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JOHN - The Light Shines in the Darkness

Studies in the Gospel of Christ according to John

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PART 1 - The Shining of the Divine Light (John 1:1 - 4:54)
A - The Incarnation of the Word of God in Jesus (John 1:1-18)
1. The essence and work of the word before incarnation (John 1:1-5)
2. The Baptist prepares the way of Christ (John 1:6-13)
3. The fullness of God appeared in the incarnation of Christ (John 1:14-18)
B - Christ Leads his Disciples from the Sphere of Repentance to the joy of the Wedding (John 1:19 - 2:12)
1. A delegation from the Sanhedrin questions the Baptist (John 1:19-28)
2. More stirring testimonies of the Baptist to Christ (John 1:29-34)
3. The first six disciples (John 1:35-51)

4. Jesus' first miracle at the wedding in Cana (John 2:1–12)
C - Christ's First Visit to Jerusalem (John 2:13 - 4:54) -- What is True Worship?
1. The cleansing of the Temple (John 2:13-22)
2. Jesus speaks with Nicodemus (John 2:23 – 3:21)
a) People lean towards Jesus (John 2:23-25)

b) The need for a new birth (John 3:1-13)
c) The cross, agent of rebirth (John 3:14–16)
d) Rejecting Christ leads to Judgement (John 3:17-21)
3. The Baptist testifies to Jesus the Bridegroom (John 3:22–36)

4. Jesus in Samaria (John 4:1–42)
a) Jesus leads the adulteress to repentance (John 4:1-26)
b) Jesus leads his disciples to see the ready harvest (John 4:27-38)
c) Evangelism in Samaria (John 4:39–42)
5. Healing of the court official's son (John 4:43-54)

PART 2 - Light Shines in the Darkness (John 5:1 - 11:54)
A - Second Journey to Jerusalem (John 5:1-47) -- Emergence of Hostility Between Jesus and the Jews
1. Healing of the paralytic at Bethesda (John 5:1-16)
2. God works with His Son (John 5:17-20)
3. Christ raises the dead and judges the world (John 5:20-30)
4. The four witnesses to Christ's deity (John 5:31-40)
5. The reason for unbelief (John 5:41-47)

B - Jesus is the Bread of Life (John 6:1-71)
1. Feeding the five thousand (John 6:1-13)
2. Jesus withdraws from the clamor for his crowning (John 6:14-15)
3. Jesus comes to his disciples in distress (John 6:16-21)
4. Jesus offers people the choice, "Accept or Reject!" (John 6:22-59)
5. The sifting out of the disciples (John 6:59-71)

C - Jesus' Last Journey to Jerusalem (John 7:1 - 11:54) The Parting of Darkness and Light
1. The words of Jesus at the feast of tabernacles (John 7:1 – 8:59)
a) Jesus and his brothers (John 7:1-13)
b) Disparate views on Jesus among the people and the high council (John 7:14-53)

c) Legalists bring an adulteress to Jesus for trial (John 8:1-11)
d) Jesus the light of the world (John 8:12-29)
e) Sin is bondage (John 8:30-36)
f) The devil, murderer and liar (John 8:37-47)
g) Christ exists before Abraham (John 8:48-59)

2. Healing the man born blind (John 9:1-41)
a) Healing on the Sabbath (John 9:1-12)
b) The Jews interrogate the healed man (John 9:13–34)
c) Jesus reveals himself as God's Son to the healed one (John 9:35–41)

3. Jesus the Good Shepherd (John 10:1–39)
a) The sheep hear the voice of the true shepherd (John 10:1-6)
b) Jesus is the authentic door (John 10:7-10)
c) Jesus is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11–21)
d) Our security in the union of Father and Son (John 10:22-30)
e) The Son of God in the Father and the Father in him (John 10:31-39)

