John So Far


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John So Far

  1. 1. John so far A Gospel to Live By
  2. 2. Finding God The compass is in your knapsack!!
  3. 3. John 1 and 2 ‘What’s your Jesus Like?’ The Word became flesh John the Baptist not the Christ Jesus the Lamb of God Jesus' first disciples Jesus changes water into wine Jesus clears the Temple
  4. 4. John 3 and 4 ‘Surprise, Mystery and Relationship’ Jesus and Nicodemus John the Baptist and Jesus Jesus and the woman at the well Jesus heals the royal official’s son
  5. 5. John 5 and 6 ‘Feeding of the Five Thousand’ Healing at the Pool of Bethesda Life through the Son Testimonies about Jesus Feeding the five thousand Walking on water Bread of Life Many people desert Jesus
  6. 6. John 7 and 8 ‘Sound Bites from’ Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles Jesus the Christ? Unbelief amongst Jewish Leaders Woman caught in adultery The validity of Jesus’ testimony Children of Abraham and of the Devil Claims of Jesus about himself
  7. 7. John 9 and 10 ‘Questions’ Spiritual Blindness and Unbelief Jesus heals the man born blind Teaching on spiritual blindness The Shepherd and his flock The Unbelief of the Jews
  8. 8. People finding God in their lives The servants at the marriage – ‘small’ miracle Nichodmus – challenge to be born again Woman at the well – sense of being known and accepted Royal officials son - healing Man at the pool of Bethsaida – healing after many years Little boy and the feeding of the five thousand - provision Woman caught in adultery - forgiveness Man born blind – miracle and mystery
  9. 9. John 9 – Jesus heals the man born blind As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind. Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath. Finally they turned again to the blind man The Jews still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man's parents. A second time they summoned the man who had been blind Then they hurled insults at him Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.
  10. 10. "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" "Isn't this the same man who used to sit and beg?" "How then were your eyes opened?" "Where is this man?" Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight "What have you to say about him? How is it that now he can see?" "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" Questions………………
  11. 11. He replied, "Whether he is a sinner or not, I don't know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!" Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him
  12. 13. “ Have you ever been aware or, or influenced by, a presence or power, whether you call it God or not, which is different from your everyday self” Hardy 36% Yes Hay 63% Yes
  13. 14. I've not told anyone. For the simple reason, there's such a lot of disbelievers about, and they'd ridicule you... A middle-aged factory worker I'd tell the wife. I don't tell me mates, otherwise they'd think I'd gone barmy. Male worker Never! [They'd] just laugh at me; well they'd probably listen but they wouldn't understand. Eighteen-year-old youth working in a shop
  14. 15. "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.