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The Gospel of John continued

“John is at the same time the simplest and the most profound of the four gospels” William Stevens 

 

Author:

  • Whoever wrote it was an _______________. (1:14)
  • It was written by Jesus ___________ ______________.  He is called “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” (13:23; 19:26; 20:2; 21,20)
  • He also wrote _____ other books.

Date:

  • Probably late in John’s life around ________ AD
  • Fragments of the book have been found which date in mid 130’s so it couldn’t have been written after that.

Recipients:

  • Matthew written to Jews
  • Mark written to Romans
  • Luke written to Greeks
  • John written to ____  _________.

 

Uniqueness of John:

  

Key words:

  • Believe – 98 times
  • Life – 55 times
  • Others include: Light, darkness, eternal, glory, witness, world, and Father

 

Purpose of the Gospel: ______________ in nature – (20:30, 31)

 

John uses three approaches to substantiate his thesis that Jesus is the Son of God

  • Seven sign miracles
  • Eight witnesses
  • “I Am” sayings

Life Lessons:

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