Contributed on Mar 24, 2008
John begins his gospel by establishing the deity of Christ.
John 1:1-5 “The Deity of Christ” I. In the Beginning (1) • John wants to make sure that before we begin to talk about what Jesus taught or the sacrifice He came to make; we must first understand who Jesus really is High Christology • “In the Beginning” what do you think about ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2008
John the Baptist came to herald the light of the world that brought salvation to those who believe, receive, and become.
John 1:6-13 “That Divine Light” I. The Witness (6-8) • Vs. 6 • Background -- *Luke 1:5-17; 36-41; Matthew 11:7-11 • Jesus called him the greatest of all God’s prophets o John was both a prophet and a priest; a prophet represented God to the people, while a priest represented the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2008
Jesus is the embodiment of grace and truth.
John 1:14-18 “Aspects of Grace” I. Grace and Truth (14) • Vs. 14 Again John leaves no room for the belief that Christ had not become a physical man. o This one verse is the entire birth account of Jesus that is found in John. • The Greek word for “dwelt” is similar to the word that is ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2008
John the Baptist’s testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 1:19-28 “The Testimony of John” I. The Question (19-22) • Vv. 19-20 John the Baptist’s voice breaks 400 years of silence. • “The Jews” is used by John to describe many groups within the Jewish community; here it is referring particularly to the Pharisees. • Background on the Jews ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2008
John the Baptist continues his testimony about Jesus, the Lamb of God, the Son of God.
John 1:29-34 “The Testimony of John(cont.)” 1. The Lamb of God (29) • Vs. 29 Significance of the Lamb o Genesis 4:2-5 o Genesis 22:7-8 o Exodus 12:3-5, 12-13 o Isaiah 53:7 o 1 Peter 1:19 • takes away lit. means “to destroy.” • sin means “state of sinfulness;” also the “moral ...read more