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John 20:30-31  — Theme of the Gospel of John

John 20:30-31 — Theme of the Gospel of John

BIG IDEA: JESUS’ SPECIAL SIGN MIRACLES POINT US TO FAITH IN HIM AS THE PROMISED MESSIAH, THE SON OF GOD — WHO ALONE CAN PROVIDE SPIRITUAL LIFEINTRODUCTION: Why did John write his gospel? What special emphasis did he have over the other gospel writers? Why...
John 19:31-42  — The Burial

John 19:31-42 — The Burial

BIG IDEA: PROPHETIC FULFILLMENT AND DEDICATED DEVOTION CONTINUES AS JESUS’ BODY IS PREPARED FOR BURIAL(:31) INTRODUCTION: URGENCY OF BURIAL “The Jews therefore, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath...
John 18:12-27  — HIding and Denying

John 18:12-27 — HIding and Denying

BIG IDEA: THE FRIGHTENED DISCIPLES HIDE AND DENY WHILE JESUS TESTIFIES OPENLY HE HAS NOTHING TO HIDE(:12-14) INTRODUCTION: THE IRONY IN THE ARREST OF JESUSA. (:12) Ironic Political-Religious Alliance “So the Roman cohort and the commander, and the officers of the...
John 17:1-26  — The Passing of the Torch

John 17:1-26 — The Passing of the Torch

BIG IDEA: FOR THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF MUTUAL DIVINE GLORIFICATION, JESUS PETITIONS THE FATHER FOR THE UNITY AND SECURITY OF THE ELECT (PARTICULARLY THE APOSTLES) WHILE THEY CARRY OUT THEIR MISSION IN AN UNFRIENDLY WORLDINTRODUCTION: The passage reads almost like contract...
John 16:16-33  — Seeing Jesus Clearly Solves Everything

John 16:16-33 — Seeing Jesus Clearly Solves Everything

BIG IDEA: SEEING JESUS BY FAITH CONNECTS US TO DIVINE LOVE, JOY AND PEACE(:16-18) INTRODUCTION: SEEING JESUS SHOULD BE OUR GREATEST CONCERNA. (:16) Cryptic Contrast 1. Soon You Won’t See Me “A little while, and you will no longer behold Me” This is a monumental...
John 15:18 – 16:6  — Preparation for Persecution

John 15:18 – 16:6 — Preparation for Persecution

BIG IDEA: REMEMBERING THE ENCOURAGING PROPHETIC WORDS OF CHRIST MAKES PERSECUTION MORE PALATABLEI. (:18-21) PERSECUTION (HATRED) SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE FROM A PREDICTABLE WORLDA. (:18) Don’t Imagine Your Persecution to be Unique — Persecution Follows a...