4. The raising of Lazarus and the outcome (John 10:40 – 11:54)
a) Jesus across the Jordan (John 10:40 – 11:16)
b) Jesus meets Martha and Mary (John 11:17-33)
c) The raising of Lazarus (John 11:34-44)
d) The Jewish council sentences Jesus to death (John 11:45-54)

PART 3 - Light Shines in the Circle of the Apostles (John 11:55 - 17:26)
A - Prelude to Holy Week (John 11:55 - 12:50)
1. Jesus anointed in Bethany (John 11:55 – 12:8)
2. Jesus enters Jerusalem (John 12:9–19)
3. The Greeks seek Jesus' acquaintance (John 12:20-26)
4. The Father glorified amid the tumult (John 12:27-36)
5. Men harden themselves towards judgement (John 12:37-50)

B - Events That Follow the Lord's Supper (John 13:1-38)
1. Jesus washes his disciples' feet (John 13:1–17)
2. The traitor exposed and disconcerted (John 13:18-32)
3. The new commandment for the church (John 13:33-35)

4. Christ predicts Peter's denial (John 13:36-38)
C - Farewell Address in the Upper Room (John 14:1-31)
1. God is present in Christ (John 14:1–11)
2. The Holy Trinity descends on believers by the Comforter (John 14:12–25)
3. Christ's farewell peace (John 14:26-31)

D - The Farewell on the way to Gethsemane (John 15:1 - 16:33)
1. Abiding in Christ brings much fruit (John 15:1–8)
2. Our abiding in the Father's fellowship appears in mutual love (John 15:9-17)
3. The world hates Christ and his disciples (John 15:18 – 16:3)

4. The Holy Spirit reveals history's most significant developments (John 16:4-15)
5. Christ predicts the joy of the disciples in the resurrection feast (John 16:16-24)
6. Christ's peace in us defeats the world's afflictions (John 16:25-33)

E - Jesus' Intercessory Prayer (John 17:1-26)
1. Introduction to the intercessory prayer
2. The prayer for the Father's glory (John 17:1-5)
3. Jesus intercedes for his apostles (John 17:6-19)
4. Jesus intercedes for the church's unity (John 17:20-26)

PART 4 - Light Overcomes Darkness (John 18:1 – 21:25)
A - Events From the Arrest to the Burial (John 18:1 - 19:42)
1. Jesus arrested in the garden (John 18:1-11)
2. Jesus questioned before Annas and Peter's threefold denial (John 18:12–27)
3. The civil trial before the Roman governor (John 18:28 – 19:16)
a) The charge against Christ's royal claims (John 18:28-38)
b) The choice between Jesus and Barabbas (John 18:39-40)

c) The flogging of Jesus before his accusers (John 19:1-5)
d) Pilate awed by Christ's divine nature (John 19:6-11)
e) Pilate's unjust sentence on Jesus (John 19:12-16)
4. The cross and the death of Jesus (John 19:16b-42)
a) Crucifixion and the grave clothes (John 19:16b-22)
b) Dividing the garments and casting the lots (John 19:23-24)
c) Christ's word to his mother (John 19:25-27)
d) The consummation (John 19:28-30)
e) Piercing Jesus' side (John 19:31-37)
f) Burial of Jesus (John 19:38-42)

B - The Resurrection and Appearance of Christ (John 20:1 - 21:25)
1. Events at the Passover dawn (Easter) (John 20:1-10)
a) Mary Magdalene at the graveside (John 20:1-2)
b) Peter and John race to the tomb (John 20:3-10)
c) Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18)
2. Jesus appears to the disciples in the upper room (John 20:19-23)
3. Jesus appears to the disciples with Thomas (John 20:24-29)
4. Conclusion of John's gospel (John 20:30-31)

5. Jesus appears by the lake (John 21:1-25)
a) The miraculous catch of fishes (John 21:1-14)
b) Peter confirmed in the service of the flock (John 21:15-19)
c) Future predictions of Jesus (John 21:20-23)
d) The witness of John and his gospel (John 21:24-25)

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