2. When was the first time John followed Jesus? He listened to John the Baptist talking about Jesus and followed him He followed him after the miraculous catch of fish His brother James told him about Jesus and he followed him John, 1: 35-42
  3. 3. When did he decide to leave everything behind and to follow Jesus at any time? When John the Baptist told him about Jesus After the miraculous catch of fish After the miracle at the wedding at Cana Mark, 1: 16-20
  4. 4. Make a full and complete commitment to Jesus
  5. 5. In which three occasions did “the sons of thunder” show their character faults? 1. Mark 10:35-42 They asked Jesus proudly to have honour positions at Jesus’ Kingdom 2. Luke 9:51-56 They asked Jesus to call fire down from heaven in order to destroy a Samaritan village, because they didn’t want to welcome him 3. Mark 9:38-40 They stopped a man who was driving out demons in Jesus’ name, because he wasn’t a disciple
  6. 6. “ You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with ” (Mark 10:39) What changes do you have to do in your life now, in order to save you from learning through trials and difficulties?
  7. 7. The 66% of the gospel of John is made of unique material that can’t be found in the other three gospels. Which of these stories can only be found in the Gospel of John? The wedding at Cana The paralytic at the pool of Bethesda Jesus walking on the sea The resurrection of Lazarus Jesus meeting Nicodemus Feeding the 5,000 Matthew,14:13-21 Mark 6:30-44 Luke 9:10-17 John 6:1-15 John 5:1-18 John 2:1-12 John 3:1-15 Matthew 14:22-27 Mark 6:45-52 John 6:16-21 John 11:1-44 ? ? ? ? ? ?
  8. 8. logoV Lógos = Word What did Lógos mean for a Jewish reader? God’s word, which created the world; the divine teachings and law What did Lógos mean for a Greek reader? A living force which joined everything together in the universe What did Lógos mean for John? A PERSON, the same God who became flesh in order to bring salvation to humanity
  9. 9. Get down on your knees with gratitude, faith and humble obedience, before your Creator and Saviour, Jesus (LÓGOS)
  10. 10. “ In him [lógos] was life, and that life was the light of all people ” (John, 1: 4) John 6:35 John 6:63 John 10:10 John 10:28 John 14:6 John 17:3 John 3:36 John 5:26 John 8:12 John 11:25 John 20:31 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal LIFE The Son has LIFE in himself I am the bread of LIFE The words I have spoken to you, they are full of the Spirit and LIFE Whoever follows me will have the light of LIFE I have come that they may have LIFE I give them eternal LIFE, and they shall never perish I am the resurrection and the LIFE I am the way and the truth and the LIFE Now this is eternal LIFE: that they know you These are written that you may have LIFE in his name Match each quotation with the idea of life expressed on it
  11. 11. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have ETERNAL LIFE John 3:16
  12. 12. LOVE EXPRESSED THROUGH DISCIPLE The confiding love and unselfish devotion manifested in the life and character of John present lessons of untold valueto the Christian church. John did not naturally possess the loveliness of character that his later experience revealed. By nature he had serious defects. He was not only proud, self-assertive, and ambitious for honor, but impetuous, and resentful under injury. He and his brother were called "sons of thunder." Evil temper, the desire for revenge, the spirit of criticism, were all in the beloved disciple. But beneath all this the divine Teacher discerned the ardent, sincere, loving heart. Jesus rebuked this self-seeking, disappointed his ambitions, tested his faith. But He revealed to him that for which his soul longed--the beauty of holiness, the transforming power of love. ( E.G.W. The acts of the Apostles, page 540 )
  13. 13. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love (1 John 4:8) My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the Righteous One (1 John 2:1) Those who claim to be in the light but hate a fellow believer are still in the darkness. Those who love their fellow believers live in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble (1 John 2:9-10) Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is (1 John 3:2) For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another (1 John 3:11) The transformation of character that Jesus made in John can be found in his three epistles
  14. 14. “ One of them [John], the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him ” (John 13:23) What was the secret of the transformation of character in John? His life was dedicated to be with Jesus
  15. 15. How much time do you spend reclining next to Jesus? Decide today to live reclining next to him
  16. 16. ASOCIE la verdad – ¿Porqué debo estudiar esta lección? DESCUBRA la verdad – ¿Qué dice la Biblia sobre esta verdad? APLIQUE la verdad – ¿Cómo puede esta verdad afectar mi vida hoy? PLAN para usar la verdad – ¿Cómo puedo usar esta verdad hoy? TRANSFIERA la verdad a la vida – ¿Qué cambios necesito en mi vida hoy? COMPARTA la verdad a otros – ¿Con quien la compartiré? Eficaz para GRUPOS PEQUEÑOS ADAPTELO ! Material de Enseñanza